Immediate or SEPTEMBER 2020 start- please note that this role is not suitable for an NQT.
F/T role £25,000 to £35,000 p/a dependant on experience.
SupaJam - where staff are forward thinking, caring and encouraging whilst providing a structured, supportive and non-judgemental environment, allowing all our young people to thrive and achieve to their full potential.
Are you a passionate teacher looking to make a difference to vulnerable young people’s lives? Do you love music and understand the music industry?
If the answer is yes, an exciting opportunity exists to join the teaching staff at SupaJam, one of the country’s leading learning providers. Starting in September 2020, we are looking for inspiring educators to support our next generation of learners.
Who is SupaJam:
SupaJam is an award winning, Ofsted rated Good Post 16 Specialist Provider. Working with vulnerable and disadvantaged 16-25 year olds, SupaJam uses the power of contemporary music to reignite the desire to learn and achieve in these students.
SupaJam has two bases, one in Swanley, South London, specialising in live performance and recording, and one in Canterbury specialising in broadcast radio and music media.
Currently we support over 100 students across both bases, the majority of whom have EHC plans and a variety of SEN needs or who have previously disengaged from mainstream education. Our students are united by their passion for music, and with our support, engage in the UAL and RSL Music Practitioners syllabus at levels 1 - 3, as well as English and Maths and additional programmes that cover SMSC, British Values, Practical Musicianship and work experience.
At SupaJam, we pride ourselves on the opportunities that we are able to give every student, from meeting and workshopping with professional music industry specialists to working alongside the multi award winning Black Deer music festival, giving opportunities to students to work as a part of, perform in and attend one of the country’s best music festivals.
Supported by the senior leadership team and managers, our teachers work hand in hand with their dedicated teaching assistants, as well as the pastoral and safeguarding teams, to allow every student to achieve at their own pace. Last year 88% of our leaver students gained a place at University!
Being a teacher at SupaJam is unlike any other teaching job in education. Our young people have all struggled in life, often through no fault of their own, and battled with often undiagnosed special educational needs. To be part of a company that challenges the status quo, goes the extra mile for all of our young people whilst immersed in the music industry is often challenging, but always rewarding.
What we are looking for:
Qualifications and Skills:
An ability to uphold the SupaJam ethos at all times.
A teaching qualification.
English GCSE Grade C or equivalent.
Have demonstrable experience of working with students with SEN.
Have a strong desire to help disadvantaged young people with complex social and emotional needs to achieve and succeed.
Have a proven background in developing teaching and learning, and demonstrate the ability to meet a robust quality assurance process.
Be creative, enthusiastic and resourceful and have the ability to engage with young people on their level.
An interest in music and the music industry.
Trained in teaching students with ASD.
Previous experience of teaching the RSL Music Practitioner diploma at Levels 1, 2 and 3, or a similar qualification.
Experience of working with 16-25 year olds.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Effective lesson planning, delivery and marking of students’ work, ensuring high standards of teaching and continuity.
Effective recording of student progress and achieving all academic deadlines.
Implementing SEN teaching best practices to support our learners.
Engaging with students who are falling behind and instigating support to make progress, arranging intervention programs where necessary.
Communicating positive behaviour and achievement with parents / guardians or carers.
Working closely with the management team on developing and expanding our unique curriculum.
What SupaJam can offer you:
A friendly, supportive and rewarding work environment.
One full PPA day a week, often working from home.
Access to the staff pension scheme.
Frequent staff social events.
Working with a senior leadership team that is passionate about training and CPD opportunities for its staff.
A chance for you to use your musical or life skills to enrich the lives of vulnerable young people.
A chance to work backstage at the Black Deer festival with our students - every staff member can also attend the festival for free and will receive one additional guest pass.
Opportunities to work at other major festivals, including Glastonbury.
Opportunities to meet and interact with some of the leading professionals of the music industry.
SupaJam Education in Music and Media is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.