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. Class sizes are small and 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 Year 7 to Year 13 and a wide range of extra-curricular Music activities.
All students study Music from Year 7 to Year 9, with our Music curriculum focusing on performance. All students from Year 4 onwards choose, and are loaned, either a violin, a trumpet or a wind instrument (flute or clarinet), with Music lessons including instrumental instruction, ensemble practices and performances, often working together with other students in the Year Group playing different instruments. The ability to offer more than one of these instruments, or other instruments within these families, and experience teaching Music Technology, would be an advantage, as would previous experience teaching one or both of the IGCSE and IB Music courses offered to older students.
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’, and this applies equally to those students targeting the very highest grades at IGCSE and IB.
As well as their teaching, all teachers are also expected to contribute positively to both the school’s pastoral systems and the extra-curricular programme, offering an Extra-Curricular Activity that either supports or extends the students’ learning in their subject area, or from another area of personal interest.
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 complete the application process through Jobtrain, accessible via the Nord Anglia Education website:
If you require any further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Friday 10th January 2020, with applications being reviewed as they are received.