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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an inspiring musician and a reflective practitioner, capable of demonstrating initiative, as well as being flexible and adaptable. You will ensure equality of opportunity, irrespective of starting points, to enable all musical learners to make good progress. You will be motivated and committed to enhancing pupils musical development through extra curricular activity. You will be proficient in using ICT, especially through music technology and have excellent communication skills. You will also be personable and approachable and be able to quickly build warm and effective relationships with students, and colleagues in the School and across the Trust. Importantly, you will be a positive role model for students and an outstanding musical leader.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Commitment to CPD and development of all staff
  • Commitment to inclusivity and fostering of diversity
  • Values and vision that are lived not laminated
  • Open and honest culture

About the Role

Your role as teacher of music will be to inspire a love of learning in our students and develop their creativity and resilience through great teaching and a strong enrichment programme. You will teach both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. At Key Stage 3 every student has an hour of music a week. We concentrate on creativity and our classrooms are taught in the round, rather than with desks, to allow full creative input. Our schemes of work are varied and develop the key skills of melody, pitch, harmony and rhythm. Music technology runs throughout our KS3 curriculum, readying students for KS4. We have a music class at KS4 every year and this is growing in numbers, a testament to the strength of our KS3 curriculum.

Further details about the role

Mangotsfield School has been recognised by Ofsted as a “rapidly improving, community focused, ambitious school.” In March 2022 we were awarded Good in all categories, a testament to the vision and dedication of the leadership and teaching body.

Mangotsfield School has a strong ethos built on our four values. In all aspects of school life we encourage students to love learning, embrace challenge, give and earn respect and grow our community. Our classrooms, our corridors, our systems are built on these values and this supports our culture where we can meet individual needs and close the gaps for our students.

The arts are an essential part of our school identity. We were delighted to be awarded a silver award in the Artsmark last year and we are now going for platinum. As a music teacher, you would be central in delivering this pledge to our students. Our drive for the platinum Artsmark is centred on student leadership and celebration of the diversity of our community and the country.

Mangotsfield School is a local secondary school firmly rooted in, and proudly working within, the community which it serves and inspires. The school is situated in pleasant semi-rural surroundings on the north-eastern outskirts of Bristol. Mangotsfield School became an academy as part of the Castle School Education Trust in September 2015 and works in partnership with Downend School to deliver 16-19 opportunities for all students. We are committed to the professional development of all staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

Mangotsfield School and Castle School Education Trust (CSET) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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About Mangotsfield School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1050 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Everything at Mangotsfield School is based around its school values driven by Headteacher, Hetty Blackmore. Having first joined the school as a newly qualified teacher when she was 23 years old and returned to lead it later in her career, she is very proud of the journey the school is on. Mangotsfield School is proud to serve its community and has been part of the local community since 1957. They have just celebrated being rated as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted (visit March 2022). There are wonderful resources and facilities on site, allowing students to embrace curricular and extra-curricular challenges from DT, art, dance, drama and a climbing wall to name a few. There is a lot of open space, which is green and calm. And this sense of calm is echoed in the school itself. The school has a proud sporting history and teams have travelled as far as Wembley to take part in national competitions. The school is also on a mission to broaden horizons with many co-curricular trips taking place, such as a Year 7 trip to Slimbridge Wetlands for art research and a Year 8 trip to Tyntesfield House to explore gothic horror within the English curriculum.

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