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Curriculum Music Teacher

Purpose of Job
• To provide for the educational, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development for each individual child in the class.
• To inspire pupils of all abilities in your class through highest possible quality of teaching and learning opportunities underpinned by excellent, thoughtfully differentiated and personalised curriculum planning.
• To create and maintain an optimum classroom learning environment that reflects outstanding quality of provision across the school and Federation.
• To mark and respond to pupils’ learning in a way that reflects highest quality provision, raises self-esteem and accelerates their progress.
• To enable our Federation Vision to become a reality for every pupil.

Gipsy Hill Federation
South London
Closing Date
9th July 2018

Curriculum Music Teacher
• Whole class curriculum music lessons (including whole class ukulele).
• School performances.
• Weekly Singing Together.
• Musical productions and contribute to leading ensembles.
• Support our Director of Music to co-ordinate all peripatetic instrumental tuition.
• Make a significant contribution to organising music-focussed trips and liaising with partner arts organisations.
• Ensure that the profile of music across all Federation sites is extremely high and that provision is of baseline outstanding quality.

Exercise of Particular Duties
The conditions of employment of teachers, taken from the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (2015 and updates every year), specifies the professional duties required to be carried out by all teachers. In addition “a teacher employed as a teacher in a school shall perform, in accordance with any directions which may be reasonably given to him by the Headteacher from time to time, such particular duties as may reasonably be assigned to him.”

Equal Opportunities
You are required to
• Implement the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy and work actively to overcome discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexuality or status in the Council’s service.
• Take responsibility, appropriate to the post for tackling unlawful discrimination amongst all groups in line with the Equalities Act 2010.

You are required to remain vigilant and do everything possible to protect students and others from abuse of a physical, emotional, sexual, neglectful, financial or institutional nature. This includes an absolute requirement to report to the Headteacher any incident of this nature you witness, hear about or suspect

Health and Safety
In carrying out the tasks in this job description you have a duty (under Health & Safety legislation) to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and that of others. This implies taking positive steps to monitor and maintain a safe and secure working environment. It is expected that whilst maintaining an effective and efficient working environment you will comply with safety rules and procedure and ensure that nothing you do, or fail to do, puts yourself or others at risk. This includes contributing to a safe and secure environment for the school community.

Data Protection
All staff have a duty to ensure any personal data collected about staff, pupils, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals is collected, stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018).
This includes an absolute requirement to report to the Headteacher any data breach you witness, hear about or suspect. This applies to all personal data, regardless of whether it is in paper or electronic format.

Person Specification
Essential Requirements

1. British Qualified Teacher Status or a UK recognised music degree.
2. Extensive and secure knowledge of primary and Early Years practice for music. Evidence of high quality teaching and reflective practice.
3. Fluent music notation reader and Piano accompanying skills.
4. An ability to demonstrate high level skills in classroom organisation and management leading to the promotion of very good behaviour and discipline in school.
5. Ability to establish an optimum learning environment for pupils (through highly stimulating displays, quality labelling and a high level of organisation and tidiness)
6. Computer literate and fluent in using an interactive whiteboard (or willingness to learn and be supported in using ICT to support pupils’ musical development).
7. A full understanding of the National Curriculum for music and its implementation.
8. An ability to differentiate the music curriculum leading to high levels of achievement for children who have a diversity of needs and interests.
9. An awareness of recently published material eg. National initiatives and strategies for music
10. A commitment to the wider development of the school, its pupils, parents and local community.
11. An ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and pupils.
12. A strong commitment to Equal Opportunities.
13. Strong desire to learn and grow professionally.

National Standards for Teachers
Teachers’ Standards is the core document for practising teachers at Gipsy Hill Federation and defines their daily role and responsibilities. The Standards encompass teachers’ job descriptions, reflect the school SIP and constitute the framework for our Performance Management.

Teachers make the education of their pupils their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their pupils.
To view the National Standards for Teachers, please follow this link –

Equal Opportunities
Gipsy Hill Federation is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.
Gipsy Hill Federation, Lambeth and Southwark council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure for this authority.

How to Apply

To obtain a recruitment pack, including Job Description and Person Specification, follow this link
Please email your completed application form and supporting statement to

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by telephone and also by email. Unfortunately, due to the very high level of response we receive for posts in our Federation, we are unable to inform applicants if they have not been shortlisted and feedback will only be provided if you have had an interview.

Closing Date:
9th July 2018
18th July 2018
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