• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    26 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Part-time only
Contract type

Job summary

From September 2021 we are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Music to join this oversubscribed 11-18 school.

This is a strong department, with GCSE results of 87% grades 9-5 and 50% 9-7 in 2019.

The KS3 curriculum incorporates a range of projects using different instruments and music technology, and ensures all our students are prepared for the rigours of KS4 and KS5.
We aim to inspire students to enjoy music both in and out of the classroom.

Specialist tuition from visiting staff is offered in woodwind, brass, upper strings, harp, guitar, drum kit, keyboard, piano and voice. Brass, woodwind & string groups, orchestra, school choir and Post-16 choir normally meet weekly.

The department has a strong tradition of performance and celebrating the talents of our dedicated students in the school and wider community. An extensive programme gives students many opportunities to perform or compose during the year; some are currently working online with Orchestras Live and members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

We collaborate with the drama and art departments to produce our very successful annual school show: recent productions have included The Addams Family, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd and Les Misérables.

We are looking for candidates who can foster a love of the subject, develop students’ confidence in their musical ability and promote the highest standards of performance, helping to embed a strong culture of music and the arts across the school and beyond.

The ability to teach to GCSE level and above is desirable but not essential.

Cockermouth School is a Safeguarding School. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate checks and undertake an enhanced DBS.

Applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability regardless of sex, race, marital status or disability. Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria will be interviewed.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1340 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01900 898888

About Cockermouth School

Cockermouth School Academy is a high performing, truly comprehensive school located in a beautiful part of the country on the edge of the Lake District National Park, and is in the heart of its community.

School location

Castlegate Drive, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9HF

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