academic development

skill acquisition

Subjects


Music

KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-Level, Undergraduate, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Music Technology

KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-Level, Undergraduate, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

English

GCSE

EPQ

A-Level

Education & Relevant Experience


University College London, Institute of Education

PGDE Music (QTS Awarded and Outstanding in all Teaching Standards)

2017 - 2019

University of Oxford

MSt Music, Musicology (Merit)

2015 - 2016

University of Bristol

BA Hons Music (1st)

2012 - 2015

Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge

A-Level: Music (A*), English Literature (A), Religious Studies (A), EPQ (A*)

2010 - 2012

King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

10 GCSE's: A* - A

2007 - 2010

Teaching Experience


I have been employed as a teacher of music and music technology for 3 years. I completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme from 2017-19, completing my placement at Harris Academy Battersea, an outstanding inner-city school serving a low-income community in south London. During this time I lead curriculum planning and delivery for the KS3 Music cohorts and taught the vocational Level 2 BTEC qualification in Music at KS4 and CTEC Level 3 qualification at KS5.

Since 2019, I have been employed as a music teacher at Twyford CofE High School in Acton, an outstanding school with a music specialism and some of the largest A level and GCSE Music cohorts in the UK. Last year I lead curriculum planning for our KS4 GCSE Music cohorts, teaching A level Music (Edexcel), GCSE Music (AQA), and KS3 Music and Music Technology. This year I am taking on a pastoral role as the Assistant Head of Year 11, as well as leading a new vocational KS4 Music course, the Level 2 RSL qualification in music performance.

I am an enthusiastic Educator with a passion for outstanding teaching and learning and the drive to ensure that the students I teach make fantastic progress and secure the best possible results. This year my A-level music class achieved 100% B+, and my GCSE music class achieved 100% 6+, and 60% 7+. I would love the opportunity to share my musical knowledge and teaching expertise with individual students in need of further support as their Educator.

About Rory H


My interest in a career in teaching started with my dad, who had a 30+ year career as a music teacher and senior leader in secondary schools (including a stint as my GCSE Music teacher!). I set about working with young people through a variety of education charities during my undergraduate degree, including placements at secondary schools in Bristol and working as a group leader and then a supervisor on summer residential internship programmes for Year 12 students with the Social Mobility Foundation.

After taking a Masters of Musicology at the University of Oxford, working for the careers network Bright Network and travelling for a time, I began the Teach First programme in the summer of 2017 and haven’t looked back. I am convinced that teaching is the career for me; I love working with young people, and find the job has the perfect balance of being both challenging and incredibly rewarding. I am keen to branch out to working on a one-to-one basis with students in the evenings and on weekends, to further deepen my subject knowledge and teaching experience, to share my knowledge and skills with those who need that support.