11 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 June 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

£32.50 ph

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are wishing to recruit dedicated and professional instrumental and vocal Music Teachers who will be responsible for providing high-quality and inspiring music education to students of primary age across our Trust as it expands from four to seven schools.

We are seeking to employ teachers who are highly skilled and have passionate instrumental or vocal capabilities to join our team. As music teachers, you will be responsible for providing high-quality and inspiring music education to students of differing ages and skill levels. Your primary focus will be teaching individual lessons in our schools across Exeter and potentially for a school in Exmouth, fostering a love for music, and helping students develop their musical interests.

We would particularly welcome applications from teachers ofguitar, violin, woodwind, brass, piano/keyboard, singing.

Lessons are organised by our administration team and bookings are taken at the end of each term so that a timetable can be agreed for the following term. You will provide music lessons from our well-equipped, dedicated music rooms within each school. You will plan and prepare instrumental lessons and provide feedback around student performance and skills via our online tools, preparing students for performances, examinations, and auditions as appropriate. You will be very much complementing the work of the broader team of music teachers so that a comprehensive music service is provided to our children where whole class music lessons are also taught. From time to time the service is reviewed and you would be very much part of that review process.

What the school offers its staff

Hours can be flexible according to demand, but the posts are available from September 2024 and will be offered on a termly basis once bookings are known. Theworking hours will be between 8.30am and 5.00pm each day (Monday to Friday). As we offer music lessons in each of our schools, you are unlikely to have a single fixed school to work from but may be timetabled to work at our different sites within Exeter and our school in Exmouth across a week.

Successful candidates will be provided with access to the Trust’s IT applications.

Further details about the role

We have dedicated mental health leads and through a supportive network of teachers in each year group who share their planning digitally, the combined talents of the teachers from across the schools will support you in your teaching role. Our digital approach has reduced the burden of assessment as we track children’s progress through the digital assessment suite where these assessments are done within the classroom using an adaptive approach that helps us triangulate and plan for the needs of each child. There is a strong coaching culture that supports and develops all staff and children within the Trust.

The work of the DfE curriculum hubs, that we are responsible for regionally, will create opportunity for you to showcase your excellent practice and be part of a wider network of professional development opportunities that will help you reflect on your own practice whilst preparing you for those next steps in your teaching career.

Each of the schools serves a different community and so we can provide that next step in your career. The Trust is well resourced with a high investment in the learning environment, dedicated libraries, a 1:1 digital device programme, and dedicated learning spaces including TV studios, science and art rooms and outdoor learning and forest school spaces.

There is a dedicated Nursery in each school with a strong Early Years Team creating strong foundations for each child’s education journey. Additionally, there is a well-planned programme of outdoor education with an extensive range of trips and residentials. Sport is a core thread where the children have over 2hrs of sport each week, culminating in our older children learning to climb, kayak, ride a bike, fence, and play golf, as well as competing in the well-established team sports. Every child has the chance to find their area of strength and excel in it, whether through the creative arts, musical theatre, sporting competitions, modern foreign languages all whilst maintaining that key focus on ensuring that the core literacy and numeracy skills are well taught to unlock these wider opportunities. We provide our own bus service, wrap around care and family dining service along with a full range of extra-curricular activities.

We hope that you will bring your skills, talent, and passion to further enhance the wide offer that supports every child, whatever their need. A Cornerstone school is a place where you can flourish as a teacher.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About the schools

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01392 304040

A multi academy trust, based in Exeter, made up of seven primary schools.

School Details

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
359 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

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