Teacher of Music

Queens' School

We are looking to appoint an imaginative and enthusiastic teacher to join this forward thinking and successful department, committed to high standards of achievement at all levels. The post would suit an experienced or newly qualified teacher who is committed to teaching at the highest standard and raising the aspirations and achievements of our students.

This is an exciting time for the music department, with the offer of music being reduced on a national scale, Queens’ is increasing the provision across key stage 3. Therefore, we are currently at an exciting stage of redesigning the curriculum to support and engage students throughout their time at school. GCSE and A-Level are well supported with numbers above the national average at both stages.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have a passion for the subject and the ability to share this will our students
  • Have the resolve to make a real difference
  • Have the ability to achieve excellent results
  • Have the capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team

We can offer:

  • Happy and enthusiastic students who want to learn
  • Supportive parents who value education
  • A professionally stimulating and supportive working environment
  • A strong commitment to professional development and progression
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing

Queens’ is a thriving and oversubscribed school with a well-established reputation for academic achievement. At GCSE the Average Attainment 8 Grade was 5.68. In 2019 85% of students achieved 5 Standards Passes including English and Maths.

Attainment 8 was 5.9. Progress 8 was 0.39

We provide a safe, caring and challenging environment for learning, committed to the development of every student as an individual. We understand that while students have different gifts and talents we have a strong belief that everyone can be Great.

In our last Ofsted Inspection, it was noted that Queens’ has a ‘highly regarded senior leadership team’; ‘pupils are clearly proud of their school and enjoy learning’ and ‘teaching and learning is at the top of the agenda.’

All staff benefit from high quality continuing professional development opportunities and there is a comprehensive Induction programme for NQT’s

Applications to the Headteacher, Jonathan Morrell, to include school application form, covering letter and full contact details of two referees applications@queens.herts.sch.uk

“We are a well resourced, ever growing department boasting a music studio, two computer rooms with notation and DAW software, midi keyboards and a steel pan set to name a few. We have a wide ranging extra curricular provision with several concerts, competitions and a popular school production, in close collaboration with the drama department, every year.”

“During my time at Queens’, I have felt supported throughout both my training and my NQT year. The Music department and the wider collaborative teaching community that support each other for consistency across the school to provide quality first teaching.

My ideas for development are always heard and valued within the Music department, enabling the subject to flourish and develop as a shining star of the school both through the public shows, concerts and presentations that we give, but also as a rigorous academic subject that inspires and develops musical minds.”

Queens’ School is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Appointments will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service and references from previous employers. We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

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