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Primary Music Specialist Teacher

South Park Primary School, Ilford, Essex

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subjects Music, Primary
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Main pay range 5 to Upper pay range 3, £36,840 to £44,541 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

SCHOOL: South Park Primary School
LEVEL: Teaching and Learning Responsibility Point 2A
POST TITLE: Teacher: Music Subject Leader
• To carry out the duties of a school teacher as set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and subject to any amendments due to government legislation. This includes any duties as may be reasonably directed by the Headteacher.
• Demonstrate good inclusive practice with particular reference to children with special educational needs, more able children and children with English as an additional language.
• To be committed to and actively promote the school’s equal opportunities policy.
• To uphold the school’s principles and policies which underpin good practice and the raising of standards.

• To work in partnership with the Deputy Headteacher in order to provide high standards of learning and achievement for all pupils in Music.
• To be a member of the Curriculum Team and contribute as required to whole school management.
• To take an active professional role in appraisal.

• To work in partnership with the Deputy Headteacher, with specific accountability for:
o Developing Music throughout the school in accordance with priorities identified in the SDP.
o Write progressive plans for music
o Evaluating the learning and teaching of the Music curriculum
o Developing formative and summative assessment; monitoring and evaluating relevant assessment data to identify trends in pupil performance and issues for development.
o Be a point of contact for staff and outside agencies for Music.
• Demonstrate and model good teaching and learning, particularly in Music.
• Keep up to date with recent developments in education with particular reference to Music.
• Contribute to professional development in Music through example and support.
• Develop strategies for involving parents in their children’s learning.
• Work with staff in selecting and ordering appropriate books, materials and equipment within an agreed budget, using financial and resource management innovatively and effectively.
• Attend relevant training courses to facilitate continued professional development and to use this knowledge to contribute to improving the quality of delivery.
• Ensure that positive measures are implemented to encourage the participation of all groups or individuals.
• Assist with appropriate monitoring and evaluation procedures
• Attend internal and external meetings as and when required.
• Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade and character of the work as directed.

Deployment to teach Music as a specialist teacher and PPA cover

While you are deployed into this role, you will be required to:
• Broaden the range of music activities on offer to children.
• Organise music provision / opportunities for targeted groups of children within and beyond the curriculum.
• Run after school / lunchtime music club(s).
• Develop the school choir.
• Coordinate parental approval, transport and communication with parents when children are involved in out of school events eg Young Voices
• Where a demand is identified, provide 1:1 or small groups music lessons
• Conduct risk assessments as and when required.

These responsibilities are over and above those required by a teacher of main professional Grade.
• To manage a year group team if required.
• To be involved with the development of whole school policies from 3-11.
• To be an active member of the Curriculum Team and work as part of a team ensuring appropriate professional conduct and confidentiality where appropriate.
• To actively support all policy decisions.
• To co-ordinate and assist with school events.
• To maintain high standards of behaviour among all pupils.

• To actively engage in all safeguarding training and ensure that this is kept up to date in compliance with school policy.
• To read and understand the schools safeguarding policy and procedures.
• To read and understand any government legislation in relation to safeguarding, including the mandatory duty to report FGM.
• To be alert to issues where there may be a safeguarding issue and take appropriate action.
• To implement the above training; policies and procedures as appropriate.
• Appraisal assessment will be based on the responsibilities listed above, the Teachers Standards and the Post Threshold Standards where relevant. Judgements will be made against these as part of the schools appraisal cycle.

The postholder will be line managed by: The Deputy Headteacher
The above job description was agreed on …………………………… (Date). It may be reviewed and/or amended at any time but before this happens you will be given appropriate opportunities to discuss the proposed amendments. It will be reviewed as part of the annual appraisal process.

_________________________________________________________ Signed by (Postholder)

_________________________________________________________ Signed by (Headteacher)

Employee benefits

TLR 2A for the right candidate

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 684 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website South Park Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@spps.org.uk

About South Park Primary School

Welcome to South Park Primary School. We are a large school with over 700 very happy pupils and a strong ethos that aims to ensure that everyone feels valued and can learn to value others.

The staff team at South Park Primary is committed to ensuring that pupils develop a passion for learning through a wide range of first had experiences. In spite of working in a building that is now over 100 years old, and as well as celebrating South Park’s varied and colourful past, we are also a forward looking school.

In an ever changing environment, we aim to reach out to our local, national and global community to ensure that children have a broad experience of all that the world has to offer.

School location

Water Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9HF