Teacher of Music Bottisham Village College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Job description

Lode Road, Bottisham, Cambridge, CB25 9DL
Tel: 01223 811250 Fax: 01223 813123

Full-Time, Permanent Position
Required from September 2020
Main Pay Spine
Suitable for NQTs

‘This is an outstanding college, where a very strong ethos of community, high quality learning and aspirational academic achievement exists throughout.’
Ofsted June 2012

We are looking to appoint a qualified, enthusiastic and passionate teacher to join our highly successful Performance Art Faculty from September 2020. The successful candidate will be joining a strong, established and supportive faculty of Performing Arts specialists where continuing professional development is a priority.

After a £17 million investment in the college’s buildings, there has never been a more exciting time to join us. As a BVC teacher, you will be part of thriving staff team, working in a fresh and convivial environment. As a designated lead school of the Anglian Gateway Teaching School Alliance, we are also in a strong position to offer significant opportunities for career development.

Bottisham Village College is part of the Anglian Learning Trust, more details of which can be found at http://anglianlearning.org/

If you would like to know more about what it is like to teach at Bottisham Village College, and for an application pack, please visit our website at www.bottishamvc.org

Please send letter of application and completed application form to hr@bottishamvc.org

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 23 February 2020.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks. Therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

Essential educational requirements

Degree in relevant subject

Essential qualifications

QTS certification

Essential skills and experience

• Successful teaching experience during ITT placements &/as a fully qualified teacher
• Able to work collaboratively with others
• Able to form good relationships with students.
• Able to motivate students
• Energy and enthusiasm
• Flexibility
• Excellent organisational and classroom management skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Expertise in the teaching of the relevant subject including evidence of excellence in own work as a practitioner
• Good knowledge and understanding of current issues in learning and teaching
• A reflective practitioner
• Clear indication of leadership potential
• Able to conduct a conversation and answer questions for an extended period of time where necessary in English

Employee benefits

This is an exciting time to join our college as our £17 million Capital build programme comes to an end. As a designated lead school of the Anglian Gateway Teaching School Alliance, we are also in a strong position to offer significant opportunities for career development.

We also offer a range of employee benefits such as free gym membership, cycle to work scheme, reduced costs for Adult Learning courses etc.

About Bottisham Village College

Bottisham is 5 miles East of Cambridge, just off the A14 trunk road. The Village College is a eight form-entry mixed 11-16 comprehensive school and serves twenty one villages in the area bordering Cambridge and east to Newmarket. The school is heavily oversubscribed with 1160 students on roll, rising to 1500 in next 5 years. We are committed to providing an outstanding education to all of our students, enabling them to develop into mature, independent young people, ready to take their place in society. We have extremely high expectations and work with commitment and dedication to enable all students to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, both academically and socially. The school community values all our staff, students, parents and carers and their contribution to our successes and achievements. The College was opened in 1937 as the second of the Cambridgeshire Village Colleges. These were the forerunners of community education in this country and are still committed to lifelong learning in its widest sense. The vision of their founder, Henry Morris, was that schools should be at the heart of their communities, open to all and that they should offer an attractive and stimulating environment for learning. Bottisham Village College continues to aspire to this vision.

Lode Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9DL
Bottisham Village College website (opens in a new window)