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Instructor – Expressive Arts (Music)

20 Nov 2020   |   Springwell Learning Community   |   FTE SALARY £28,672 TO £31,346 (ACTUAL SALARY £24,398 TO £26,674)
Region Barnsley
Closing Date 2nd December 2020
Interview Date TBC


Instructor – Expressive Arts (Music)  

SCALE 7 (SCP24 – 27)– 37 HOURS (Term Time + 5 INSET days)  

FTE SALARY £28,672 TO £31,346 (ACTUAL SALARY £24,398 TO £26,674)

Exciting opportunities are available for people looking for a career in education or in a fresh challenge in an  inspiring learning environment at Springwell Learning Community, where we provide children and young  people with ‘second chance’ learning. It couldn’t be a more exciting time to join the Barnsley and Kirklees  Special Provision Partnership. We’re a new, bold partnership, formed through the collaboration of Springwell  Learning Community, Greenacre School and Joseph Norton Academy. Through our collaboration we are  able to provide unique opportunities for our children, our staff and the communities we serve. This post will  suit candidates who have the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a  range of social, emotional, mental health and special educational needs.

As Instructor in Music the successful candidate would work together with the Instructor for Art to create a  combined Expressive Arts offer for our students. You will take the lead role in the coordination,  development and delivery of all aspects of teaching music. You will be required to teach across all age  ranges and support our key stage 4 students in achieving a range of appropriate qualifications. You will  introduce pupils to a range of activities that encourage pupils to use creativity and imagination to perform  and present their work in a variety of contexts. You will have the autonomy and flexibility to research and  deliver qualifications to the students to best suit their needs. We have a well-resourced music room and  there may be an opportunity to further invest in the subject over the next few years. Finally, you will work  with a wide variety of external organisations and establish appropriate networks to further provide an  exciting curriculum offer for our students.

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Safe, effective and enjoyable programmes of music are developed and delivered to meet  Partnership and pupil needs (Art and Music are key areas of the curriculum)
  • Individual and group access appropriate music activities on a weekly and ongoing basis (including  afterschool)
  • Participation in music activities, increasing across the school for key population and target groups  ● Pupil progress and personal development being tracked, with progress is evidenced over time  ● Pupils achieving relevant certification and accreditation
  • Effective partnership taking place to meet joint priorities with appropriate delivery

Post holders require:

  • At least level 2 qualifications in English and Maths
  • Appropriate technical qualifications including National Governing Body awards in relevant areas.  ● Experience of delivering a music programme.
  • Ability to understand and manage challenging behaviours. Establishing positive professional  relationships with children, their families and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work under own initiative, demonstrating skills linked to innovative thinking.
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptionally effective communication skills, both oral and written, at all levels.  ● Ability to personalise learning

About us 

Springwell Learning Community  

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education for children and young people with Social,  Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do.  As an academy we are welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believe that all our pupils can be supported and  empowered to succeed. We create individual and personalised pathways for pupils that are built around their  varied needs.

We believe in working closely with our families and carers and welcome their support, but also realise that at  times they will need our support too. We work closely with other agencies and schools to make sure we do  all we can to make learning and life the best it possibly can be.

Wellspring Academy Trust 

At Wellspring Academy Trust we believe that every school is unique, because it has a unique history, it serves  a unique community context and is full of unique individuals. We value and celebrate the unique identities of  our academies. We encourage them to innovate, create and develop their uniqueness because we want  others to learn from them. Excellence is about diversity, not conformity. We do not believe that one size fits  all.

If you would like to discuss or find out more about this post, please contact Neil Swain, Executive  Vice-Principal, via email 

Completed applications should be e-mailed to 

Your letter of application should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant  for this exciting opportunity  

The closing date for this post is: Wednesday 2nd December at 8am. 

We expect that interviews will take as soon as possible after.  

Springwell Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and  young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to  undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring services check. 



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