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Part-Time Whole-Class Primary Music Teacher

Brent Music Service (BMS) is looking for enthusiastic teachers to deliver whole-class music in primary schools and inspire children with a love of music.

Brent Music Service
London Borough of Brent
Contract Type
Part-Time Permanent
Closing Date
31st August 2019

Brent Music Service provides curriculum music teaching in over 30 primary schools in Brent, reaching over 6,000 children using a syllabus devised and developed by us. This “Music’sCool” syllabus allows for flexibility in terms of teaching material allowing teachers to select musical material suitable for each school. The programme places singing at its heart and gives every child the opportunity to learn several instruments including the recorder, ukulele, tamboo bamboo, African drums and samba.

“Music’sCool” covers the National Curriculum for Music and is mainly delivered in partnership with class teachers with only a few schools using it as PPA cover. It was described by OFSTED as ‘an excellent partnership programme’ in the 2012 report: Music in Schools: Sound Partnerships.

“Music’sCool” is a progressive programme where skills and knowledge are developed year on year, with Year 6 pupils emerging as competent well-rounded musicians. We use aspects of the Kodaly method in order to facilitate this progression and consistency. It is helpful, but not essential for applicants to have knowledge of the Kodaly approach.

The instrumental teaching in the school links up with the “Music’sCool” teaching as it allows our teachers to identify children who are ready to go on to learning an instrument in small groups. Our “Music’sCool” teachers often also teach instrumental lessons and/or ensembles as part of their timetable in each school. This makes for a varied and rewarding teaching timetable and less travel, as our teachers usually spend a whole day in each school.

All “Music’sCool” teachers receive comprehensive training and support. All levels of experience are considered. It is not necessary to have QTS.

This position would be ideal for:
– secondary trained music teachers looking to transition to the primary phase
– primary music teachers or classroom teachers with musical expertise
– instrumental tutors looking to widen their skills and work with whole classes
– Recent graduates or current music students graduating this summer

We are looking for enthusiastic teachers to become part of our core team who can contribute to the wider life of BMS in addition to whole class teaching. This may be instrumental teaching, school ensembles or choirs, or teaching in our Evening Centres one evening per week.

It is helpful if you are able to teach on a Wednesday if you are part-time as that is the day we schedule our staff meetings and training sessions.

Salary: MPS (Inner London) /Unqualified TPS /Hourly-Paid (£27.00 to £32.00)

How to Apply

Please request an application pack by emailing

Closing Date:
31st August 2019
Please apply promptly. Suitable candidates may be shortlisted for interview before the application deadline.
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