Music Teacher

Parkfield Primary School, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4RT

10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    8 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    9 June 2022

Job details

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Music Teacher job summary

Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications and will be on the main pay scale

Start date: Ideally 1st September 2022, however this could be extended to 1st January 2023 for the ideal candidate

Hours of work: Part time – 4 days a week

The Role

Are you passionate about developing children’s interest in music and inspiring all children to become active musicians/singers in a school setting which truly values the discipline of music in developing well-being and encouraging creativity?

Are you enthusiastic, versatile and looking for an opportunity to join a school community of collaborative and creative professionals, dedicated to giving all children great learning experiences?

If your answer to these two questions is “Yes” then this role may be for you.

We are looking for someone who has experience working with primary aged children with a passion for music to

Develop the teaching of music for all our pupils, working with the Senior Leadership Team and delivering high quality music lessons across the school as part of PPA cover for class teachers
Work with our children for 4 days per week, helping them reach their full potential in music while making full use of our great facilities and resources. These include well-equipped music rooms, established extra-curricular choirs and orchestras, numerous performance opportunities and a team of talented peripatetic music teachers.
Work with our Extended School Manager to ensure that the after-school music activities offered are both fun and appropriate to the needs and age groups of the children taking part
Provide musical performance experiences for all our pupils, organise and manage orchestras and choirs, ensure that full advantage is made of all opportunities to take part in music events and activities throughout the academic year
Provide cover for class teachers across the school on a short-term basis; taking responsibility for agreed learning activities for whole classes, monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on their achievement, progress and development
Work alongside teachers to develop their knowledge and confidence in music
The Person

The successful candidate will work well as part of a team, be supportive, nurturing and understanding and will be able to demonstrate:

a keen interest and/or experience of teaching class music to primary school children
the ability to inspire and motivate primary age children, making learning exciting and a positive experience
the ability to deliver lessons to a whole class
a range of behaviour management skills with the ability to establish rapport within a classroom with high expectations of learning and behaviour
self-motivation and initiative
excellent organisational skills and good time management
excellent communication, numeracy and literacy skills
relevant qualifications or experience including being a good pianist
Previous experience teaching music within a primary school setting is desirable

An important aspect of the post will be organising and leading children in performance opportunities during and after the school day.

We can offer the successful candidate:

A happy school with wonderful children
A friendly and supportive staff team
High expectations, yet caring ethos which focuses on the development of the whole child
The chance to help us make a difference
Parkfield School is a two class entry primary school situated in Taunton, the county town of Somerset.

Somerset is a county of incredible contrasts; complete with beaches, caves, moors, a beautiful stretch of coastline, the unique Somerset Levels, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a National Park, Exmoor. As well as historic villages and bustling market towns, all containing rich heritage and legend.

Parkfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required of the successful candidate.

Closing date: 9am Friday 8th July 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 13th July 2022

To arrange a visit to come and meet us, and to learn more about this exciting role, please contact the school office on 01823 282125

Please apply by using a SCC application form. An application form and job description can be downloaded below or from the school website.

Parkfield Primary School, Parkfield Road, Taunton TA1 4RT

Tel: 01823 282125

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About Parkfield Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
416 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Parkfield is a popular and well-respected school with excellent facilities serving a wide community. It is set in extensive grounds in a residential area close to the centre of Taunton.
The school has a highly committed, experienced and loyal team of staff, supportive parents and an effective governing body.
Parkfield is renowned for, and very proud of, its wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including music, sports and residential trips.

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