Teacher of Music (Primary)

Woodmansterne School, London


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Music
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £30,480 to £49,571 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job description

Purpose of Post
1. To be an effective and reflective music teacher able to demonstrate and share good practice
2. To work with the Leader of Music of sharing a vision for music to work effectively within an all-through setting
3. To plan and prepare lessons with regard to individual need, with reference to school policies, national requirements and local policies.

1. Leading Learning and Teaching:
Leading, developing and enhancing the learning of Music to:
• Work with the Leader of Music in developing and delivering an exciting, cohesive and integrated curriculum that bridges the gap between Key Stages across the all-through school, eliminates transition regression
• monitor pupil standards and achievement against learning outcomes and school-based targets, identifying individual learning gaps. Plan and implement strategies where improvement needs are identified;
• maintain a positive learning environment throughout the curriculum area in line with whole school behaviour for learning policies.
2. Securing Accountability
Leading, managing and developing Music by working with other teachers, peripatetic staff or organisations to:
• provide relevant subject, curriculum or pupil performance information;
• work with the Leader of Music to critically monitor and evaluate the work of the subject area ensuring that information collected is used to identify precisely strengths and areas for development that will impact positively on pupil progress;
• Work with the Leader of music to evaluate the impact of all improvement activities on the quality of teaching and learning.
3. Developing Self and Working with Others
Show commitment to a research led pedagogy which promotes and directs high standards of learning, teaching and pupil achievement and progression through:
• promoting high standards of professional performance, modelling excellent teaching,
• identifying and securing own and team members training needs in line with school’s appraisal processes;
4. Shaping the Future
Assisting in building a collaborative learning culture within the school through:
• developing and securing a positive and dynamic school ethos;
• leading by example and being an excellent role model for professional standards and integrity;
• working with colleagues across all phases to create a shared culture of learning within an inclusive all-through environment;
• ensuring both self and others achieve an appropriate work/life balance.
Other Duties
• Teacher’s Duties
To work in collaboration with all staff to:
• promote the general progress and well-being of individual pupils through ensuring the maintenance of good order and discipline among all pupils and safeguarding their Health and Safety, both on school premises and when they are engaged in authorised activities elsewhere;
• plan engaging lessons and home learning according to the educational needs, abilities and achievement of individual pupils which develop a culture of enquiry and dialogue;
• assess, record and report on the progress, attainment attendance and behaviour of pupils;
• ensure teaching builds on the success of the primary phase, working with teachers across the school, both inside and outside the classroom;
• promote high standards of learning, teaching and pupil achievement and progression through active engagement in and contribution to the school’s CPD programme;
• work with Senior and Middle Leaders and SENDCo, ensuring that the needs of all children are met;
• fully engage with the school’s pastoral system within lessons and as a form tutor;
• create and promote positive strategies for challenging all forms of prejudice and harassment and promoting British values.
• ensure the maintenance of good order and discipline among all students and safeguard their Health and Safety, both on school premises and when they are engaged in authorised activities elsewhere.
• co-ordinate assessment and record keeping procedures in our class and reporting on student’s attainment and progress.
• prepare displays, prepare assemblies, organise and lead parents meetings as appropriate to promote understanding and development of own area.

The duties outlined in this job description are in addition to those covered by the most recent School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. Candidates will be expected to have considered these in relation to the above post. Further to this the teacher will be expected to comply with any reasonable requests from the Executive Headteacher and/or governors to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified within this job description.

• Strengthening Community
Contribute to:
• ensuring regular and effective communication with parents, governors and other key stakeholders in supporting and improving pupils’ achievement and personal development;
• developing the school’s partnerships with parents, the local community, businesses, other organisations and schools, to enhance and enrich the school and its values to the wider community;
• building a school culture and curriculum that takes account of the richness and diversity of the school’s communities;
• promoting the concept of lifelong learning and family engagement with learning through partnership.

