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Teacher of Music

Barr Beacon School, Walsall, West Midlands

Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Music
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £24,373 to £35,971

Job summary

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?

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Relevant Degree

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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.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1557 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Barr Beacon School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email ldraycott@barrbeaconschool.co.uk

About Barr Beacon School

School location

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