Teacher of Music Ruislip High School, Ruislip, Middlesex

Job description

Salary: MPS/UPS plus Outer London Allowance and possible TLR for experienced candidates
The school is happy to consider both full-time and part-time applications

Required for September 2020 with an April start negotiable
Are you passionate about teaching and learning?
Do you want to develop your career in an outstanding school, working closely with colleagues who share that passion?

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly effective individual to teach Music and to help raise the results of an already successful department, 88% of students achieving 9-4 grades.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will evolve into being the Head of Music ideally within two years with a TLR 2b.

The successful applicant will:

- be an excellent and ambitious classroom teacher
- have a good understanding of the current educational developments, especially those relating to classroom based practice
- have the highest expectations of students
- have an enthusiastic and positive approach within and beyond the classroom
- have energy, stamina and a sense of humour
- have teaching experience of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

Ruislip High School is an outstanding, oversubscribed, 11-18, mixed comprehensive school with over one thousand students on roll. The school opened in 2006 due to the demand for secondary school places in the local community and we are currently undergoing an exciting phase of expansion, with a brand new sixth form centre opening in September 2020. We obtain excellent results: our summer 2019 GCSE results place the school in the top 25% of schools nationally; at A Level, 22% of all grades were A*/A grades and 7% of the cohort attained straight A*/A grades.

In joining Ruislip High School you can expect to work in an environment that focuses on teachers improving, rather than proving, their practice; where teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do; and where all staff work as a community to support our students to fulfil their potential in line with our school’s motto: from grass roots to reaching for the sky.

Why work at Ruislip High School?

Students and staff treat each other with respect. They share high aspirations which are realised through high expectations of everyone.
The school has a comprehensive professional development programme tailored to individual needs, from NQT to middle and senior leadership; new staff are supported and guided by highly skilled and experienced colleagues, and by partners in external organisations.
Staff have a range of opportunities to collaborate and develop their career within the Vanguard Learning Trust.
Staff are afforded many benefits and rewards as part of the Vanguard Learning Trust’s entitlement package for staff.
There are excellent transport links with central London, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Berkshire.

An application form can be downloaded from the school’s website www.ruisliphigh.com/staff-opportunities/ where all information about this post and the school can be obtained.

Applications should be returned to: Justine O’Driscoll, HR Manager, Ruislip High School, Sidmouth Drive, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 0BY or via email to jodriscoll@ruisliphigh.org.uk

Closing date: 10:00am, Wednesday 20th November, 2019
Interview date: Friday 29th November 2019

Essential educational requirements

A degree is required.

Essential qualifications

PGCE Qualification
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of further professional development in subject area
Specific evidence of successful classroom teaching
A commitment and thorough understanding of how his/her subject specialism should be taught and an understanding of the National Curriculum - content and assessment
Evidence and involvement and understanding of pastoral needs of students
The ability to accompany students for performances
The ability to initiate and deliver extra-curricular musical activities

Employee benefits

See school website for candidate brochure and staff entitlement document.

About Ruislip High School

Sidmouth Drive, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0BY
Ruislip High School website (opens in a new window)