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Vacancies

Vacancy for a Head of Music

Available from January 2022 or earlier.

Brief person specification:

You will be a committed, enthusiastic and skilled musician and teacher able to motivate and inspire pupils, and to communicate with conviction and sensitivity. You should be receptive to new ideas and to be able to work as part of a professional team of teachers dedicated to offering high quality music education. You will have recent experience of one or more of the following:

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  • Teaching specific instrument and/or or vocal skills to individuals or groups
  • Delivering music lessons across a range of ages and abilities.
  • Recognised music teaching qualification
  • Qualified Teaching Status
  • Music diploma or other evidence of achievement within your field

You will have Excellent subject knowledge, including a range of musical cultures, the ability to create a positive learning environment, to develop effective relationships within the school and with other schools as well as the ability to communicate effectively with children from a range of backgrounds and work as part of a team.

For an application form and further information please contact Alison Scobbie ascobbie@polwhelehouse.co.uk

Polwhele House recognises and is committed to ensuring applicants and employees from all sections of the community are treated equally regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 Candidates should be aware that all posts in the school involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding children, although the extent of that responsibility will vary according to the nature of the post. At Polwhele House School we believe that the welfare of the children in our care is paramount and we are committed to the protection of them. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from any form of abuse.

 Where appropriate the successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau at the appropriate level for the post.

Vacancy for a teacher of English and Performing Arts

Available from February 2022 or earlier.  This is a fixed term contract to cover maternity until the end of Summer term with potential for extension.

English teacher responsibilities:

You will be a committed, enthusiastic, experienced English teacher, familiar with the curriculum (which includes National Curriculum, Common Entrance and Common Academic Scholarship syllabuses), and with a view to promoting the development of the abilities and aptitudes of the pupils in any class or group assigned.

You will be used to using teaching methods, resources and approaches which sustain progress and interest, matching these to the pupils being taught, so that pace, challenge and motivation are maintained. With the ability to teach, according to the educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils in school and elsewhere and setting high expectations for all pupils notwithstanding individual differences including gender or cultural backgrounds.

Performing Arts responsibilities:

You will be passionate about the performing arts and have experience in and be able to follow the Performing Arts Scholarship curriculum and programmes of study for Musical Theatre, delivering lessons to pupils from Year 3 to Year 8 and drama and/or musical theatre sessions to performing arts scholars (PAS).

  • Work with music, dance and drama teachers to prepare termly performance evenings and end of year performances.
  • Liaise as necessary with the parents of PAS to ensure their attendance at lessons, clubs, rehearsals and performances.
  • Liaise with Jason Thomas Dance about termly performances and arrangements for PAS dance sessions, agreeing arrangements with the Head.
  • Take a lead in presenting performances when they cannot happen ‘live’
  • Plan and deliver musical theatre clubs and drama clubs
  • Co-ordinate two ‘Showcases’ throughout the year which should include all elements of the scholarship for the PAS parents.
  • Co-ordinate staff involvement in performances and ensure performances are polished and prepared.

You will have excellent subject knowledge, the ability to create a positive learning environment, to develop effective relationships within the school and with other schools as well as the ability to communicate effectively with children from a range of backgrounds and work as part of a team.

For an application form and further information please contact the School Business Manager bursar@polwhelehouse.co.uk

Applications accepted up until: 5 pm Saturday 20 November

Interviews: Week commencing 29 November 2021

Polwhele House recognises and is committed to ensuring applicants and employees from all sections of the community are treated equally regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Candidates should be aware that all posts in the school involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding children, although the extent of that responsibility will vary according to the nature of the post. At Polwhele House School we believe that the welfare of the children in our care is paramount and we are committed to the protection of them. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from any form of abuse.

 Where appropriate the successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau at the appropriate level for the post.

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