The Froebelian School
A rare and exciting opportunity to join this highly-regarded school. Required for September 2019 (negotiable) a dynamic, experienced and inspirational Music Teacher/Leader (approx. 0.6 FTE)
The Froebelian School is seeking to appoint a part time excellent music specialist (approximately 0.6 FTE) to join our lively and thriving school where music is highly valued and is a key part of our performing arts curriculum. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic musician and teacher who is able to lead and deliver classroom music and singing lessons from Nursery to Year 6 and must be willing to make a wide contribution to the life of this busy, exciting and successful school. The position would suit a teacher with maintained primary or prep school experience. The applicant must have classroom teaching experience and relevant qualifications.
MUSIC AT THE FROEBELIAN SCHOOL
Music is a key component of school life and is embedded into every child’s education at Froebelian. Our aim is to fire enthusiasm of the musically talented and offer opportunities for all through a structured music curriculum. We provide an enjoyable and engaging musical experience for everyone through a broad curriculum, private instrumental lessons, ensembles and extra-curricular activities. Performance is at the heart of the music programme where all the children are offered opportunities both in and out of the classroom to give a variety of performances from concerts and plays to assemblies and competitions. The school enjoys a dedicated Music Room which is well stocked with a range of keyboards and percussive instruments.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• To maintain and develop Schemes of Work for all year groups from Nursery through to Year 6
• To be familiar with the requirements of the National Curriculum, and the scholarship requirements of those schools for which we may have candidates.
• To plan, prepare and teach class lessons according to the educational needs of pupils
• To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of the pupils
• To attend Parents’ Evenings, contribute to consultation notes and write annual summative reports.
• To attend staff meetings and departmental briefings to keep abreast of whole school issues.
• To supervise the work of peripatetic music staff, and provision of support, guidance and advice in this area.
• To be an advocate for music (both in and out of school) to pupils, parents, staff and governors; promoting and running a successful programme of musical events such as concerts, competitions and performances.
• To act as Musical Director for the end of year production; co-ordinating a live band.
• To fulfil the generic duties and responsibilities of a Subject Leader and maintain a Subject Leader folder.
• To contribute appropriately towards future development of the school’s music and performing arts provision.
• To demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development.
• To uphold and follow the Staff Code of Conduct.
• To carry out the administrative tasks and duties outlined in the Staff Handbook.
DUTIES & ACTIVITIES
All staff are expected to carry out a range of activities and duties, contributing to the wider school community and the smooth running of a busy and successful school. These may include supervision of pupils at break and lunchtimes outside of teaching times.
• To contribute to the extra-curricular activities of the school by running music groups/ensembles which take place regularly at lunchtime or after school.
• To attend FPTA and other school events which may fall outside of normal working hours
• General supervisory duties in the playground.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• Salary: Dependent on experience.
The Froebelian School enjoys a small close-knit community of staff; colleagues get on well with each other and the atmosphere is warm and supportive. New members of staff are given a mentor on arrival and the Deputy Head oversees the induction process. There is a Performance Review Cycle which includes an opportunity to meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
• Holidays: normal school holidays, but up to 6 days per year attendance may be required for training and preparation.
• Teachers’ Pension.
• Lunch and staffroom refreshments provided during school term time.
• Access to child-care vouchers/tax-free childcare.
Interested candidates should complete the School’s standard application form and may include a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4. A curriculum vitae will not be accepted in lieu of an application form. The names of two referees will be required.
Short-listed candidates will be contacted with a view to attending an interview. Once confirmed, referees will be contacted to provide a reference. On the interview day, candidates will have a tour of the school, be asked to teach an observed lesson and undertake an interview.
The Froebelian School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Because of the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure (DBS) to be undertaken before employment commences.