Teacher of Music Barr Beacon School, Walsall, West Midlands

Job description

Beethoven or Beyoncé? Grieg or grime? Mahler or Motown? Shostakovich or the Spice Girls?

Whatever your personal music preferences, we need a music teacher who will inspire our young people to love this essential subject. We need someone who is eager to make creative curriculum choices, helping pupils find their musical voices as you develop their ability to listen, perform and compose.

Whether you are relatively new to a teaching position or you have been teaching music for decades, our unparalleled professional development opportunities will empower you to progress in your career. There are copious opportunities for working with schools in our trust as well as with our international partners. We also operate a fully-funded Masters programme which is open to all.

Whatever your level of experience in the classroom, it’s your passion for your subject that counts. We prize love of learning above all else.
We need a talented teacher of music who has the passion to provide pupils with the best possible experience of this fascinating subject. Could it be you?

Essential educational requirements

Relevant Degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Relevant Experience

Employee benefits

Our teachers work very hard but they only ever do work which is going to make a difference for our pupils. Quite simply, we believe in common sense approaches to everything. That means:

• Our teachers do minimal marking. Why spend ages with a red pen when there are much better ways to give pupils the feedback they need?

• We never ask for lesson plans. Of any kind. Ever.

• Although schemes of work and resources are provided, they are not prescriptive – we cherish individual approaches to delivery.

• There is no pressure to ‘put on a show’ in lessons: A culture of typicality is reinforced by no lesson gradings (outstanding, good, etc).

• Everyone has the highest expectations of behaviour, with all staff (not just teaching staff) reinforcing those expectations.

• A clear system of sanctions is applied consistently so staff don’t have to battle with pupils.

• Senior Leadership are very visible and all staff ‘own’ their corridors.

• CPD is tailored specifically to staff needs, based off their feedback. This includes a fully funded Masters programme available to everyone.

• There are no prizes for looking busy or staying late – we work in a way that suits us we make sure you make time for ourselves and our families.

That’s just 9 of the things we do to secure our teachers’ well-being. There are many more here: http://www.barrbeaconschool.co.uk/47-things-we-dostaff-well-being/

We urge you to visit us. There’s a real buzz about the place which no amount of words can convey, so please come to see Barr Beacon School for yourself.

About Barr Beacon School

The word ‘outstanding’ appears a lot in advertisements for teachers – but at Barr Beacon School, it means more. With over 1000 requests for the 252 places available in Year 7 this September, parents would certainly agree. When Ofsted last visited, they merely confirmed what we already knew. How have we achieved all of this? Quite simply, we employ teachers who are as ambitious, passionate and dedicated as we are. These amazing people work hard – in fact they work very hard – to ensure that our pupils make the best progress they possibly can. Whether they are the most able or or the least able, the most advantaged or the least advantaged, every child deserves nothing less than the very best teaching. Not surprisingly, there’s a real buzz about the place. If you would like to be part of it – and teach children who genuinely want to learn – we would love to hear from you.

Old Hall Lane, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 0RF
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