KING SOLOMON ACADEMY United Kingdom
We are looking for an inspiring teacher who is passionate about inclusive, joyful and high quality music-making. Music is at the heart of our school community. Students have four hours of music at week at Key Stage 3 and two hours a week at Key Stage 2. We believe every child is a musician, but only engaging teachers with a growth mindset can help them develop to their full potential. Our goal is for all of our pupils to become expressive, confident and technically accomplished singers, African drummers, string players, composers and keyboard players, irrespective of their starting point. We want a teacher who values these different musical voices. Alongside teaching a rich and varied music curriculum, you will also contribute to the school's ground-breaking and transformational KS2 & KS3 strings programme where all pupils learn a string instrument from the age of 8. Our strings programme replaces a traditional peripatetic model with an inclusive one and helps students to develop, not only a new musical voice, but also a practice ethic and the skills to become lifelong learners. Our vibrant whole year-group string rehearsals are the highlight of the week and our students have toured Austria, Spain and Bulgaria as part of our annual Upper School Orchestra Tour. King Solomon Academy is achieving remarkable things. In our first four years of GCSE results we have regularly achieved nationally ground-breaking outcomes, including being the top 1% for pupil progress every year, and in three of the last four years we have been in the top 10 schools in the country. KSA is rare in that it is a genuine all-through school. Our pupils join at 3 years old and stay with us until they are 18. By joining KSA you play a part in showing what is possible when children's education is seen as a long term commitment. Professionally, it also provides teachers and leaders with a unique opportunity to have impact across all phases of learning. To apply, follow the link by 11am on Friday 1st March 2019. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Shaheen Riaz, at .