Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Aylesbury

Description

Music Teacher - Alfriston School

Location: Aylesbury Vale

Ref: FS09983

Closing date: 3rd June 2019

Contract type: Permanent

Working hours: Part Time


Overview

We are building a new performing arts facility, to bring new life to music, dance, drama and technology at the school, which will be ready for action in May 2020. This new facility will provide a great opportunity to capitalise on the use of technology within the arts. As part of this exciting development we are looking for an enthusiastic, versatile and motivated teacher of music able to deliver high quality teaching and learning across key stages 3, 4 and Post 16 to small groups of secondary aged girls with moderate learning difficulties.


Our school is an outstanding Special School Academy, and we are committed to ensuring that all our pupils become the best that they can be and they can enjoy and achieve in all that they do. Our teachers have a strong sense of commitment and use their excellent subject knowledge to provide interesting and creative lessons in which all pupils learn well. They have high expectations of their pupils and develop good supportive relationships within a positive learning atmosphere where the girls can thrive. We cater for a wide range of abilities up to and including GCSE standard.


We are looking for either an experienced or newly qualified music teacher who would like to join this developing department in our very special school. We need a talented teacher who is also a good team player and who can inspire and motivate girls with learning difficulties. You must have excellent subject knowledge and the passion to pass this on to the pupils you teach. We will support you in understanding and managing the special needs of our pupils, and give you an invaluable insight and appreciation of the rewards to be gained from working in a school such as ours.


Salary: £24,859 - £36,157 plus SEN 1 Allowance of £2,149 per annum (pro rata)


Hours: Part time 2.5 days per week – Permanent


Required to start: 4th September 2019 or asap


About Us

Our school is an outstanding Special School Academy, and we are committed to ensuring that all our pupils become the best that they can be and they can enjoy and achieve in all that they do. Our teachers have a strong sense of commitment and use their excellent subject knowledge to provide interesting and creative lessons in which all pupils learn well. They have high expectations of their pupils and develop good supportive relationships within a positive learning atmosphere where the girls can thrive. We cater for a wide range of abilities up to and including GCSE standard.


Our website is www.alfristonschool.com


About the role

JOB PURPOSE: To teach pupils within the school with particular responsibility for the general education, pastoral care and welfare of the pupils in their class. This includes maintaining pupil records, assessment and liaison with parents and other professionals, and to carry out such duties as are reasonably assigned by the Head teacher.


ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Core Duties


This job description is to be performed in accordance with the provisions of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and within the range of teachers’ duties as set out in that document.


Responsibilities


To teach, according to their educational needs, pupils assigned to the class

To monitor, assess and maintain records on pupils’ progress, academic and behavioural, and use these to inform planning and teaching

To inspire and motivate pupils to develop an appreciation of music and the performing arts

To supervise the work of the SSA, delegate duties and to maintain an ordered classroom

To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s policy on behaviour

To contribute to meetings, discussions and consultations necessary to coordinate the work within music and the school as a whole

To promote equal opportunities within the school and to represent the school positively

To demonstrate good practice and to be able to support and encourage teacher colleagues.

About you

Experience


Teaching in a mainstream or special school

Working with children with special needs

Qualifications and Training


Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Special needs qualification

Knowledge and Skills


Specialist teacher of music

Able to lead teams and individuals

Able to use ICT to support teaching and learning

Understanding of promoting positive relationships within the wider school community

Experience of working in a school setting

Understanding equality and diversity issues and implications for policy and practice

Ability to drive the school minibus

Personal Qualities


Highly developed interpersonal skills

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, accepting the flexibility to attend twilight and evening meetings as required

Ability to successfully work in collaboration with colleague teachers

Ability to relate to young people in a positive manner

Willingness to constructively challenge the work of self and others to continually improve own and team performance

To show loyalty and commitment to the school

Other Information

Please visit our website www.alfristonschool.com to download and complete the application form, please send a supporting cover letter with your application. All applications are to be sent via email to office@alfristonschool.com for the attention of The Office Manager.


Closing Date of Application Monday 3rd June 2019 Midday


At Alfriston School, we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and ensuring that the highest priority is given to following guidance and regulations to safeguard all our students.