Teacher of Music, part time (0.8 FTE) to cover maternity leave
Monmouth Comprehensive School is seeking to appoint an inspiring and innovative Music teacher to its dynamic and collaborative team. We are looking for a subject expert who is able to inspire the students that they teach, and who is determined to enable all to make exceptional progress.
A positive attitude and commitment to continuous improvement are vital. The successful candidate will have high expectations of every child in their classroom, and will also build authentic relationships with their students. They will lead a culture of learning that is both aspirational and inclusive.
The successful candidate will be able to teach key stage 3 Music and the ability to teach GCSE and/or A Level Music is desirable. The ability to offer other Expressive Arts subjects is also desirable but not essential to the role.
At MCS we offer a range of extra-curricular activities and the ability to support this programme is desirable.
We are an over-subscribed comprehensive secondary school of around 1,700 students and 160 staff. We are located in the centre of Monmouth, and we serve the local community as well as other nearby areas in both Wales and England. We have the benefit of a magnificent new school building that was recently completed under the 21st Century Schools programme. It is a wonderful modern facility that has education at its heart.
The school has 8 main feeder primary schools, and over 30 other primary schools. We are absolutely determined to provide an exceptional standard of education for every child that comes to our school, so that they have the opportunity to lead happy and successful lives. In order for that to happen, our students need to do two simple things - work hard and be kind. We are a welcoming and caring school that also has exceedingly high expectations of every single one of our students. We take great pride in enabling them to grow and to flourish.
The school is fully comprehensive and provides for a wide range of learning needs. Currently 14% of the school population is on the Register for Additional Learning Needs. The range of need is from specific through to moderate as well severe learning difficulties. 8.6 % of the school population are being supported by the government’s Pupil Deprivation Grant. The rolling average for FSM is 8.6%. which has remained steady over the last few years. The school has very few students who have English as an additional language.
We welcome applications from candidates whose personal qualities and values reflect those in the person specification, and whose experiences also place them in a strong position to deliver the challenges set out in the job description.
Closing Date: Friday 08 July (12.00 noon)
Interview Date: Tuesday 12 July
Please note that we are not able to accept CVs.
Applications may be submitted in Welsh and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
Appointment to this post is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check.
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Monmouthshire County Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Monmouthshire County Council operates a Smoke Free Workplace policy.
Monmouth Comprehensive School 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.