Cardiff Steiner School are looking for a part-time Music Teacher to join the pioneering and passionate team in our Kindergarten to Class 12 (age 3-18) School.
Full time salary £25,755 – 51.85% Pro Rata post – actual salary £13,354 (plus annual increase due Sep 2021)
Hours 14 lessons per week over 3 days (10 Class Music lessons, 2 Choir lessons, 2 Ensemble lessons) plus planning, prep, meeting and professional development time. We have an approx. 36 week teaching year.
About the role
The Music Teacher coordinates the Music programme for our students aged 6 to 18, including class singing and instrumental music instruction in pentatonic flute from age 6, and recorders from age 8. Musical notation and music theory is introduced from age 8/9. From age 8 children sing in choral groups and participate in instrumental ensembles. As they progress students work towards performing instrumental and choral compositions in performances, assemblies, plays and community events, throughout the year. We have several peripatetic instrumental teachers who visit the School and contribute to a vibrant, musical culture.
The post benefits from a tiered Staff Fees Discount Scheme with up to 85% off school fees for children of staff members, depending on family income (pro-rata for part-time posts).
You’ll be a committed, creative and resourceful individual with a joy and enthusiasm for working with children and young people, and the ability to relate to and inspire them. You’ll have a high level of musical knowledge and understanding.
You’ll have proven experience of teaching music to children and young people, an interest in Steiner-Waldorf education, and be able to deliver a developmentally appropriate Music programme that accords with the principles and methods of the Steiner Waldorf curriculum.
We have an experienced team of qualified Steiner Teachers who can support you with this, as well as a supportive professional development programme of peer mentoring and external training and development opportunities.
Cardiff Steiner School is an independent Steiner Waldorf school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. We offer an inspiring and creative education based on the needs of the whole child – academic, physical, emotional and spiritual. Our distinctive, international curriculum integrates arts and academics into a rich, balanced education that ignites a lifelong passion for learning.
Set in Wales’ capital city, the School offers a full Kindergarten to Class 12 (age 3-18) Steiner Waldorf education. You’ll join us on an exciting stage of our journey. Founded in 1997, we opened our first classes in 2012, built upon the firm foundations of 15 years as a successful Kindergarten. From strong roots we’ve quickly grown, and expanded to Upper School in September 2017 offering the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) 2020-21 sees our very first Class 12 graduating with the Certificate.
The Certificate is the first international, secondary school qualification to be fully based on the Steiner curriculum. It is a valid, alternative secondary school qualification that allows students to progress to further/higher education free from the restrictions of GCSE and A level curricula and examinations. The NZCSE is the most widely offered qualification in UK Steiner Schools that offer a full K-Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education.
We are a pioneering bunch with an irrepressible spirit who enjoy rising to the challenges and celebrating the joys that a young School brings. Our internationally diverse teaching team includes subject teachers in Bothmer, Music, Handwork, Woodwork, Hard Craft, Spanish, Games, as well as a team of specialist Upper School Teachers.
Cardiff Steiner School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, we expect all applicants to uphold this. All candidates must have suitability to work with children, and post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.
Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, is situated on the beautiful coastline of South Wales, and within easy reach of most places in the UK (we’re just two hours from London by rail or road). Residents enjoy all the benefits of a cosmopolitan capital city (prominent universities, a large teaching hospital, a world-class opera company and thriving arts community) combined with a small-town friendliness, and a cost of living significantly lower than other parts of the UK -and we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside, coastline and beaches in the UK. Read more about Cardiff in our Welcome to Cardiff Guide.
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How to apply
Please feel very welcome to contact us to discuss the post on 029 2056 7986 (term time) or email firstname.lastname@example.org (anytime)
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