Post Title: Music Teacher (0.5 FTE)
Salary: £28,000 - £31,000 annual, depending on experience. £14,000 - £15,500 pro-rata.
Full/part time: Part time
Start Date: 1 September 2021
Reporting to: Curriculum Manager for Music and Media
Location: Big Creative Academy, Clifton Avenue, Walthamstow, London E17 6HL
Purpose of the role: To teach BTEC/UAL courses within the Music & Media curriculum area, delivery of learning programmes, assistance to students and tutorial support.
· Sustained outstanding attainment in Music
· Sustained outstanding teaching and learning in Music
· Sustained outstanding assessment in Music
· Sustained outstanding behaviour for learning
· Promoting safeguarding of all students and equality of opportunity for all students and staff
· Maintaining professional standards
· Promoting the Academy’s ethos and vision.
· Plan, prepare and deliver outstanding lessons across Level 3 to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their potential.
· Ensure that lessons are engaging and stimulating taking into account individual needs of the students.
· Arranges, monitors and supervises learners on study programmes, educational visits and field trips.
· Plans and prepares for inspections, SV reports and visits.
· Assesses students, including formative and summative assessments, internal verification and supervision of assessments.
· Maintains and provides records and statistical checks in relation to own teaching and across courses, including enrolment checks, attendance records and the like.
· As part of the course team, the tutor acts as the main point of reference for students in a particular year or course group. The tutor’s role includes:
(a) participation in inducting students
(b) providing educational and welfare guidance
(c) assisting students in preparing individual action plans
(d) following up student absence and tracking their course work
(e) acting as the focal point in the maintenance of student discipline within the context of the Academy student disciplinary procedure
(f) undertaking exit interviews with students
(g) preparing administrative returns and reports as may be needed in relation to students, including destination records
(h) writing student references
(i) completing UCAS and other forms with students
· Participates in activities to publicise courses.
· Assists in planning and developing courses and course materials.
· Participates as a member of one or more course teams in employer liaison (as appropriate), maintaining standards and targets, reviewing and evaluating course provision and joint action planning.
· Provides advice and guidance to prospective students together with interviewing and APL work.
· Participates in student enrolment and induction.
· Manage, develop and share resources to enhance teaching of Music.
· Promotes and implement all Academy policies, particularly those which refer to health and safety, equality of opportunity, maintaining standards of student behaviour and safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults. Participates in Academy programmes of staff appraisal and continuing professional development.
· Develop effective working relationships internally and with external partners.
· To operate at all times in line with the Academy’s values.
Qualifications/Competencies Degree or equivalent in Music and qualified teacher status
Relevant Experience Evidence of the ability to plan & deliver consistently meets, or above expectation teaching, learning and assessment
Experience teaching vocational qualifications in Music within the 16-19 age group
Experience of the pastoral care of students, monitoring their achievements and attendance
Recent Music Industry experience
Knowledge A well-developed understanding of the particular needs of the 16-19 age group both in full-time education and employment and of the professional challenges by inner city students many of whom come from deprived backgrounds
An understanding of and commitment to safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults.
Skills/Ability Excellent teaching skills
An extensive knowledge of popular Music styles with the ability to instruct and lead musical ensembles
Ability to provide learning and tutorial support for students
Excellent planning, organisation, IT and administrative skills, the ability to see projects through to a successful conclusion, and a general high level of efficiency
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a range of audiences.
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
Ability to use ICT to facilitate learning and for effective management and administration.
Ability to promote and recruit for courses
Ability to effectively assess and track students’ progress.
Big Creative Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.