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Music Leader

Main Pay Scale (TLR negotiable)

A very exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, dedicated and talented music teacher with QTS to build on the current excellent music practice at Sandringham Primary School. The successful candidate will have a brand new music studio, in a purpose built building, and join an established arts team at Sandringham who are passionate about making a difference to children's lives.

Sandringham Primary School
Sandringham Rd, Newham , E78ED
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
18th April 2018

The successful candidate will oversee the Every Child a Musician (Ecam), teach music classes to children from EYFS to Year Six and organise music tuition before, during and after school, and ensure that the arts are at the heart of Sandringham School.​

Applicants should have:
A pedagogical understanding of how children learn
A proven track record of good or outstanding classroom teaching
The ability to demonstrate a very high level of musicianship. The ability to play a number of instruments would be an advantage, including the piano
The ability to work successfully with the specialist teacher’s team
A clear understanding of the building blocks for teaching music; EYFS – Y6
A desire to develop their leadership skills

Full Description:
Job Title: Music Leader
Salary Scale:TLR 2A (negotiable)
Responsible to: Assistant Headteacher
Responsible for :Build on current excellent practice at Sandringham Primary
Line managed by: Assistant Headteacher
Purpose of job To oversee the Every Child a Musician (Ecam), teach music classes to children from EYFS to Year Six and organise music tuition before, during and after school, and ensure that the arts are at the heart of Sandringham School.

Responsibilities Specific duties of music leader
• To manage peripatetic music staff
• To lead the school orchestra
• To lead the infant choir
• To teach music alongside the class teacher
• To work closely with the art leader in carrying out the arts mark action plan
• Raise standards in attainment
• Set standards by being a model of good practice in every aspect of school life
• All lessons to be at least good.
• Take a lead in the planning process and ensure that the planning is engaging and appropriate
• Understand and use assessments to improve the standards in your subject
• Lead CPD meetings and INSET
• To write an annual action plan and to monitor and evaluate it against the success criteria and use this to identify future priorities for development as a part of the School Improvement Plan
• Prepare a bid for subject and staff resources by liaising with year group leaders and the leadership team
• To allocate deploy and maintain resources with maximum efficiency to meet the objectives of the school and ensure value for money
• Produce a long term plan to ensure coverage
• Keeping up to date with current developments in your subject by attending network meetings and by personal reading
• To contribute to the school aims, policies and practices, including those in relation to school evaluation, behaviour, discipline bullying, and race equality
• To ensure the school complies with all relevant legislation including health and safety, equal opportunities Every Child Matters and the Code of Practice
• To take responsibility for your own professional development and keep up to date with recent developments in education

We expect each leader to:
• Be knowledgeable about role
• Have a clear vision in your area of responsibility
• Be knowledgeable about subject and responsibility
• Be accountable for standards in subject/responsibility
• Evaluate impact
• Be up to date on current issues/legislation/initiatives etc
• Collect, analyse and action data
• Be example of the highest quality in all facets of school life
• Have well developed interpersonal skills
• Have a variety of strategies to ensure good communication
• Understand issues of successful teamwork
• Keep deadlines
• Be organised and efficient
• Be an excellent ambassador with all parties associated with school life
• Be active in supporting all policies across the school
• Have an accurate awareness of what is happening
• Resolve misunderstandings and misinformation
• Report and make judgements on relevant issues
• Develop and maintain a clear and shared vision
• Be reliable and confident
• Keep high expectations
• Be a good role model for others to aspire to
• Dress appropriately
• Fulfil duties as required within job description


The job description may be reviewed annually and may be amended at any time after consultation with you.


How to Apply

Please apply online the Jobs Go Public Website. Search Music Leader Sandringham Primary and fill out the application on line. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team 020 7427 8250. For further information about the role, please contact the school directly on 0208 472 3800

Closing Date:
18th April 2018
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