Music Teacher – Oakfields Preparatory School (Part-time)

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • School: Oakfields Preparatory School, Upminster, UK
  • Deadline: 27/03/2023

About the School

The Role

Cognita is an extraordinary group of diverse yet connected schools, spanning sixteen different countries. We share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. With over 100 schools in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and Asia, we employ 15,000 teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 75,000 students.

We have an exciting position for a Music Teacher to join Oakfields Preparatory School on a part time basis Wednesday to Friday, reporting into the Headteacher, playing an integral role in making the most of music at our small and friendly independent school. Please note: This is an onsite role and candidates must be situated in the Essex area to commute to the school as required.

The role will include teaching music as a discrete lesson to classes across all phases (where the average class size is 15) ensuring a progression of skills and an excitement amongst the children for the subject.

Key Responsibilities will also include:

  • Organising performances and showcasing musical talent amongst our children.
  • Delivering Curriculum lessons to children Nursery – Year 6,
  • Organising regular Teatime concerts to showcase pupil talent, entering children into ISA Music competitions and support all school productions.
  • Supporting other staff members with performances


At Oakfields we:

  • Celebrate each child’s individual talents and strengths which will enable them to make progress.
  • Provide a happy school where children build confidence and enjoy learning.
  • Promote kindness, co-operation and respect for all.
  • Develop a curiosity in children that encourages them to discover and enjoy our world.
  • Keep our pupils as children whilst preparing them for their next step.

Our aim is that all past Oakfields students will look back at their time with us with pride, believing that we helped them to become the person they are today.


What makes Oakfields a great place to work?

  • Our children: their behaviour is exemplary. Our children love to learn and are always curious to develop new skills and enhance their knowledge. As our behaviour is exemplary, no time is wasted in lessons. 100% learning in 100% of the lessons.
  • Our staff: we are kind. All our staff from middays to cleaners to SLT talk and support each other to help our children be the very best they can be.
  • Our location: it truly is breath taking. There is something special about working in a Grade II listed building full of historic memories that we get to be a part of each day.
  • Our curriculum: we design our own. One of the many great aspects of being an independent school is designing our own curriculum for the children in our school. We describe it as traditional with a modern twist – it is at the heart of our school.
  • We are excellent. In March 2022, we were inspected by ISI and were judged as excellent – the highest grading – in all 16 areas.


About You

The ideal candidate will have great interpersonal skills, enjoys interacting with others and partnering with the wider team. Passionate about Education and excellent knowledge of music is essential.

Benefits Package

Here at Cognita we offer a Competitive Salary with some other benefits:

  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Professional development
  • School fee discount
  • 25 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply by submitting an application form by 8.00am on Monday 27th March 2023.

Diversity and Inclusion
We believe having a diverse workforce makes us better, smarter and happier and so welcome applicants from all backgrounds, genders, and races. We have an unwavering commitment to being fair, inclusive and equitable in our recruitment process.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

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