Essential educational requirements

Educated to degree level, QTS

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status
• Proven successful teaching and achievement of excellent pupil progress

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of relevant and recent continuing professional development.
High level of experience in the use of music.
Knowledge of relevant developments and innovations in the use of music to enhance teaching and learning
Experience in the principles of quality learning, teaching and assessment.
Understands the relationship between performance management, continuous professional development and sustained school improvement.
The passion to drive, inspire and energise pupils through music in both the curriculum and through enrichment.
Can articulate clear values and is focussed on providing a high level of education for all pupils (tested at interview).
Ability to communicate the school’s vision and drive the strategic leadership to empower pupils and staff (tested at interview).
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
Ability to lead by example with integrity, creativity and resilience.

Employee benefits

As a Woodmansterne staff member, you can expect regular and relevant professional development, opportunities to work across phases, be creative and risk taking in your teaching, work closely with colleagues in planning and training. You will be an integral part of this wonderful school and supported by an experienced and supportive leadership team.

Why should you come and work with us?
- we have fantastic children and families (many schools say that, but we really do);
- half-price wrap around care if your child/ren attend Kids' City after school club provision (either at Woodmansterne or another school);
- we have an amazing new buildings with two fantastic libraries, dedicated ICT suites, specialist food rooms, science labs, music provision, including recording studio, practice rooms (ideal for a music teacher with experience of, or who wants to develop their music technology), and well-resourced, ICT rich learning spaces, and a huge playing field;
- we have a choir and band with opportunities to expand extra-curricular activities as the school grows. A large scale concert takes place at the end of each term. A team of external peripatetic instrumental teachers teach pupils to learn to play piano, keyboard, violin, cello, guitar, saxophone and drum kit;
- our exciting, enriched curriculum is pupil-centered aimed at capturing every child's full learning potential;
- we are committed to staff well-being alongside professional and career development;
- we are a cohesive, friendly, highly-skilled and passionate staff body, who are completely committed to Woodmansterne’s values and ethos;
- the uniqueness of our all-though provision means exciting opportunities for cross-phase collaboration, leadership and management;
- our strong partnerships with families, the local community, other Lambeth schools and Teaching Alliances.

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase All Through
School size 913 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Woodmansterne School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@woodmansterne.london

About Woodmansterne School

Working at Woodmansterne is never dull. Creative ideas are listened to and considered and challenge is encouraged. Staff here are keen and confident to go the extra mile, knowing that their input is valued and respected. Woodmansterne is a special place, ask anyone who has walked through our doors, the learning environment is calm and enriched; pupils, staff and parents are happy. Our goal is simple, to ‘achieve excellence together’, we do this by supporting each other and a relentless focus on inspiring our young people (and each other) to be the very best version of themselves that they can be. Woodmansterne has a diverse and vibrant community and as a school we benefit from this rich variety of cultures and traditions . Woodmansterne is at very exciting stage of its development, we have recently moved into our new secondary building. Working closely across phases has ensured cohesion between staff, a greater understanding of effective transition and how children learn and flourish. Our children aged 3 to 13 have been able to share experiences and develop a strong and united voice. It has been a pioneering journey, one that we have embraced as a community, we have learnt from each other, risen to challenges and overcome obstacles together. As we move to the next stage of our development we intend to protect and the uniqueness of our cross phase community and all-through provision. Working closely with our families and the wider community is something we are passionate about, we have links with the local food bank, run a community fridge, host community events for local elderly residents and in the future will be sharing our wonderful new facilities with the local community. As a Woodmansterne staff member, you can expect regular and relevant professional development, opportunities to work across phases, be creative and risk taking in your teaching, work closely with colleagues in planning and training. You will be an integral part of this wonderful school and supported by an experienced and supportive leadership team. Prospective applicants are always welcome to come and visit, please contact the HR Manager, Androulla Oritis via The School Office to arrange a tour, or email: recruitment@woodmansterne.london

School location

Woodmansterne Road, London, SW16 5UQ