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TEACHER OF MUSIC

Part-time (2/3 days per week) 
Initial 1 year fixed term contract       
MPS / UPS (Outer London)

“An OUTSTANDING school demonstrating strong practice in Behaviour, Safety, Leadership and Management.”     Ofsted 2019

The governors are looking to appoint a suitably qualified teacher of Music who has a real enthusiasm for the subject and who is capable of teaching across key stages 3 and 4 to work on a part-time basis for 2 – 3 days per week.  The post would equally suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher who has obtained a good degree in Music.  Excellent piano and vocal skills are highly desirable but not essential.  The most important thing is that we appoint the very best candidate.  For ECTs, three weeks’ work in July is offered as an induction to the school.

The Music Department is amongst the busiest in the school.  We are very well resourced and approximately 150 students have peripatetic music lessons from visiting instrumental teachers and the Hillingdon Music Service.  The department achieves above average results at A-level and GCSE.  The person appointed to this post will be fully involved with the extra-curricular life of the department.  We have a thriving selection of choirs, orchestras, bands and other ensembles who tour regularly around Europe and we are also keen to expand our range of activities further to suit teaching skills and interests within the department.  Currently, we have 10 A-Level students and 46 GCSE students, which will next year grow to 70.  We are one of the highest achieving departments in the school at GCSE Level with our department consistently achieving over 90% at grades 9-4 and the last few years achieving over 40% at grades 9-6.  At A-Level we take our highest achieving students with most of our students playing at least Grade 7 level and above.

Vyners is a very popular and oversubscribed mixed eight form entry, 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in a pleasant residential area in North West London, bordering Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.    We have a track record of real success at all Key Stages.  In 2019, 87% of students achieved grades 9-4 in both English and Maths at GCSE and we are consistently ranked in the top 10% of all schools nationally for progress measures and attainment.  The school converted to academy status on 1 November 2011 and is part of the Vanguard Learning Trust which also includes one other secondary and three primary schools.

We are well known for high academic standards, good behaviour, and our strong community spirit including a strong house system with students leading their peers.  “Pupils have a positive attitude towards their work and enjoy learning” (Ofsted 2019). Many students are involved in extracurricular sport, music and drama, performing at a high level including prestigious public events and performing in our own school productions. 

We offer you:

A well established and well respected Continual Professional Development program.

Creative opportunities and mentoring for continual career progression.

A friendly, innovative and exciting community in which to work.

A lively, friendly and supportive team of specialist Music teachers achieving excellent results.

A comprehensive and first class new employee induction programme.

An annual two day Staff Conference with excellent keynote speakers.

Excellent facilities including Interactive whiteboards, onsite gym, ample car parking and access to local transport.

Start Date:                                      1 September 2022

Closing date for Applications:    9.00am Monday 6 June 2022

Interviews                                        w/c 13 June 2022

Vyners School is committed to safeguarding all of its students.  All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and undertake a full enhanced DBS check.                                          

For full details of this post, an application form and further information please refer the the documents below.   Applications via email to:  recruitment@vynersschool.org.uk  (Frances Webb, HR Manager, Tel: 01895-234342).