Maternity cover Music Therapist 2 or 3 days per week This could be done as a job share.

Highfield Ely Academy, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1BD

This job expired on 31 January 2022

  • Expected start date

    17 March 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    21 January 2022

Job details

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (12 months)


UQT payscale

Maternity cover Music Therapist 2 or 3 days per week This could be done as a job share. job summary


Required from mid March 2022, date TBC
Maternity cover Music Therapist
2 or 3 days per week
This could be done as a job share

Unqualified Teacher Salary 1 to 6 depending upon experience

Highfield Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

We are looking for a suitably qualified Music Therapist to work as part of the larger staff team at Highfield Ely to cover the maternity leave of our Music Therapist. The post holder will work alongside another experienced Music Therapist who works at Highfield Littleport.

We need:
• A practitioner with a secure knowledge of safeguarding, demonstrating strongly the ability to act on concerns within school policy and procedure.
• An excellent practitioner who is able to set and meet differentiated learning targets.
• A good communicator with a flexible approach.
• A team member who can think creatively and who values the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to pupil progress, safeguarding and an outstanding level of team working and communication. We offer a firm commitment to CPD and opportunities to extend professional practice including regular supervision.

Further details can be obtained from Pippa Edwards pedwards@highfield.cambs.sch.uk

To apply for the position please go to our website using the following link www.highfieldschoolely.co.uk/our-school/vacancies

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS clearance.

Closing Date: 31.01.22
Interview Date: Week commencing 07.02.22

Additional allowances

SEN allowance

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About Highfield Ely Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
138 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Contact phone number

Highfield Ely Academy is an area special school taking students from a wide area around Ely. The school roll currently stands at 139 in September 2020 which is above average for a school of its type. Highfield Ely now has LINC 19 – 25 based on site in a brand new build. LINC caters for adult learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

All pupils have Education, Health and Care Plans, which outlines their additional needs. Highfield Ely has a wide range of additional needs such as Autism, Global Delay, chromosomal disorders, and moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties. Some pupils may have associated behavioural problems, physical disabilities, sensory, communication or medical difficulties. Classes are small, staffed by a teacher and teaching assistants to ensure good staff to pupil ratios.

Highfield Ely works in partnership with Highfield Littleport, which opened in September 2017. The Highfield Academies will share resources and specialist staffing roles as well as have a shared curriculum offer for pupils where appropriate. Highfield Littleport is in the same building as a new mainstream 700 place secondary school; Littleport and East Cambs Academy. This is an exciting time for us with many school development themes and opportunities for people to expand and develop their skills and knowledge.

Both Sites offer well-planned accommodation that includes specialist-teaching areas:
• Hall/gymnasium
• Food technology
• Science/technology
• Art and music rooms
• Library
• ICT suite
• Soft play area and sound/lights room
• Sixth form vocational life skills room
• ‘High Needs’ classrooms

Both have a therapy base which provides services from physio, speech and occupational therapists.

We have Variety Club Sunshine minibuses at both schools which enable pupils to go out on educational trips, to the swimming pool, leisure centre, riding stables and off-site educational establishments for example Cambridge Regional College.

Highfield Academies have:
• High Expectations
• A conscientious and dedicated staff team
• A positive environment for living and learning
• A strong moral and behaviour policy
• A committed governing body
• A broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum
• Achieving and happy students

Highfield academies have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and ensures that every successful applicant is DBS cleared.

Arranging a visit to Highfield Ely Academy

To arrange a visit contact Pippa Edwards on pedwards@highfield.cambs.sch.uk

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