Teacher of Music for Giggleswick Junior and Pre-school Job Vacancy in Giggleswick Junior School Settle – Updated today

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Giggleswick Junior School
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As part of Giggleswick School’s Music Department, this role is specifically focussed on providing teaching and support to the Junior School and Mill House Pre-School, but may involve supporting the Senior School where required.

Teaching Duties
Oversight of the delivery of the academic music curriculum.
Produce Medium- and short-term planning – The medium-term planning is to be completed half termly, the aims are to be taken from the National Curriculum / School Subject Policy documents. The short-term planning will give more detailed lesson plans based upon the medium-term planning and include appropriate differentiation.
To deliver two Music lessons to Pre-school pupils each week.
To teach an academic lesson (approximately 5 hours per week), and an additional lesson (approximately 5 hours per week) focusing on developing skills on different instruments per year group, to all Junior School classes.
We are able to run a full timetable of the curriculum via Giggleswick Virtual School for all Senior and Junior School pupils, when required. This requires creative and engaging teaching, along with the necessary proficient digital skills, to smoothly deliver online lessons.
All members of staff are expected to attend regular staff meetings, parent-teacher conferences and attend INSET, including at the start of each term.
The provision of an appropriate and stimulating learning area, including effective classroom organisation, which provides for efficient use and storage of necessary resources so they can, as far as possible, be used and maintained by the children
Monitoring the children’s work so that learning experiences and children’s progress can be effectively monitored to ensure progression. Write reports on each child across the year (including two full a year), and reports for transfer to other schools if required.
Be appropriate to the children’s individual physical, intellectual, creative, emotional and social needs, ensuring it closely matches the stages of development and abilities of the children; by providing suitably differentiated activities for each child, including those with specific learning difficulties and ‘more able’ pupils.
Work alongside Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 colleagues to plan a balanced curriculum, and supporting the school’s curriculum map, that develops skills and knowledge.
The promotion of the highest possible standards of behaviour, commitment and achievement by the children
Musical leadership
Directing ensembles (orchestra, KS1 and KS2 choirs) and supporting and developing the work of other ensemble groups
Develop a new Music Programme that encourages the learning of a musical instrument across all ages, and incorporates digital learning.
Nurturing ‘more able’ musicians, and develop a culture of musicianship for all pupils.
Liaising closely with the Drama teacher (leading music rehearsals) and Theatre Manager to provide leadership regarding school productions.
Devising the programme of public and informal, internal and external performances, such as concerts/festivals, as well as performances out of school (e.g. competitions/events), linking with the school’s Marketing department (equated to 3 hours per week across the year, but with the expectation that at points in the year when events are taking place, additional hours on top of teaching timetable will be required).
Planning & co-ordinating all musical co-curricular activities to involve as many pupils as possible.
Work alongside the Director of Music, and the Music Department to support transition, as well as the delivery of the academic and co-curriculum.
Promoting the value of music to all pupils by having clear expectations of what is required from all, enabling enjoyment through a commitment to practice and performance, whether as part of an ensemble or as an individual. As part of weekly duties, supervise pupils during practice sessions.
Be the first point of contact for parents with regards to individual instrumental lessons and liaise with Visiting Music Teachers, Music Administrator and Director of Music.
Support the scholarship process for internal candidates applying for Year 7.
This Independent Boarding and Day School is set in beautiful grounds in the centre of Giggleswick village and within short walking distance of Settle. Staff are able to benefit from free School dinners, free parking and use the School facilities, including the gym and swimming pool.

For a Job Description and Application Form, please visit the Vacancies page on the Giggleswick School website: https://www.giggleswick.org.uk/contact-us/employment-opportunities

Applicants must complete a School Application Form (no CV’s are permitted).

The closing date for applications is; 12pm Friday 11 March 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Tuesday 15 March 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, subject to receiving suitable applications. We therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.
Equal Opportunities Employer

Giggleswick School is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate, or to receive less favourable treatment, on grounds of age, disability, race, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, skills, experience, and abilities. Applicants or employees with questions or concerns relating to discrimination for any of the reasons listed above should contact Rachel Atack, Human Resources Manager, reatack@giggleswick.org.uk

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Giggleswick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with the School’s Child Protection Policy and Staff Code of Conduct at all times. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and The Disclosure and Barring Service.
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