Visiting Music Teacher â Violin â (Senior & Junior School) Maternity cover

Holiday: You will also receive payment for your holiday entitlement in accordance with your statutory entitlement for each hour worked which is payable £5.05 per hourReporting to: Director of MusicType of position: Maternity cover, part time, term time only. Casual fixed term contract (no guaranteed hours)Highgate School supports anonymous recruitment. This means we hide your personal, identifying information to remove bias from the hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates who experience barriers and inequity due to their ethnicity, gender identity, physical or mental health, sexuality, and/or socio-economic background. Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers, overseas police check if necessary and the Disclosure and Barring Service.Please note that this role is â exemptâ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore, you are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not â protectedâ (i.e. filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview.THE SCHOOLA culture of community, kindness and belonging Highgate is a different kind of independent school. We are a school whose charitable ethos is an inextricable part of both staff and pupil DNA. Highgate doesnâ t exist in a bubble, but is connected to, and part of, a community. We have partnerships with over 60 state schools across 7 London boroughs, and, in 2017, Highgate co-founded the free sixth form school, The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET), with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club as principal business sponsor.From the Pre-Prep right up to the Sixth Form, we are actively seeking to embed a real sense of belonging at Highgate. Everyone who works and studies with us deserves to feel they are part of an environment that:welcomes themenables them to be themselvesunderstands themencourages questioning, self-knowledge, and self-expressionhelps them not just to manage, but to thrive, to discover and pursue their passions, and to develop as individuals and members of a community.To do this, we are evaluating diversity in our professional, curricular and co-curricular life, exploring how to attract pupils and staff from all backgrounds to work and learn at Highgate and providing opportunities to share our own experiences as well as learning from alternative perspectives. Our work on inclusion at Highgate involves pupils, staff, alumni, parents and carers.Award-winning successFounded over 450 years ago in 1565 by Sir Roger Cholmeley, Highgate is one of the UKâ s leading co-educational independent schools for pupils aged 4-18. There are currently in the region of 1,850 pupils split across our Pre-Preparatory School, Junior School and Senior School sites, in conjunction with approximately 600 teaching and support staff. We are proud to be able to claim some of the top academic results across the UK, as well as titles of Independent School of the Year 2019 and Independent School of the Year for Social Mobility 2019. Highgate has recently been named the Sunday Times London Independent School of the Decade by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide. â Ranking in the top 25 independent schools in the UK for its results in the examination hall, Highgate achieves well for its children. But it also makes a difference for many more children beyond its own gates.â Alistair McCall, The Sunday Times.Staff wellbeingHighgate recognises the value of staff wellbeing which we promote by encouraging a strong work-life balance, trying our best to support flexible working requests, providing a nutritious food offering and offering access to sporting facilities including our recently renovated swimming pool. Our ethos is to be a reflective community and we encourage mindfulness throughout our school, for example by offering weekly prayers in our chapel. We also encourage an open culture throughout our school, with our directors having an open-door policy and making use of regular staff surveys.We also encourage our employees to be continuously engaged in their role by providing opportunities to participate in the wider life of our school, such as taking part in trips or societies and getting involved in partnership projects.Charitable work and sustainabilityWe remain committed to our original status as an educational charity. Highgate offers a significant number of bursaries to pupils who would otherwise be unable to access our excellent teaching and enriching activities. We are also the principal educational sponsor of the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, which was opened to provide an academically-selective, well-governed free sixth form in a community where such opportunities are lacking.Alongside this, our staff and pupils undertake a number of charitable activities throughout the year. These range from staff giving up their time to neighbourhood schools and charitable organisations, to pupils undertaking community work in the local area or further afield. For example, we also sponsor the Great Lakes High School in Uganda.Highgate endeavours to be a sustainable school and we support a number of environmentally-friendly local and national initiatives on a daily basis. For example, our staff have embraced our initiative of no longer having single-use cups and, by providing everyone with a re-usable cup, our usage of plastics cups has fallen by 1,000 per week! We also encourage and have been recognised for a number of green transport initiatives.Music at HighgateHighgate has a long and distinguished musical tradition: former pupils include John Rutter CBE, Sir John Tavener, Howard Shelley OBE, Jan Latham-Koenig and Daniel Hope. Individual music lessons are given in all the usual instruments and singing. Over 55% of the Schoolâ s pupils have music lessons, either inside or outside the School and approximately 45% have lessons in school. Over 800 lessons are given per week across both the Junior and Senior School. Singing is at the heart of Junior School life, with five choirs, annual musical theatre productions involving every child in each year group, and regular class singing in music and other academic lessons, in addition to those pupils undertaking individual singing lessons.HeadStart Programme - Junior Strings Project In September 2012 we launched a new and exciting strings scheme, the Junior Strings Project (JSP) for year 3 pupils. Almost 10 years later, we extended this project to woodwind and brass and launched the HeadStart scheme, in which the JSP falls under. The programme is open to all Y3 pupils introducing the widest possible selection of orchestral instruments appropriate to 6/7 year olds. Hour-long sessions operate after-school each week on a Wednesday from 3.45-4.45pm, covering general musicianship, tuition on the instrument of their choice in small groups and ensemble work. Children will learn primarily in the individual instrumental family groups building up to forming a complete Y3 orchestra by the end of the project, that incorporates strings, woodwind and brass.  THE ROLEHighgate seeks to appoint an experienced music teacher (specialising in violin) toâ ¯teach individual lessons in both the Senior and Junior School from February 2022, with the potential to provide group tuition cover, as required, on the Junior Strings Project under the HeadStart programme. The role requires the music teacher to provide pupils with a rounded musical education through the medium of the teacherâ s instrument and its range of repertoire.  The Junior Strings Project follows the award-winning approach to string teaching developed by the world-famous string teacher Sheila Nelson that develops musicianship alongside instrumental skills. The Essential String Method is our guiding tutor, integrating musical awareness, creativity and technical development from the outset. The lessons are fun and simultaneously develop the pupil's technical and musical abilities.The Director of Music and Head of Strings reserve the right to allocate the teaching in the schools between more than one candidate. This decision will be made upon reflection of each candidateâ s skills and experience at interview.APPLICATION PROCEDUREApplications should be made via Highgateâ s website https://www.highgateschool.org.uk/work-with-us/For any queries please contact Alice Taylor, HR & Recruitment Officer, Highgate School, North Road, London N6 4AY. Recruitment@Highgateschool.org.ukClosing date: Sunday 7 November. First interview will take place online. Second interviews will take place on w/c 29 November 2021.

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