This section of the EMS website is aimed at Teachers working for Ealing Music Service.
The teacher’s hand book – Starting on the Right Note – details everything EMS teachers need to know about how the service runs and their obligations; including absence, pay, reports and safeguarding.
The following provides a checklist of all information / data that EMS requires teachers to submit by certain dates. The EMS Leadership Team will monitor, and report to the head of service, the submission of this information / data on a termly basis.
If a teacher or school need to inform EMS of change of contact day or time, change of contact hours, School cancellation of provision or a teacher wishes to resign, the following deadlines apply:
Tutors and schools must submit EMS102 ‘Change of Provision Request’ form which must be signed by tutor and Head teacher, before the last week of the half term before the change of provision, giving a half term’s notice:
|Date of Change –
|Deadline for receipt of EMS102 Change of Provision Request (signed by Head teacher & EMS Tutor)|
|Autumn 2018||21 May 2018|
|Spring 2019||22 October 2018|
|Summer 2019||11 February 2019|
|Autumn 2019||20 May 2019|
|Spring 2020||14 October 2019|
|Summer 2020||10 February 2020|
Change of teaching day (starting January 2018 Deadline for notification: 16 October 2017
Cancellation of provision (effective Summer 2018) Deadline for notification: 5 February 2018
Tutor resignation (not returning in Autumn 2018) Deadline for notification: 21 May 2018
Teacher pay is calculated using information received on form EMS202 (Timetable Confirmation). This form shows the hours/days/weeks taught for each teacher and should be received by the EMS office by the end of September each year. The form must be signed by each school teachers attend as a confirmation that each school is aware of when each teacher will be attend each school. It is each teacher’s responsibility to ensure this form is filled in and returned on time.
Use the following link to access “iTrent“:
Your username is your seven digit employee number and password is “Lbe” followed by your date of birth expressed in the format DDMMYY eg if your birthday is 15 June 1978, please enter Lbe150678
Click on the ‘Payroll’ tab and then ‘Payslips’.
If you experience any difficulty you may contact the iTrent Support Team by dialing 020 8825 9000 and then selecting options 3 (HR Shared Services Centre), 2 (Non-schools Enquiries) and then 4 (iTrent Support Team) who will be happy to give you support over the phone.
Further instructions can be found in Paragraph 9.3 of Starting on the Right Note.
Any extra payments, in addition to teacher’s weekly pay, must be claimed for on one of the following forms:
EMS203e for non-teaching activity
EMS103e – for ad-hoc extra teaching (School must sign)
EMS102e – for a permanent change to a teacher’s weekly hours (School must sign)
The above forms will be processed via payroll on the first of each month
The following Peripatetic Teaching Risk Assessment should be read and understood by all EMS teachers prior to teaching on behalf of EMS:
The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a healthcare charity giving medical advice to people working and studying in the performing arts. BAPAM help you overcome (and preferably avoid) work-related health problems, and we are dedicated to sharing knowledge about healthy practice. Find out more here: www.bapam.org.uk
Help Musicians UK is an independent UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement. They help at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity, giving people the extra support they need at a crucial stage that could make or break their career. Find out more here: www.helpmusicians.org.uk
Teaching music in any context can be a noisy business. For more information on how to minimise exposure to high levels of noise, try these very useful websites:
Please go to our Ensembles section for more information about ensembles your pupils may be able to join.
Please go to our Exams section for more information
Please go to our Awards section for more information
All EMS teachers are expected to attend Teacher Training (TT) every term.
Please go to our CPD section for more information on teacher training opportunities
Ealing Schools Contact list LINK to EGfL
EMS701 EMS Contact Details – Ideal to pin on a wall!