Teacher of Music

The Chalk Hills Academy - Part of the Shared Learning Trust

  • MPS/UPS dependent on experience
  • Luton / South East
  • Permanent
  • Full Time, Part Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Teacher of Music

We have a wonderful opportunity for a Teacher of Music to join our team.  We are happy to appoint a newly qualified teacher or a more experienced colleague, wishing to work with us.  We have fully equipped music rooms and everything you need to bring your classes to life.  The Chalk Hills Academy are proud of the unrivalled education experience offered.  You will certainly benefit from forward-thinking and supportive leadership, an encouraging and enthusiastic staff body and enterprising students.  Our academy has state of the art facilities, fit for all your teaching needs.  Our facilities include a brand new gym with new equipment from April 2019 which is available for staff to use after school hours and a new sixth form block.

We are looking for a motivated teacher who can inspire young minds and break down learning barriers to ensure pupils excel in your subject area.

It’s incredibly important to us here at The Chalk Hills Academy that all our teachers feel valued, listened to, mentored, challenged and given adequate opportunities to develop. As a Teaching Trust, we offer exceptional teacher training and high-quality professional development programmes catered to your needs. Consequently, we have many success stories of teachers that have joined us and been given excellent CPD and training that has allowed them to climb the career ladder.

If you want to grow and develop in a fast paced, dynamic and successful Academy, come and join us at The Chalk Hills Academy!


What does our Expressive Arts Faculty offer?

·       We have a large team which includes staff members in the fields of Visual Art, Dance, Drama, and Music.

·       Recent success; Our students will be studying both GCSE Music and the new BTEC Tech Award in Music Practice during the 2022-23 school year. We will also be advising students in music centered projects in the WJEC Extended Project Qualification as we continue our growth into the Sixth Form.

·       Opportunity for extra responsibilities in the team; Candidates are asked to sponsor music clubs that reflect the passions of the practitioner and students after the school day.

·       Opportunity for promotion; Excellent CPD allows our practitioners to expand their curriculum knowledge to allow us to offer a cutting-edge, student-centered music curriculum.

·       Grades / Levels achieved in department; We have recently rewritten the scope and sequence of the KS3 music curriculum to be congruent with the UK Model Music Curriculum. Students learn performance, composition, and appraising skills as well as introduction to music technology.


The Successful Candidate will

·       We are looking for an outgoing, coachable team member to join a very passionate Expressive Arts department to teach Music at Key Stage 3 and 4.

·       Candidates that are passionate practitioners with successful experience in urban education are sought.

·       Candidates that are fluent in music technology software packages and with hardware. Additionally, piano keyboarding skills are also ideal.

·       Passionate educators that are reflective team players that take initiative. Active performers that can model musicianship in the classroom.



Job specifics

Start date          September 2024  

Salary                MPS/UPS dependent on experience

Job Role           Permanent, Full time/Part time



The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.


The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.

Perkbox and Perkbox Medical

NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College

Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs

Reduced gym membership rates and free on-site gym

Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers

On-site Indian head or shoulder massage

Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon

Free eye test vouchers

Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor

Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters

Free onsite car parking at all academies

Cycle to work scheme

Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment

Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme




We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of ‘children’ includes everyone under the age of 18.

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