Music Teacher

Posted 21 June by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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  • Salary: Inner London Pay Scale - MPS/UPS (£34,502 to £56,959)
  • Required: July or September 2024
  • Contract/Duration: Permanent, full time or part time
  • Location: SE3 0XX, Blackheath, London Borough of Lewisham

- Are you looking for a school that will offer you first class support as an ECT?- Or are you a highly motivated and inspirational teacher who is looking for a new challenge?

- And do you have a real passion and desire to enthuse pupils with your love of Music?

If yes, then we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here at St Matthew Academy, a high performing Catholic school where pupils flourish both academically and socially.

Whether you are an established teacher or an ECT wishing to start your teaching career, if you are ambitious, have a passion for Music and are able to deliver lessons that are exciting, engaging and inclusive then we wish to hear from you. We are looking for an outstanding Music teacher who will ignite our pupil's passion and talents for music throughout the Academy.

This role offers the right candidate an opportunity to join our dynamic Performing Arts team alongside the opportunity to work closely with primary colleagues.

Music is taught across the school and at KS4 is a popular option - the successful candidate will be expected to teach across the full age range of the academy.

We have excellent facilities and believe that music should be an integral part of Academy life with a range of opportunities for pupils to showcase their talents.

We therefore want to ensure we continue to develop Music to its full potential and consequently require an additional music teacher make this reality.

In October 2019, Ofsted confirmed SMA as a good school where all pupils, through their hard work and commitment, are able to 'let their light shine'. In Feb 2023, our CSI inspection stated

'The behaviour of pupils is exemplary in lessons and around the school, and strong and positive relationships are evident throughout the school.'

We are proud that our pupils are able to learn in a disruption free environment resulting in strong progress for all. We are now pursuing our mission to embed ourselves as a truly great school at the heart of the community we serve.

The successful candidate will be:

· Passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectations

· An enthusiastic, determined and successful classroom practitioner

· Able to motivate, challenge and inspire pupils to succeed

· Committed to ensuring high expectations for pupils, staff and themselves

· Well organised, an excellent communicator and keen to take an active role in academy life beyond the classroom

· An active promoter of our Catholic ethos

· Able to fully support and drive the Academy's aim to ensure equality and diversity permeates throughout the Academy

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through academy for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community.

At St Matthew Academy our school motto is 'let your light shine' and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefiting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

We offer:

· Fantastic pupils with enormous potential.

· Staff who are supportive to each other and enjoy working collaboratively.

· Personalised programme of professional development and coaching for all staff including a highly rated IMPACT programme for all Early Career Teachers .

· A modern building, in a delightful setting and excellent resources.

· Excellent public transport and road links across London and Kent.

· Fully equipped gym and fitness suite, Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle-to-work scheme, Tech Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme.

· A strong commitment to staff well-being.

We value the importance of diversity in our community and the significance of having staff that are representative of the children we teach. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are currently under represented within the Academy.

Our school motto is 'let your light shine' and we ensure that we live this vision every day.

How to Apply

To apply, you are required to complete our school application form. Please request an application pack from Ellie or Francisca for more information.

Your application is a direct permanent application to our school (not through agency), Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.

We warmly welcome applicants who wish to visit us in advance of making an application and will be delighted to show you around our fabulous school.

· Closing: Immediate, no later than noon 12 pm on Thursday 13th June 2024.

· Interview: Immediate, To Be Confirmed

Please note: Early applicants will be considered for interview as soon as application is received.

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