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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 May 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject
Music
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS (Outer London)

Job summary

We are seeking a qualified teacher of Music, either NQT or experienced, to be part of the teaching team.

Your opportunity

This vibrant, busy, Performing Arts department thrives on its creative energetic students. The developing department are consistently striving to develop the arts within the Academy, offering a varied timetable in extra-curricular activities to its array of gifted pupils.

KS3 students undertake a variety of activities in lessons and are given the opportunity to performance in end of term concerts and shows. Music is offered at GCSE and A-level, with strong numbers on both courses.

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.

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.

What we are looking for:

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.

Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit the Harris careers website for more information.

Applying for the job

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1261 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0208 771 2261

About Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace opened as CTC in 1990 and converted to an September 2007. The is a mixed school for 1,300 students aged 11-18 recruiting from Croydon, Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark Lambeth. has twice been judged be outstanding by Ofsted, with the most recent inspection judging every aspect. Student progress top 3% nationally. We are ambitious school, delivering high quality education each one of our students. At we aim prepare young people ever-changing world that values self-confident, well-educated enterprising people. Our vision simple - ‘All Can Achieve’. Students at centre everything do give all necessary foundations success helping develop skills attributes will provide them real life-chances. expected work hard achieve their individual best academically, relevant 21st Century self-confidence sense purpose highly competitive global society. provides safe, yet challenging environment where can succeed excel, having highest expectations truly achieve. Ethos: long established, distinctive positive ethos which guides Preparation adult life underpins aims well developed culture established across aspects functions Academy. committed this reflected through Academy's deliver: Exam want get possible qualifications Challenge, relevance engagement fully involved learning Appropriate living, happiness Active citizens Self-identity feeling self-worth Opportunities experiences ignite Healthy habits embedded Why Palace? A successful school: oversubscribed country Croydon Attainment 8 2017 As Teaching School, able offer teachers extensive programme first class professional development vibrant community giving opportunities excel. All advantages academy group, including strong central team support, teaching leadership staff Generous rewards benefits package CPD Development School part Alliance number years, varied library subject specialist, safeguarding courses. programmes available site are  designed enrich upskill levels.  Led informed, specialist practitioners host industry rich backgrounds, multitude opportunity both internal external applicants.

School location

Maberley Road, London, SE19 2JH

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