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Posted: Thursday, August 4th 2022

Music Graduate Teaching Assistant (Full or Part-Time)

Mount House School

Music Graduate Teaching Assistant (Full or Part-Time) (Fixed term contract for one academic year – starting in September 2022) The Role Mount House School is looking to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant to work in the Music department, for a fixed period of 12 months during term time from 1st September 2022 to 31st August 2023 (the contract includes paid holiday). The successful candidate would ideally have a broad range of musical experience and a particular passion for singing. The post offers an opportunity to gain extensive and worthwhile working experience in a small independent school. The post will be particularly attractive to a graduate thinking of a career in education. The position will offer a comprehensive experience developing skills in a supportive and collegiate environment. The opportunity would provide an excellent introduction to a PGCE course. The role will enable the appointed candidate to take part in all aspects of school life and in particular the co-curricular programme. The work will be varied, and that variety would, to some extent, be determined by the personality, enthusiasm and skills of the individual appointed. Accountability The Graduate Teaching Assistant’s day-to-day line manager will be their Head of Faculty, overseen by the Senior Deputy Head. Key Responsibilities The responsibilities of the post holder may vary depending on the demands of the role but may include the following areas: • Playing a full part in developing and delivering the co-curricular music programme; • Observation and team teaching within music; • Developing and sharing new teaching and learning resources; • Assisting with the organisation of concerts; • Assisting with the administration of and participation on school trips (day trips and residential); • Attending and contributing to faculty meetings; • Supporting, assessing and recording students' progress in accordance with faculty and school policies, including those with specific learning needs; • Taking part in the pastoral life of the school as an assistant form tutor. Person Specification and Qualifications • An Honours Degree in any discipline; • Extensive knowledge of and interest in music; • A genuine passion for working with and teaching young people; • Demonstrates high standards of behaviour and is able to model the School values; • Proven communication and interpersonal skills; • Attention to detail and ability to work independently and use initiative; • High order administrative skills, effectively manages commitments and deadlines; • ICT competence and willingness to learn and use new technologies; • Works collaboratively and supportively with colleagues; • Respects and values the different experiences, ideas and backgrounds others can bring to work and to teams; • The emotional resilience to cope with and learn from challenging situations; The salary for this role will be £21,000 per annum. Working hours will be 8.15 am to 5.15 pm Monday-Friday during term time (34.5 weeks), as well as staff inset on Wednesday 31st August, Thursday 1st September, Friday 2nd September and Tuesday 3rd January. Additionally, staff work on 3 Saturday mornings: Saturday 24th September (Open Day), Saturday 7th January (Entrance Assessment Day) and Saturday 24th June (Open Day). Further details about the role and how to apply can be found at: https://www.mounthouse.org.uk/vacancies/ Please e-mail application forms with a supporting statement to [email protected] The closing date for applications is 09.00 am on Friday 19th August 2022. Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted and we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date. Mount House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and a medical.

Job type: Other

Location: None

Closing date: Aug. 19, 2022

How to apply: Please e-mail application forms with a supporting statement to: [email protected]

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