Music Teacher (Primary)

Cuckoo Hall Academy, London


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Music
Working pattern Will consider full-time, staggered hours
Salary £28,724,.79 to £44,540,.07 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

Purpose of the job:
Cuckoo Hall Academy is looking to appoint an inspirational music teacher to help us raise the profile of music across the school and provide high quality music education and extra-curricular opportunities.
The successful candidate must enjoy working in a large multi-cultural school and share the school’s vision of making a real difference to the lives of our children through equality of opportunity, raising aspirations and fostering a love of learning.
The Academy:

Cuckoo Hall Academy is a welcoming, friendly and inclusive school, where children are happy, well-behaved and have a desire to learn. The teaching staff are supportive and forward thinking and the school is dedicated to the development and well-being of its staff and children.
Main Responsibilities
Teaching and Learning Responsibilities require teachers to comply with the following factors:
1. Focus on the teaching and learning of music
- Teach music lessons in all year groups
- Ensure lessons are engaging, motivating and of the highest standard
- Assess pupil progress in musical knowledge, skills and attitudes

2. Lead on the development of the music curriculum across the school
- Work with colleagues to create a knowledge and skills music progression document
- Review and improve the music curriculum when required
- Ensure aspects of the music curriculum links to class learning journeys

3. Embed the school’s curriculum principles
- Ensure the music curriculum embraces the school’s curriculum principles of: enquiry based learning, equality of opportunity, awe and wonder and sustainability

4. Exercise professional skill and judgement
- Demonstrate great teaching across the primary range
- Willingness to share best practice with colleagues
- Maintain personal expertise and attend relevant training
- Uphold the school’s vision, values and ethos

5. Engage in extra-curricular activities
- Arrange a variety of music opportunities ensuring a high level of participation by a wide range of students
- Liaise and work with other music professional to enhance the school’s music offer
- Deliver some of the extra-curricular music opportunities
- Organise and attend out of school musical opportunities for children within the school

6. Collaborate on School Performances
- Work with colleagues to support with any musical input required for school performances
- Take responsibility for conducting and directing ensembles where appropriate

Post-threshold teachers
Post-threshold teachers are required to demonstrate substantial and sustained achievements and contribution to the school. They provide a role model for teaching and learning, make a distinctive contribution to the raising of pupil standards and contribute effectively to the work of the wider team. They take advantage of appropriate opportunities for professional development and use the outcomes to improve pupils’ learning.

The information given in this job description is intended to provide an understanding and appreciation of the workload of this particular job and its purpose within the school. The job description outlines the main duties and responsibilities under broad headings only, as it is not possible to specify every item in detail.
The Headteacher may from time to time review your duties and responsibilities to meet the changing needs of the school.

Essential educational requirements

• Qualified Teacher status
• Satisfactory enhanced CRB
• Valid work visa
• Evidence of commitment to further professional development
• Proficiency in at least one instrument
• Degree in music

Essential qualifications

• Degree in music

Essential skills and experience

Experience and consistent successful track record of:
•Consistently good/outstanding teaching and learning of music
•Successful experience of teaching across the primary age range
•Ability to lead singing practice assemblies
•Leading the development of the music curriculum
•Effective behaviour management strategies
•Highest level of professional conduct
•Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative working with a wide range of professionals
•Effective communication skills (both orally and in writing)
•Maintain good personal relationships within a team
•Engage and communicate with a variety of stakeholders: parents, professionals, team members, children
•Proven ability to prioritise and organise
•Ability to demonstrate impact within their current role
•Desire to lead others and share good practice
•Prepared to lead extra-curricular activities e.g. school choir
•Track pupils’ achievement and ensure that children make progress within every lesson

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 710 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Cuckoo Hall Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Cuckoo Hall Lane, London, N9 8DR