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Music Teacher / Coordinator

Main Pay Scale (inner London)

The Governing Body of this outstanding school wishes to appoint an inspiring and passionate teacher to teach and coordinate music across the school and to create, participate in and lead school events.

St Mary's RC Primary Schol
Clapham London SW4 9QJ
Contract Type
Full-Time Permanent
Closing Date
26th April 2019

Are you passionate about Music Education?

Teacher with Responsibility for the Coordination of Music

Salary: Inner London Pay Scale + TLR2a

Required As Soon As Possible

The Governing Body of this outstanding school wish to appoint an inspiring and passionate teacher to teach and coordinate music across the school and to create, participate in and lead school events.

Music teaching, music development across the school ie: leading choirs and orchestra, and preparing children for exams as well as school, local and national events and managing peripatetic music teachers will also be part of this role. This role can be part time (no less than 0.8) or full time.

We want a teacher who is:
Inspirational and outstanding
Committed to upholding our Catholic ethos and supporting our collective worship
Able to coordinate our music curriculum, leading and inspiring colleagues and ensuring our pupils can excel
Able to offer exemplary communication skills and team work

We can offer you:
An outstanding school with motivated and enthusiastic pupils and supportive parents
A strong Catholic ethos where everyone is valued and supported
Strong church and community links and a supportive Board of Governors
An experienced management team and great staff team work
Continuing professional development opportunities

Please contact us for an application.

Applicants should be in sympathy with the aims and ethos of a Catholic School. Support for non-Catholic applicants will be given as necessary.


The Job Description should be read alongside the range of professional duties of Teachers as set out in Part X11 of the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. The postholder will be expected to undertake duties in line with the professional standards for qualified teachers.


In addition to the roles and responsibilities of class teacher as set out in the attached document and the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document you will also undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
• To coordinate the teaching and learning of music for all pupils throughout the school
• To inspire pupils to love music and singing and to perform to a wide variety of audiences, sharing their gifts for the good of all
• To raise the profile of music as one that will enrich pupils’ experiences and contribute to the broad and balanced curriculum
• To lead, manage and develop staff in order to achieve high quality teaching, effective use of resources and the highest standards of learning and achievement for all pupils in music
• To contribute to the Catholic life of the school through the preparation of music for liturgical events


Main Responsibilities
Promote the Catholic ethos and school mission
• To promote the Catholic ethos of our school especially through music, singing and liturgy
• To contribute to the achievement of the school mission, its aims, and the effective implementation of school policies and practices.
• To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, equality, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• To take responsibility for the implementation of and compliance with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, equality, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• To foster good relationships with colleagues, pupils, parents, governors and the local community
• To have high expectations of pupils behaviour and attitudes to learning and promote the well-being and good progress of all pupils

Accountability for leading, managing and developing a subject or curriculum area
• To play a major role in the School’s middle management assisting the Headteacher in creating a vision, sense of purpose and pride in the School, the music curriculum and in liturgy
• To establish and implement clear policies and practices
• To lead and manage the music curriculum and schemes of work a to build progression and ensure development of key ideas and skills
• To coordinate the implementation of programmes of study for music including the development of music technology
• To raise the standards and champion quality music experiences so that music is valued and permeates school life
• To maintain, develop, contribute to liturgy across the school, alongside other colleagues, in particular the Headteacher and RE Coordinator
• To prepare, contribute to liturgy ensuring the spiritual development of pupils
• To contribute to the liturgical life of the school by selecting and preparing liturgical music
• To plan and lead weekly hymn practices
• To choose appropriate hymns and songs for school liturgies, events and celebrations and accompany these on piano
• To maintain and develop the provision of regular extracurricular activities e.g. including choirs, ensembles and orchestra and activities led by other members of the music staff e.g. recorder and brass ensembles
• To organise concerts and performances within school and as part of local and national festivals.
• To arrange trips and visits to professional music workshops and performances
• To maintain and develop links with local and national music groups and charities
• To coordinate and manage the provision of peripatetic music lessons, communicating regularly with peripatetic teachers and assuring effective links between teachers, parents, pupils and office staff as well as supervising, timetabling, invoicing and recruiting when necessary
• To identify gifted and talented musical pupils and set up music opportunities for them such as music tuition, finding tutors, attending concerts etc
• To enter pupils for Trinity and ABRSM instrumental exams
• To oversee the maintenance of the school’s musical instruments and ensure the provision, development and adaptation of relevant resources
• To ensure the status of music is reflected in the amount of time allocated to it and that they feature in the school improvement plan in turn with other subject areas
• To contribute to school self-evaluation procedures, regularly reviewing the SEF for music and contributing to the SEF 48
• To report to the School Governors on an annual basis about relevant plans and policies, as well as the success in meeting objectives and targets, and subject-related professional development issues

Impact on the educational progress of pupils other than the teacher’s assigned classes or groups of pupils
• To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils
• To identify clear, appropriate targets for attainment and/or achievement
• To monitor and evaluate pupil progress and achievement against targets
• To lead evaluation strategies to contribute to overall school self-evaluation.
• To contribute to the school procedures for lesson observation
• To implement school quality procedures and to ensure adherence to policy across the school

Leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of other staff
• To support teaching and learning in music
• To act as a role model of good practice in music
• To ensure all staff are familiar with music policy and procedures
• To advise individual colleagues and induct new members of staff as required on music
• To carry out, if requested, appraisal of teachers and teacher assistants

• To act as an initial person for others to contact regarding the teaching of music
• To communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with the Headteacher and governors, regarding the progress and achievements of pupils
• To establish effective communications with parents and provide them with the statutory information regarding music
• To ensure that information about a pupil’s attainments is readily available and can be used to secure the continuation of high standards of progress

Teaching Responsibilities
• To demonstrate the characteristics of outstanding teaching and implement strategies that bring about improvement and sustained high standards of teaching, learning and attainment for all pupils
• To have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the music and National Curriculum, its programmes of study together with research and developments into new ideas related to teaching pedagogy
• To ensure complete coverage of the National Curriculum along with continuity and progression for all pupils, including those of high ability and those with special educational needs
• To know and implement any relevant statutory requirements for curriculum, assessment, recording and reporting of pupil attainment and progress
• To plan for and teach music lessons across a variety of age groups, assessing learning so that pupils make progress and achieve good standards
• To integrate music technology into music lessons
• To plan and teach singing to the choirs and at weekly hymn practices and to create performance opportunities for the choirs
• To provide a rich and stimulating learning environment for pupils

• If full time, to be able to teach another area of the curriculum when requested to do so.

• To facilitate the effective development of pupils’ spiritual moral social and cultural development
• To ensure resources are adapted to suit the needs of all pupils to enable inclusive learning opportunities for all pupils
• To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils, liaising with colleagues, parents and other agencies as appropriate
• To analyse and interpret relevant national, local and school data, using the findings to identify underachievement and to improve the quality of teaching and learning

Professional development
• To undertake further training and professional development
• To attend INSET days and to participate in weekly staff meetings and other meetings as appropriate
• To contribute to the provision of high quality professional development
• To participate in arrangements within an agreed framework for Teacher Appraisal

This is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks, but sets out the main expectations of the school in relation to the post holder’s professional responsibilities and duties, including the provision of high quality teaching and learning and the pastoral care of the children in their charge. The postholder may be required to undertake tasks, roles and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned to them by the Headteacher and/or Senior Management Team.

How to Apply

Please email the head teacher on
to request a application pack

Closing Date:
26th April 2019
Week beginning 6th May 2019
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