Teacher of Music
Queen Elizabeth's High School
Introduction to the Arts Faculty
The Arts Faculty (consisting of the Music, Art and Drama departments) is a lively, innovative and outward-facing faculty with staff and students who are passionate about, and talented in, their subjects.
The faculty has been awarded the Platinum Artsmark for the second time, becoming the first school in East-Midlands to hold a double-Platinum Award. The Arts are well supported by the wider school.
There is a willingness amongst the staff and students to try new things and projects. Subject knowledge is strong across the faculty with specialist teachers. There is a high degree of enthusiasm in both staff and students and this enthusiasm in the staff is recognised and appreciated by the students.
Music is located in the self-contained Music Block in Upper School, including a recital room, two classrooms (one with 33 computers with Sibelius software), an instrument store, music office and staff-base, and five practice rooms.
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and inspirational teacher to join the Music department here at Queen Elizabeth’s High School on a temporary basis. The person appointed will need to be able to teach Music up to A level. This vacancy may come with the opportunity of a Leadership role with TLR 2b, £4789 pro rata, for the right candidate.
The successful candidate will work as the Teacher of Music (maternity cover) within the Arts Faculty.
In Years 7 and 8 music is taught in six form groups (max 33) and in Year 9 students are mixed into seven teaching groups. In Year 10 students can opt for GCSE Music. The department delivers Edexcel GCSE Music and Eduqas A Level Music.
If appointed to Head of Music, the successful candidate will be expected to lead the music department, to maintain the current ethos, develop music in the school and to support our talented students. They will be energetic, willing to learn and keen to take advantage of the training opportunities which may be in, or out, of school. Above all they will be friendly, flexible, good humoured and able to both lead and work effectively as part of a team.
Information about peripatetic music lessons
QEHS is one of the largest purchasers of music tuition from Lincolnshire Music Service (LMS) with approximately 220 students having lessons on a weekly basis; approximately 20% of the school. The department also employs a drum and percussion teacher for two days a week and offers church organ lessons through one of our classroom teachers. In addition students are expected to participate in ensembles. Currently we offer; String Orchestra, Junior Band, Concert Band, Soul Band, Swing Band, Flute Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Choir and Chamber Choir, with other smaller ensembles running throughout the year. The department works with the Head of Drama to stage two productions each year, the first in December for Year 7 and a whole-school musical in July.
Candidates should find the job description enclosed in the vacancy booklet useful in describing the work expected of the successful applicant.
Queen Elizabeth’s High School offers a friendly working environment and extensive benefits for staff. These include a local government pension scheme, tax efficient childcare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and continuous CPD. In addition, children of our staff feature favourably in the admissions criteria (subject to length of service or skills criteria).
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