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Music Teacher

£22,849 - £50,935

Our specialist music teacher takes classes while their teachers are working on their own planning, preparation and assessment. You will teach every class in the school from Reception to year 6 each week, organise instrumental tuition and offer a music club or choir.

Fielding Primary School
Ealing, London
Contract Type
Full-Time Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
28th February 2022

Inner London Main or Upper Pay Scale or Unqualified teacher scale (up to £28,735 pa)

Required for April 2022, initially fixed term contract

We are looking to appoint a Music teacher to work from April 2022 onwards to cover maternity leave.

Our specialist music teacher takes classes while their teachers are working on their own planning, preparation and assessment. You will teach every class in the school from Reception to year 6 each week, organise instrumental tuition and offer a music club or choir.

Experienced teachers looking to develop their career or excellent musicians who have not got a teaching qualification are encouraged to apply. If you do not have a teaching qualification, you will have strong experience of teaching music in the National Curriculum to primary age pupils.

Our 4 form entry school resonates to the sound of music:

  • conscientious pupils who are keen to learn and take part in music lessons;
  • strong, partnership with Ealing Music Service, so that around 400 pupils learn to play a musical instrument each week. Watch our joint video for a flavour of our work together;
  • ensembles and orchestra rehearse each week and perform regularly;
  • choir and musical theatre clubs after-school.

Fielding Primary School serves the Northfields area of Ealing. Our teachers are enthusiastic, committed to improving outcomes for children with a passion for learning through a meaningful, creative curriculum.Our children are fantastic, interested in learning and exceptionally well behaved. Facilities and resources are excellent, standards and achievement are high. Visits are encouraged or find out more from our website,

Person SpecificationCandidates who apply for the post should show in their personal statement how they meet the selected criteria (marked A) and how their examples demonstrate impact.(A – Application form; I – Interview/task)


  1. Qualified teacher status or recognised equivalent is preferred (A).Experience
  2. Teaching experience and/or initial teacher training placement in key-stage 1 or 2, including teaching National Curriculum music (A).Knowledge and skillsThe ability to effectively:
  3. Ensure pupil progress and raising attainment in reading, writing and maths (A, I).
  4. Create and maintain a stimulating, safe and purposeful learning environment (A).
  5. Plan, prepare and deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject that you teach, other relevant initiatives and the school’s own policies (A, I)
  6. Assess and record the progress of pupils’ learning to inform next steps and monitor progress (A, I).
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and use a variety of strategies and practices to promote the diverse cultural and equality issues in the classroom (A).
  8. Teach using a wide variety of strategies to maximise achievement for all children including those with special educational needs and high achievers and to meet differing learning styles (A, I).
  9. Build warm relationships with children and effectively manage their behaviour (A, I).
  10. Communicate to a range of audiences (verbal, written, using ICT as appropriate) (A).
  11. Use ICT to advance pupils’ learning, and use common ICT tools for their own and pupils’ benefit (A).


Demonstrate a commitment to:a. equalitiesb. promoting the school’s vision and ethosc. high quality, stimulating learning environmentsd. relating positively to and showing respect for all members of the school and wider communitye. ongoing relevant professional self-developmentf. safeguarding and child protection

Job Description

Salary and grade:Unqualified, Main or Upper Pay Scale in line with the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions DocumentLine manager/s: The headteacher, members of the senior leadership team (SLT) and the governing bodySupervisory responsibility: The postholder may be responsible for the deployment and supervision of the work of teaching assistants relevant to their responsibilities

Main purpose of the job:

  • Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in the class/es ensuring equality of opportunity for all
  • Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct
  • Treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position
  • Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/carers, governors, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of pupils
  • Act within, the statutory frameworks, which set out their professional duties and responsibilities and in line with the duties outlined in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and Teacher Standards (2012)
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

Duties and responsibilities:All teachers are required to carry out the duties of a schoolteacher as set out in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document. Teachers should also have due regard to the Teacher Standards (2012). Teachers’ performance will be assessed against the teacher standards as part of the appraisal process as relevant to their their role in the school.


  • Deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject/s that you teach
  • Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes and pastoral arrangements as appropriate
  • Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils’ you teach
  • Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn
  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; gifted and talented; EAL; disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy including the correct use of spoken English (whatever your specialist subject)
  • If teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies e.g. systematic synthetic phonics
  • Use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment to secure pupils’ progress
  • Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback, reflect on progress, their emerging needs and to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study
  • Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
  • Set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired as appropriate
  • Participate in arrangements for examinations and assessments within the remit of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document

Behaviour and Safety

  • Establish a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly
  • Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  • Maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary
  • Be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour, which are expected of pupils
  • Have high expectations of behaviour, promoting self-control and independence of all learners
  • Carry out playground and other duties as directed and within the remit of the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school, raising any concerns following school protocol/proceduresTeam working and collaboration
  • Participate in any relevant meetings/professional development opportunities at the school, which relate to the learners, curriculum or organisation of the school including pastoral arrangements and assemblies
  • Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing the development of effective practice with them
  • Contribute to the selection and professional development of other teachers and support staff including the induction and assessment of new teachers, teachers serving induction periods and where appropriate threshold assessments
  • Ensure that colleagues working with you are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfil
  • Take part as required in the review, development and management of the activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school
  • Cover for absent colleagues within the remit of the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with others to develop effective professional relationships
  • Deploy support staff effectively as appropriate
  • Communicate effectively with parents/carers with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate
  • Communicate and co-operate with relevant external bodies
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the schoolAdministration
  • Register the attendance of and supervise learners, before, during or after school sessions as appropriate
  • Participate in and carry out any administrative and organisational tasks within the remit of the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions DocumentProfessional development
  • Regularly review the effectiveness of your teaching and assessment procedures and its impact on pupils’ progress, attainment and well-being, refining your approaches where necessary responding to advice and feedback from colleagues
  • Be responsible for improving your teaching through participating fully in training and development opportunities identified by the school or as developed as an outcome of your appraisa
  • Proactively participate with arrangements made in accordance with the Appraisal Regulations 2012


  • To have professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school in which you teach, and maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality
  • Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the head teacher

NoteThis job description is not your contract of employment or any part of it. It has been prepared only for the purpose of school organisation and may change either as your contract changes or as the organisation of the school is changed.

How to Apply

To apply, please download an application pack from our website,

Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and appointment will be conditional subject to clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or sexuality.

Closing Date:
28th February 2022
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