Music Teacher Twyford Church of England High School, London

Job description

We are looking for a Music Teacher in a school which offers comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for our teachers. Twyford CE High School is part of a Trust which places a very strong emphasis on Music and has established routines for whole school singing and for ‘wider opportunities’-style instrumental teaching.

The school’s ethos statement encourages all students to recognise their gifts and use them in services of others; to be reflective in noticing areas of improvement and humble in accepting support; finally, to engage fully and stretch. Music is at the heart of this ethos because of the model it offers of individual gifts being developed and offered joyously – often in consort with others! We therefore encourage music as an integrated part of the life of our school communities. All students have singing lessons in years 7 and 8, and sing in assemblies together. This is maintained through termly communion services in the upper years. There are also less formal performance platforms ranging from Twyford’s Acoustic Café (bands and vocalists playing at lunchtime in the café) to more formal Popular and Classical Music Competitions and an exuberant House Music Competition. All students are also encouraged to take up a musical instrument and both schools have a team of peripatetic teachers to make this a possibility. At Twyford music tuition is offered in a wide range of instruments in groups, pairs or individual lessons as part of the extra-curricular offer. Music is also used to encourage confidence and pride in performance – with students playing in all assemblies as well as in concerts and competitions. This has also helped the school build a culture of attentive and appreciative listening.

Essential educational requirements

A good degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

• Ability to teach Music to at least KS4
• Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum
• An understanding of recent curriculum / learning developments
• An understanding of the strategies required to motivate and enthuse all students across the ability range as part of a whole school approach to raising achievement
• An understanding of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively
• Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
• Energy and enthusiasm
• A commitment to the ethos of the school

Employee benefits

• Exceptional professional development and career progression
• Positive working relationships at all levels
• A supportive Leadership Team
• Opportunity to gain experience within four different Trust schools with a common commitment to professional collaboration

About Twyford Church of England High School

Twyford Crescent, London, W3 9PP
Twyford Church of England High School website (opens in a new window)