Part time (2 days) Music Teacher and Coordinator

LINE MANAGER: Head Teacher

Part time (2 days) Music Teacher

Are you an experienced Music, including violin, Teacher?

If so, this is a great opportunity to join a vibrant friendly team at The Study School on a temporary basis within Inspired Learning Group (ILG) which is a growing group of independent preparatory schools and nurseries in the South East of England.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Class Teacher and Coordinator for Music. This role is to begin in January 2020.

About Us

We are a rapidly growing group of independent preparatory schools with a number of schools and nurseries in the South East England.
The Study School is an Independent co-educational school based in New Malden with an exceptional track record of securing secondary school places of choice. It is part of the Inspired Learning Group of schools, which is one of the country’s leading educational groups.
The Study School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all The Study staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance along with other relevant pre-employment checks. References will be taken up and carefully checked.

General Areas of Responsibility

• To attend all school functions
• To participate in (and where appropriate contribute to) the general well being and professional development of the staff and the school so as to help maintain and improve the ethos and performance of the whole school for the benefit of the pupils
• To support pupils and colleagues by attending a range of school and P.T.A. productions and functions
• To keep up to date with all policies of the school and to be aware of the needs of individual pupils and to act confidently and supportively with colleagues
• In addition to the requirements set out in the teacher’s contract, to work such additional hours as may be necessary to discharge effectively ones professional duties, including in particular, the marking of pupils work, the writing of pupil reports and the preparation of lessons, teaching material and teaching programmes
• To undergo first-aid training
• To take part in annual staff appraisal
• To cover for absent colleagues
• To carry out at least one lunch and playground duty per week

Professional Duties-Class Teacher


• Conducting lessons according to the policy and syllabus agreed with both subject coordinators and the Head Teacher
• Planning and preparing courses and lessons
• Teaching according to their educational needs, the pupils assigned and the setting and marking of work including examinations
• Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils
• Setting homework according to the homework timetable, and marking in such a way that is helpful to the pupils and which adheres to the school’s Marking Policy
• Integrating school trips into the planning and preparation of lessons, whilst paying due regard to the needs of the syllabus

Other Activities

• Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or group of pupils assigned to you
• Providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational and social matters
• Making records and reports on the personal and social needs of pupils
• Communicating and consulting with parents of pupils
• Communicating and co-operating with persons or bodies outside the school
• Accompanying pupils on trips away from the school, including residential trips
• Assessments and Reports
• Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references to individual pupils and groups of pupils
• Attending Parents’ Evenings and preparing reports in accordance with the reporting schedule of the school

Educational Methods

• Advising and co-operating with the Head Teacher and other teachers in the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment of pastoral arrangements

Further Training and Development

• Reviewing from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work
• Participating in arrangements for further training and professional development as a teacher

Discipline, Health and Safety

• Maintaining order and discipline among the pupils and safeguarding their health and safety when they are on the school premises and when they are engaged in authorised activities elsewhere
• Write and review Risk Assessments for Music Lessons

Staff Meetings

• Participating in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum for the school or the administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements; which may be held outside the normal school day


• Participating in administrative and organisational tasks related to such duties as are described above, including the management or supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the school and the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials ( in close liaison with subject coordinators)
• Administering your class effectively to ensure that all its members and their parents are kept fully informed of school routines and special events
• Attending assemblies, registering the attendance of pupils and supervising pupils, whether these duties are to be performed before, during or after school session

Professional Duties – Subject Coordinator Music

• Be responsible to the Head Teacher for the successful teaching of Music throughout the school, accompanying the children on the piano and teaching violin to Year Two
• To run one after school cross-curricular club per week for music and to run after school Orchestra rehearsals and lunchtime choir practices
• Take the lead in policy development, the setting of the syllabus and the production of schemes of work designed to ensure progression and continuity throughout the school.
• Be responsible for the allocation and purchase of resources
• Keep informed of current curricular and syllabus changes by undertaking appropriate training and reading widely
• Take charge of school activities particular to Music including, but not limited to, Harvest Festival, Christmas Carol Service, KS2 Summer Production, Pupil Concerts in the Autumn.
• Liaise and manage any peripatetic or part time staff in order that the school and its pupils may use this teaching to maximum benefit and to monitor the progress of individual pupils, including ABRSM exam success.
• To undertake other such specific duties which may from time to time be reasonably assigned by the Head Teacher or member of the Senior Leadership Team. Where such duties amount to more than a temporary adjustment to the main responsibilities of this job description it should be amended accordingly. It will in any case be subject to periodic amendment, after due consultation.

Person Specification

• To be able to teach violin to Year 2
• To maintain the ethos of the school as set by the Headteacher and Governing Body
• Good communication skills
• Team player
• To demonstrate a willingness to undertake appropriate training in line with the
• school’s needs

To apply, email your CV and cover letter at