Contract Type: Full Time
Job Start Date: 2021-09-01
Salary: Main Pay Range
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Salisbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hants, SP6 1EZ
Ofsted Ranking: Requires Improvement 3


Teacher of Music

Required for 1 September 2021

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Music teacher, who is able to teach Music across all key stages, to join our thriving Music Department.  This post would suit a highly motivated newly qualified teacher, or experienced practitioner, with a range of musical talents and tastes, who can stimulate young musicians. As a department, the Music team are dedicated to the development of inspirational lessons and are always searching for new and innovative ways to motivate students to achieve their full potential. We would welcome a candidate who is keen to share new ideas, approaches and resources and has the drive and determination to further the progress of all students.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic teacher of Music to join a dedicated and highly successful department in a thriving school which was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 with the Sixth Form graded as ‘outstanding’. As a school we are committed to comprehensive education and ‘Learning for Life’ is at the heart of all we do.

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About The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre

`The Burgate School & Sixth Form has never been more popular and the number of students on roll recently exceeded one thousand for the first time in the school’s history.

Located on the northern outskirts of Fordingbridge, the school has a very attractive site with extensive, well-kept grounds. All our accommodation is in permanent buildings and each area is equipped to a very high standard. The school enjoys an excellent reputation in the local community and approximately forty-five percent of our students live in the neighbouring counties of Wiltshire and Dorset and attend the school by parental choice.

There have been a number of significant developments since I became Headteacher of the school in January 2011. These include our conversion to Academy Status, the review and development of teaching and learning and further improvements to the school buildings and grounds. In January 2013, Ofsted recognised the school as 'good' overall, with 'outstanding' behaviour. The GCSE results for 2013 set a new school record by a considerable margin, with 79% of students gaining five or more full GCSE grades at A*- C including English and Mathematics. This places The Burgate as the best performing comprehensive school in the local area and one of the best in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. .

Whilst academic results are very important, I believe that the true measure of success is not just the final grade achieved but the level of effort and commitment involved in its achievement. To be successful, students need to help themselves and to be supported by others. I expect all our students to work hard and embrace and build on what they are taught. I also expect them to behave in an appropriate manner and allow others to learn. In the partnership that exists between the home and school, we will provide the necessary resources in the form of high quality teaching and exciting materials, but we will only succeed if the students have the opportunity for independent study and receive the encouragement and support for learning they need at home.