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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for


We are wishing to recruit a dedicated and professional Music Teacher who is a qualified Teacher who will direct and organise the delivery of music for children of all ages across the Trust working as our Trust expands from four to seven schools. You will need to have a sound and demonstrable knowledge of music as a curriculum subject, including well known musicians, and to be able to use different music techniques skilfully and creatively to an excellent standard.

You will work alongside the Creative Arts Lead and other Music Teachers and will be responsible for leading groups of children and will take pride in teaching children to achieve highly within music and so will be involved in monitoring their performance and progress. We want our teachers to embrace the ethos of teaching aknowledge rich,purposeful,andproject-based curriculum, through the meaningful use of technology. To be successful, you must demonstrate that you are willing to teach innovatively and reflectively, as well being prepared to collaborate with teams of colleagues. You must also be open to deliveringhigh qualitylessons and projects in a way that blends physical and digitallearningenvironments, through video calling and onlineresources.The successful candidate will be keen to support and build on the international reputation that the school has for digitally integrated teaching.

As a Trust we run a music service which provides individual lessons for children. You will look for opportunities to work with the other music teachers employed by the Trust to complement their work and to provide opportunities to develop and showcase the children’s work internally and externally. You will be involved in supporting with the extracurricular music opportunities that we offer such as musical theatre and a number of children’s choirs, as well as organising music related trips.

What the school offers its staff

The post is available from September 2024. Theworking hours are 40 per week, starting at 8.30am, finishing at 5.00pm, with a 30-minute lunch break.You are likely to be aligned to work in more than one school within the Trust and you will therefore need to travel between sites during the week to deliver lessons.

We have enhanced the teachers’ pay and conditions through the provision of a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme, an electric car scheme, performance related pay progression and subsidised meals in our staff café, with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment and will work in modern, digitally enabled classrooms where children have access to their own Microsoft Surface device. To enable teachers to become the best they can be, we support them with a weekly investment in their professional development through training. We provide an online personalised training portal to enable each teacher to develop at their own pace. For ECT’s we deliver a weekly programme with specialist support from our ECT programme leader, a mentor and inputs delivered by experienced teachers.

We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process

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 Cornerstone Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01392 304040

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

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