Music is a popular and well-established subject at St Andrews and we are looking for an experienced and inspiring teacher to join the team. The students are motivated and enthusiastic, enjoying a lively approach to the subject through a wide range of teaching and learning techniques. The ideal candidate will convey enthusiasm for the subject and contribute collaboratively in the continued development of both the curriculum from Early Years to Year 6 and a wide range of extra-curricular Music activities.
All students have specialist Music lessons from the Early Years to Year 6. The children experience lessons which develop a number of skills; performing, perceptive listening, creating, reflecting and understanding theory through a practical Kodaly approach. We follow the Juilliard - Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme which introduces core works through enquiry based activities. The children and staff benefit from several artists visiting from Juilliard each year. Alongside this curriculum, the children learn Keyboard from Year 1 which links with their Kodaly learning and helps them develop their understanding of key concepts.
All students from Year 5 onwards choose and are loaned, either a violin, a trumpet or a wind instrument (flute, saxophone or clarinet), with music lessons including instrumental instruction, ensemble practices and performances, alongside the Juilliard Curriculum. The ability to offer one or more of these instruments or other instruments within these families is an advantage. Piano playing and experience of teaching Early Years is useful. Knowledge of the Kodaly approach is also of benefit.
Ability to engage, motivate and manage children of different ages in a range of musical activities: keyboard, singing, percussion, games, movement and class instruments;
Implement the music curriculum from Foundation Stage to Year 6.
Cater to the needs of individual students within a class.
Support in the organisation of class and school-wide performances;
Take an active role in the school extra-curricular programme.
Meet requirements for assessment and recording of students' development;
Knowledge of Kodaly is useful.
At St Andrews, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school and have an excellent reputation for supporting children with special educational needs. Experience of teaching children with dyslexia, mild autism, ADHD etc. would be very good prior experience for a teacher wishing to join our team. Our Mission Statement commits us to meeting ‘all the needs of the individual learner’.
As well as their teaching, all music teachers are also expected to contribute positively to the school’s extra-curricular programme, offering activities that either support or extend the students’ learning in music.
St Andrews is committed to ensuring the safety of all our students, and expects all staff to share the same commitment (see our Child Protection Code of Conduct). No teacher will be appointed without at least two references, including one from the most recent employer, a ten year criminal record check and relevant regional Prohibition Order/DBS checks.
If you would like to apply for a position at our school please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st July 2019, with applications being reviewed as they are received.