Contract Term: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Start Date: 1st September 2021
Closing Date: Friday 11 June at 9am
Interview Date: Friday 18 June
We are seeking a qualified Music teacher who is passionate about choirs and singing, to join our Performing Arts team for September 2021.
We are a friendly school, with a warm and welcoming staff body. We work together, we look after our staff wellbeing, and plan for sustainable, impactful development. Every member of staff is entitled to a coach and we develop all staff through regular, incremental coaching. Our most recent Ofsted report demonstrates we are a seriously ‘good’ school, committed to becoming the outstanding school our community deserves. We serve a richly multi-cultural community and celebrate the joy and diversity this brings us.
We are building success on our core ORCHARD values of being: Open-minded, Respectful, Creative & Curious, Healthy, Ambitious, Responsible and Determined. Our students are wonderful – they value our staff, knowing that you make a real difference to their lives. The mission statement of the school, “inspire today, empower for life”, lies at the heart of all that the school does. We place no limits on our aspirations for our students.
We are ambitious and research-informed. We don’t believe in fads – you won’t find ‘triple impact marking’ here or lollipop sticks! Instead, you’ll be part of a school and a Trust which takes the continuing professional development of staff very seriously, offering excellent CPLD and incremental coaching for all staff. Orchard School is the Chartered College of Teaching Hub for Bristol, we fund membership of the CCT for all teachers, and we engage in CPD across Bristol and nationally, encouraging all our leaders through their National Professional Qualifications. We want to support your development as a teacher, so you can learn and grow with us to become the best teacher you can be and support you in advancing your career.
- A teacher of Music, with enthusiasm and skill to establish student and staff choirs, and ability to raise the culture of singing across the school
- an innovative and creative practitioner, with a strong curriculum knowledge of music
- passionate about performing arts, and able to deliver drama in year 7/8 if required
- a good understanding of the specific skills required to raise achievement at GCSE level
- committed to extra-curricular opportunities, ensuring regular opportunities for students to perform, including in whole-school productions
- able to inspire, motivate and enthuse students in lessons
- committed to the highest achievement for all students
- keen to learn, share best practice and contribute positively to a committed and enthusiastic Performing Arts Faculty.
- enthusiastic students, who want to learn from you and achieve
- the opportunity to make a difference day in, day out to the future life chances of children and young people in north Bristol
- excellent student behaviour and a calm learning environment
- a bright, happy place in which to learn and work
- a professionally stimulating environment which values the contributions of all staff
- a strong commitment to your professional development
- the opportunity to support the team to establish a reputation across Bristol as an outstanding department
- a warm and friendly staff body with award-winning staff wellbeing
Please get in touch if you have any questions at all – we warmly welcome enquiries and visitors.
The ability to converse at ease with pupils, parents and other users of the service and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Orchard School Bristol is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.