String Peripatetic Music Teacher, Southwark

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Ark Globe AcademySouthwark

Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £28 per hour
Contract term: Temporary

Job Description: String Peripatetic Music Teacher 

Reports to: Assistant Principal: Performance and Arts

Start date:   ASAP

Contract:         Casual

Salary:              £28 per hour

The Role

As a teacher in Globe Academy, you will be instrumental in our mission to provide every student, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. You will deliver high-quality, rigorous lessons that drive achievement and inspire a love of learning that extends beyond the classroom.

Key Responsibilities

• Set high expectations so that all students are inspired, motivated and challenged to reach their full potential, and in doing so meet their progress and attainment targets

• Plan and teach well-structured, differentiated lessons that are aligned to the agreed curriculum and cultivate every student’s intellectual curiosity

• Plan, resource, arrange music for and deliver interactive and inspiring instrumental lessons for individual students and small ensembles

• Provide stimulating extracurricular opportunities for students and the wider school community, such as leading and support music rehearsals and performances

• Use data to inform teaching and learning, identify areas for intervention and provide feedback to students, staff and families in order to promote progress and outcomes

• Manage behaviour effectively to create a safe, respectful and nurturing environment so that students can focus on learning

• Work collaboratively with both school and network colleagues as a committed team member, building successful, high performing teams

• Participate actively throughout the network, by attending relevant meetings, and, as appropriate, delivering network-wide training and initiatives

• Work with colleagues, students and families to develop a strong school community


• Carry out other reasonable tasks as directed by the Head of Department or Principal

Note: Exceptional candidates may be considered for additional responsibilities

Person Specification: Peripatetic Music Teacher

Qualification Criteria

• Qualified to teach and right to work in the UK

• Qualified to Grade 8 (or equivalent) in at least one musical instrument

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Ability to play violin essential; experience with other string instruments is desirable.

• Demonstrable commitment to raising attainment of all pupils in a challenging classroom environment

• Excellent understanding of both subject and general teaching pedagogy

• Up to date knowledge of styles of music relevant to instruments

• Able to create and adapt musical arrangements in a variety of styles and genres

• Experience of leading rehearsals and performances

• Effective and systematic behaviour management

• Be or demonstrate the potential to become an outstanding teacher

Personal Characteristics

• Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every student

• Deep commitment to Ark’s mission of providing an excellent education to every student, regardless of background

• Excellent interpersonal, planning and organisational skills

• Resilient, motivated and committed to achieving excellence

• Reflective and proactive in seeking feedback to constantly improve practice

• Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.

• Commitment to and understanding of professionalism in line with the National Teaching Standards


• Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

• Willingness to undertake training

• This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process.  All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.