10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    19 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 Year in the first instance. The successful candidate will be in the driving seat for any future growth, expected in 2024

Full-time equivalent salary

Teacher's Pay Scales

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Music, with the skills and knowledge to teach pupils with challenge and passion.

At Mercia School, lessons are:

- Exceptionally challenging for all pupils, no matter their ability or need

- Taught in a traditional way that gives pupils time to practise and master content

- Crucial to raising aspirations so all pupils have a successful career and a happy life

- Preparing pupils for the challenges at GCSE and A-level, from day one

Your role will be to teach excellent lessons, promoting a love of music and committing yourself wholeheartedly to the vision of the school. You will also contribute to the elective programme. We are a dedicated team and we want to recruit someone who can help us deliver an unrivalled curriculum.

What the school offers its staff

We passionately believe in promoting the arts, sport, languages and STEM through our thriving elective programme, as part of our extended school day. These experiences coupled with our curriculum, broaden our pupils’ horizons. The character traits our children present are very important to us. Therefore, we give our pupils the opportunities to show commitment, determination, resilience and independence, whilst expecting them to be kind and compassionate to one another. Our children open doors for one another, they say ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ They address teachers with respect. During Family Lunch, they serve one another and show appreciation and gratitude. This is all part of the Mercia way.

I expect that teachers teach from the front with excellent subject knowledge. Our classrooms are arranged in rows with pupils learning core knowledge. We value our teachers’ passion for developing their specialism by ensuring they have time and energy to be reflective of their teaching. A whole school team approach to improving practice ensures we have high levels of consistency, which allows us to drill down to the minutiae that matter.

Alongside this, we offer a strong commitment to reducing workload, with staff timetables directed to ensure efficient management of time, allocated CPD time and a robust feedback policy which avoids excessive marking. We do what we can to ensure teachers have time and energy to teach.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to gdarlow@merciaschool.com

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About Mercia School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
607 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01145539080

School location

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