Music Teacher – Archbishop Sumner CE Primary

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Music Teacher sought for Primary school in Kennington

We are also recruiting for a brass teacher to run our fabulous brass band – three afternoons and one after school session per week; if you are a brass player, you may want to apply for both posts…

Salary: Inner London Main Pay Scale
Position type: Full-time or part-time
To start: As soon as possible

For further details: Please contact Hazel Thompson, School Business Manager, by telephone on 020 7735 2781 or by email

To apply: All applications must use the forms supplied below and be submitted, along with a covering letter, using the ‘Apply for Job’ button below – please do not submit CVs, as these cannot be accepted

Applications close: 3pm, Thursday 10th September 2020
Shortlisting: To be confirmed
Interviews: To be confirmed

Archbishop Sumner Primary School (ABS) is an outstanding two-form entry primary school in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth.

Our children are lively, enthusiastic and come from truly diverse backgrounds, speaking many languages.

We are a Church of England school and pride ourselves on our Christian ethos and strong links with St Anselm’s church in North Lambeth Parish.

We are a hugely creative school, with specialised music, art and dance teachers and take part in many outside school events.

OFSTED 2014/2015: “At the heart of the school’s values is the firm belief that everyone must have an equal opportunity to succeed. The achievements of all pupils are outstanding, including those who are disadvantaged.”

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced music teacher to join our dedicated arts team where every child is encouraged to achieve his or her full potential in a dynamic and creative environment. The school has a dedicated music room with excellent resources, including keyboards, recorders, djembes, xylophones, ukuleles and assorted percussion.

We are looking for a music teacher to deliver the music curriculum to all KS2 classes over two days – there are seven classes (only one class in Year 6). You would also co-ordinate instrumental tutors and performances in school and in the community and arrange relevant trips.

If you are:

  • a qualified music teacher, with excellent musical skills and knowledge, experienced in delivering the music curriculum and able to accompany assembly singing, preferably on piano
  • passionate and motivated
  • a team player with the ability to inspire, motivate and develop children and colleagues
  • someone who can hold high aspirations and expectations on students in both behaviour and achievement, and encourage each child to be positive and self-motivated, taking responsibility for their own actions
  • a good communicator, able to work effectively as part of a team, with excellent admin skills: eg, timetables, posters, letters to parents
  • supportive of the Christian ethos of our school

we can offer you:

  • a leadership team that is committed to staff development and pupil outcomes
  • pupils who are lively, highly motivated and from diverse backgrounds, who are keen to learn
  • an inclusive school with high standards of attainment and behaviour
  • a creative and engaging curriculum with access to many high profile projects and a wide range of extra activities
  • a supportive community of staff, parents, governors and the local parish
  • planning and working as part of a strong and established team
  • easy access to the West End and City amenities

Our school is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity and the safeguarding of children.

Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service – further information about the disclosure can be found at and in the recruitment pack.

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