Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    29 August 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR/UPR + 1 SEN Point

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance - 1 point

What skills and experience we're looking for

This post would suit a Music teacher with a strongly evidenced interest in SEN; this could be an experienced teacher, or an Early Career Teacher – we are very keen to appoint the right person for this post. Please apply only if you have QTS, or will have achieved this by August 2024. Applications are welcome both from Primary and Secondary teachers – you will teach Music across the school, and will be using lots of transferable skills! Please note that the post will include some cross-curricular teaching, especially in the 3-7 Phase (EYFS/KS1) and in the 6th Form. Significant experience of, and a keen interest in, Music Technology would be highly desirable, as would an ability to play the piano, guitar, or another instrument to a high standard.

We are an extremely active, lively and welcoming school, committed to giving all our children and young people the best possible opportunity to engage in learning, achieve, and make progress. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working Music teacher who is an outstanding classroom practitioner and is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disability and their families. They will have responsibility for teaching, leading, and developing Music across the school, including for awards / accreditation such as Trinity College London Awards and Certificates in Musical Development, and Arts Award, and using the Sounds of Intent assessment framework. A strong commitment to proactive collaboration with organisations such as Nottingham Music Hub and MEHEM (Music Education Hubs East Midlands) is essential – please see job description for further details of the post.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Committed to developing personalised learning, curriculum and assessment in Music for children and young people with SLD/PMLD/ASC/CLDD, using a wide range of adaptive teaching strategies, resources and assessment tools.
  • Committed to developing Music and the Arts within an SEN setting
  • Committed to subject leadership.
  • Able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of how children and young people learn and develop, and of the pastoral role in this context.
  • Highly motivated and flexible, and committed to developing own, and others’, CPD.
  • Creative, innovative and quick to learn.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent initiative and organisational skills.
  • Keen to lead, and to join, a committed, hard-working and supportive team.
  • Committed to partnership working, both within school and with outside organisations.
  • Passionate about their role in improving outcomes and life chances for children and young people with disabilities.

An understanding of child development and experience of, or strongly evidenced interest in, teaching or supporting children and young people with SEN is essential - further training in aspects of Special Education will be provided, as appropriate. The school is organised in to 3 Phases (3-7, 7-14, and 14-19), has particular strengths in Communication, the Arts, PE and Sport, PSHE and Thinking Ahead (including work-related learning and careers), and a particular commitment to extra-curricular enrichment, including outdoor learning and adventure, and community visits.

What the school offers its staff

Oak Field School is a Special School for 166 pupils aged 3-19 with a wide range of learning and physical disabilities, broadly SLD (severe learning difficulties) and PMLD (profound and multiple learning difficulties). This includes some pupils with challenging behaviours linked to SLD, and pupils with ASC, sensory needs, and/or complex health needs. This is a permanent full-time post, to start on Thurs 29th August 2024, and is an exciting and rare opportunity in our setting!

A commitment to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is essential, and the successful applicant will be required to have an enhanced DBS check carried out prior to commencing employment. Since Oak Field is a unique specialised educational setting within the City of Nottingham, and this is a unique post, we strongly advise that before you apply for this post you have a detailed look at our website (, especially the 4-minute video and the Learning At Home tab. Then have an informal telephone conversation with Patricia Lewis (Headteacher) or Matthew Riley (Deputy Head) between 9.30am and 5pm to find out more about the role and to arrange a visit to the school during school hours, when you will be able to spend some time in a Music session. We cannot stress enough how important this is, to support your application.

Applications close at noon on: Wednesday 15 May 2024

Provisional interview date: Week beginning Monday 20 May 2024

For the Personal Statement section of the application form, please write a covering letter

(2 sides max) outlining your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities in relation to this post.

How to apply – via eteach website - apply

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 Oak Field School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
161 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0115 9153265

Oak Field School is a Special School for 168 pupils aged 3 – 19 with a wide range of learning difficulties (SLD, PMLD, ASD and CLDD) and/or physical disabilities, including complex health needs, sensory needs, and some challenging behaviours linked to disability.

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