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  • Teacher of Music (MAT Cover)

    Start date: September 2018
    Closing date: 25 June at 10:00am

    Performing Arts is one of the Academy’s specialisms and we now have an opportunity for a dynamic teacher to join our successful, popular and well-resourced music department. You will join a team of highly committed and experienced professionals and will be expected to teach across the full age and ability range. In addition to curricular teaching the department has an extensive extra-curricular programme in which you will be expected to play an active role. This programme includes a wide variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as ‘Music Tracks’, a successful and well-established initiative that sees all year 7 students learn an orchestral instrument; the students have the opportunity to continue into year 8 and beyond as part of our ‘scholars’ programme. A large proportion of the school benefits from extra-curricular instrumental tuition and the ability to support this aspect of our provision would be highly advantageous.

    We have designed our own challenging Music Curriculum that is delivered to Key Stage 3 which has musicianship at its core. At Key Stage 4 we offer GCSE Music (Eduqas). At A level we offer A level Music (Eduqas) and A level Music Technology (Edexcel). 

    The department holds regular concerts, participate in festivals and competitions, work collaboratively with the drama department to stage musicals, and undertake foreign tours. The department is very well-resourced, with one large and two small Mac suites, a number of practice rooms and a large collection of instruments.

    At Pimlico Academy we are developing an academic culture where the highest standards are expected of staff and students. It is a dynamic and demanding school and one where students and staff are exceptionally well supported. 

    We can offer you:

    • A supportive, cohesive and very purposeful environment

    • The opportunity to work within an innovative and ambitious family of schools

    • The opportunity to work with enthusiastic and hardworking pupils

    • High quality facilities with excellent resources

    • Excellent CPD

    • A location easily accessible by train, tube and bus

    Job Description
    The successful applicant for this post will be expected to:

    • Teach and assess Pimlico Music curriculum to KS3

    • Teach and assess Eduqas GCSE course at KS4

    • Potential A level music teaching (Eduqas) for a suitable candidate

    • Potential KS1/2 teaching for a suitable candidate

    • Secure outstanding attainment and progress at all key stages

    • Teach whole-class orchestral instrumental lessons as part of the Music Tracks programme (String specialism is preferable, Woodwind, in particular flute, would also be considered)

    • Contribute to the development of existing teaching resources

    • Provide a range of extra-curricular support for students such as support or run choirs, chamber groups and orchestra.

    • Show flexibility, innovation and intelligence in responding to the needs of the pupils and Academy as a whole

    Person Specification
    The right person for the job will be:

    • Preferable String Specialist but Woodwind specialist (flute in particular) will also be considered.

    • Passionate about Music and have excellent academic qualifications and thorough subject knowledge.

    • Aligned with our educational vision and committed to a knowledge-led curriculum, with high ambitions for pupil attainment.

    • Able to combine academic rigour and achievement with enjoyment of the subject.

    • Possess innovative teaching and learning strategies to ensure pupils achieve their potential at every opportunity

    • A good communicator, with outstanding planning and organisational skills and the ability to work within a team

    • Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

    • Committed to wider school life and be willing to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities.  

    To apply:
    Please download and send the completed application form and supporting letter to recruitment@pimlicoacademy.org

    Please note that Future Academies reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.
     

    Future Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

    Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street London SW1V 3AT

    Pimlico Academy

    Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3AT
    enquiries@pimlicoacademy.org
    Tel: 020 7828 0881