Teacher of Music
Inspire the next generation of leaders at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
We are seeking an outstanding Teacher of Music to work within our high performing Academy, this position is open to both NQTs and more experienced teachers.
The Music department is a well-resourced curriculum area that delivers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities such as Jazz Band, Choir and African Drumming group. Academic music lessons take place in the music department building which is equipped with a Mac suite, recording studio and multiple practice rooms. Logic and Sibelius software is used from Year 7. GCSE and A-Level uptake is strong with the courses developing the musical skills and interests of students; enabling students to understand and appreciate a range of different kinds of music, across a multitude of cultures and genres.
In KS3 all students follow a programme which provides an introduction to music including the elements such as rhythm, pitch and tempo. There is a strong emphasis on music that is relevant to young people including film music, blues and pop music with pupils undertaking performance and composition tasks in each lesson.
GCSE and A-level students follow the Edexcel specification. We run a three year GCSE course with students being given ample performance and recording opportunities to mature as musicians during this time.
The performing Arts department plan, organise and present various performances throughout the Academy year including an annual musical, performing arts events and fundraising initiatives. It is our vision that the Performing Arts department will be led with someone with a passion for the subject, and the knowledge and expertise to build the department towards its potential.
We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.
Essential educational requirements
Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
QTS (or equivalent)
Essential skills and experience
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We would like to appoint a dynamic and inspirational qualified teacher. We are looking for an effective and enthusiastic classroom teacher who will be able to complement our dedicated team of outstanding practitioners. The successful candidate will ideally have significant experience in inner-city, multi-racial and urban areas.
We are looking for a strong communicator with proven strengths in engaging with, inspiring and motivating, not just the school community, but the wider community. You should hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:
Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
An Inner/Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
The opportunity to work with our amazing students!
About Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a pioneering academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, and celebrated its 25th anniversary last academic year. The founding academy of the Harris Federation, it has three consecutive outstanding judgments by Ofsted, most recently finding the academy to be outstanding in every aspect in 2014. It is one of the most oversubscribed comprehensive schools in the country and in the top 5% for performance. Come and see us in action: visits to Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 771 2261 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.
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