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Admiral Lord Nelson School

Teacher of Music (including instrumental tuition)

Closing date: 05/07/2021 at 12:00

Contract/Hours: Temporary , Full-time

Key Stage: KS3

Salary Type: Main Pay Range

Salary Details: MPS/UPS

Hours of Work: Term Time Only

Location of Role: Admiral Lord Nelson School

Job/Person Summary

Always oversubscribed, we are expanding our school so that more local families can experience the excellent education offered here at Admiral Lord Nelson School for over two decades! Therefore, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Teacher of Music who enjoys working within a supportive and dedicated team who can teach Key Stage 3 students along with instrumental tuition. We are looking for a Music specialist with strong subject knowledge, who quickly builds relationships with students and breaks down barriers to learning. We want a teacher who inspires children to achieve their potential and loves to see their students experiencing the joy of success every day in their learning!


Salterns Academy Trust is a learning community where every member of staff is motivated by the positive difference they will make to the personal development and the futures of our young people of Portsmouth.  It was formed when Admiral Lord Nelson School became a converter academy in April 2014 and sponsored Trafalgar School, which is now our thriving partner Secondary School in Portsmouth.


We have a national reputation for being a truly inclusive school with excellent standards and principled curriculum design, having a very high Ebacc entry. Our deep-rooted and longstanding commitment to being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School led to us being the only school invited to a garden party with all the Soccer Aid celebrities hosted by the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street and we have recently been reaccredited with UNICEF RRS Gold Award status in recognition of our ambassadorial work. We are equally passionate about promoting creativity across all aspects of our curriculum, for which we were the first school in England to hold a Double Artsmark Platinum Award and have recently been designated the TES Creative School of the Year for 2019. This is a genuinely exciting school to be part of, morally driven by our core values of Inclusivity, Wellbeing and High Expectations; we really do value our staff and place the voice of our incredible students at the heart of all we do!


The ideal candidate will have experience teaching Music vocational qualifications, will be an excellent performer and should be able to show clear evidence of successful teaching and engaging students in extra-curricular Music.  In depth knowledge of Music Theory, History and analysis are essential, and experience with Music Technology and sound recording are desirable.


Key Stage 3, students study Music for an hour a week.  Lessons are practical and skills focused with an emphasis on performance and creativity.  Many students are involved in extra-curricular Music including rock band coaching, choir, African drumming, music technology and various instrumental ensembles during the year. We offer a programme of instrumental lessons taught by a visiting team of instrumental teachers. 


In Key Stage 4, students may choose to study RSL Music for five periods per fortnight.  Music remains a popular option and students are expected to perform regularly.  Historically, Music students achieve outstanding results with a 100% pass rate.


This post is suitable for an NQT or an experienced teacher.

Application Procedure

Candidates can apply for this post by returning a completed application form, found on the school website www.alns.co.uk, together with a letter of application (maximum 2 sides of A4) by midday on Monday 5th July 2021. Candidates should send their completed application to recruitment@alns.co.uk


Please include in your letter:


  1. What attracts you to the post.
  2. Previous experience and skills that will help you undertake this role.
  3. What you consider to be the key features of an engaging and stimulating 11-16 curriculum.
Safer Recruitment

Salterns Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 5XT

Telephone: 023 9236 4536

Website: http://www.alns.co.uk/

Application form