CFBL is recruiting an experienced Music Teacher for September 2019


The post holder will teach Music in English to pupils aged 5 – 10. You will have the freedom and flexibility within the curriculum to deliver the subject how you wish. You will work closely with the other Music teachers to plan the delivery of the syllabus.

The French curriculum for music has been translated as: “The pupils listen to various musical works including songs, instrumental pieces and classical works. They learn to analyse and interpret certain elements, developing their sense of musical culture and acquiring technical knowledge through singing or playing an instrument”

You are encouraged to set up after school or lunch time Music clubs, orchestras and bands and to offer individual tuition in an instrument to add to the cultural life of the school. You will organise and put on performances by pupils for parents and other pupils.


Person Specification: Teacher of Music, Primary

Essential CriteriaDesirable Criteria
Qualifications and general expertise-Qualified Teacher Status/PGCE or equivalent;

-Proven ability as an excellent teacher of Music

-Ability to work effectively in a team

-Ability to understand and read French to A’ Level standard or equivalent

-Further/continued CPD

-ESOL qualification




knowledge and expertise

-A track record of excellent practice in Music in a secondary school

-Up to date knowledge of child protection policies in a school

-Knowledge of what constitutes successful relationships with children

-Ability to devise and implement strategies for engaging all pupils in Music

– Knowledge of the French curriculum and its assessment


Professional Skills – Ability to maintain a positive school ethos with an accent on high achievement and inclusion for all;

– Ability to motivate and stimulate pupils of all abilities to enjoy Music;

– Ability to use initiative to devise imaginative Music lessons within the French curriculum;

– Ability to communicate and promote the aims and objectives of the school;

– Ability to work well with parents and carers;

– Ability to set, achieve and sustain high standards of presentation and self-discipline for the pupils;

– Excellent organisational and time management skills;

-Ability to teach children whose first language is not English;

-Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with a wide variety of people inside and outside the school

-Ability to use IT for assessment and analysis purposes.



– Understanding of and commitment to developing links between home, school and the local community;

– Commitment to promoting equal opportunities and meeting the educational needs of all pupils by using a variety of teaching strategies;

– Commitment to putting pupil outcomes at the core of all aspects and to raising standards;

– Commitment to making learning fun;

– Commitment to the personal welfare and safeguarding of children.

– Support for an enriched curriculum through out of hours learning and educational visits
Personal Attributes– Passionate about learning and teaching;

– Display warmth, care and sensitivity in dealing with children;

– Open minded, and adaptable to changing circumstances and new ideas

– Committed and conscientious;

– A sense of perspective and the ability to rise to challenges.

-Ability to work calmly under pressure and multi-task

-Willing to be flexible and to work outside school hours as required

-Ability to make appropriate judgments over issues of confidentiality

-Sense of humour and enthusiasm

-The will to strive for excellence

-Willingness to integrate culturally in the school and speak French or learn to speak French with other staff

-Willingness to be involved in the wider life of the school

-Willingness to bring personal interests and enthusiasms to the school community


The most important thing is to like children, to want the very best for them and be prepared to put their needs first. You must recognise the importance of educating the whole child within a creative, broad and innovative curriculum.



Please download the application form and return it completed by e-mail to the following address:


Closing date: TBC



Competitive, depending on experience – CFBL salary scales