Music Teacher - Redwood Park Academy

We are looking to recruit a high quality, committed music teacher who can teach across the school and who will also encourage opportunities for small groups both in school time and as part of our Out of Hours Learning Programme.

Redwood Park Academy is a member of the Solent Academies Trust, an outstanding trust and learning community which also includes Mary Rose Academy and Cliffdale Primary Academy and is also a Teaching School.  The Trust has a successful track record of developing outstanding teachers to realise rapid and sustained school improvement and outcomes for children.  Music features highly in all our schools with Mary Rose being awarded Artsmark Gold.

We offer an excellent induction package and exceptional ongoing support and continuing professional development as well as opportunities for career progression.

This post brings a wonderful opportunity to become a key player in our school. We are looking for someone who is up for a challenge, has high expectations and lots of energy.  Someone who is passionate and committed to teaching music to children with special educational needs, making sure they achieve the very best and still have fun along the way.

This is your chance to work and develop in a school going through a rapid transformation, a school that specialises in meeting the needs of pupils with both moderate and complex learning needs including autismWe offer you the opportunity to bring your enthusiasm and skills to Redwood Park, to build on the current music provision, bring music alive and to ensure our pupils achieve their very best.

We pride ourselves in our creative approach to learning and see music as a key element.  To us at Redwood, music is a magical gift through which we can not only develop musical ability but also use it to support our pupils’ personal, social and emotional development and to develop their cultural awareness.  Music is a great way to connect with and help children with special needs especially in the development of their communication. 

As a school we have a strong focus on the Performing Arts and enter Global Rock Challenge annually. We take part in a number of local events and also enjoy performing for our families and friends.  In addition we benefit from our links with the excellent Portsmouth Music Service.

If you would like further information please contact Sarah Robb on 023 9285 2330 or email

Please find attached an application form and job description. In your letter of application please show how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification and email your application to Sarah Robb.

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th March - noon. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st March.