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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Cello Teacher (Self-employed)

We are seeking to work with an enthusiastic and passionate self-employed Cello Teacher. The purpose of the role is to provide high quality and creative Cello teaching and coaching for children of all abilities as well as pupils on scholarship schemes. There are opportunities to teach students in our junior, senior and sixth form school although numbers vary from year to year.

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning and preparing lessons and overall schemes of work in relation to individual pupils' needs and examination syllabuses
  • Acquiring appropriate teaching materials and resources
  • Teaching music theory, aural skills and practical techniques to pupils
  • Preparing pupils for performances and examinations
  • Motivating pupils and encouraging progress
  • Liaising with academic staff and parents
  • Arranging lesson schedules and collecting fees
  • Ensuring up-to-date knowledge and awareness of examination requirements
  • Assessing pupils’ abilities, providing feedback and writing reports
  • Encourage performance opportunities for your pupils, such as concerts for friends and relatives
  • Supporting recitals and concerts for pupils' families and Friends

Skills and Qualities

  • Musical and teaching ability
  • Patience, perseverance and excellent communication skills
  • The ability to motivate and encourage your pupils
  • High standards of professionalism and professional ethics
  • Excellent self-management and organisational skills
  • Passion and enthusiasm for music and teaching

Above all, you must want the very best for our pupils and be prepared to put their needs first. You recognise the importance of educating the whole child within a broad curricular and co-curricular programme, and of achieving high standards.

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS

In accordance with our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy, you are advised that all posts within the School will have the opportunity for unsupervised contact with children and therefore all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration form to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).  This is regardless of whether any such convictions, caution, reprimand or final warning is considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’. 

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service websiteHaving a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us: this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).

APPLICATIONS

To apply, please download an application form from our website.  Completed application forms may be emailed to recruitment@clairescourt.com (no agencies, please). Alternatively please post completed forms to the following address:-

HR Department
Claires Court Schools Ltd
1 College Avenue
MAIDENHEAD
SL6 6AW

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 21 August 2022.  Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

NB: CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form, but may be submitted as additional supporting documentation

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