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9 English questions out of 9

28 December 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Rocksteady Music School?

Pros

Fun job, good holidays, great people to work with, middle management were all great (band leader supports)

Cons

Pay is poor, limited progression opportunities, some of the people up top are narrow minded, arrogant and actually lack the knowledge to warrant the job role that they have

Pay is poor, limited progression opportunities, some of the people up top are narrow minded, arrogant and actually lack the knowledge to warrant the job role that they have

28 December 2020

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2 November 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Rocksteady Music School?

Pros

The sense of family within the company - lots of WhatsApp groups and loads of like-minded people who are there to support, encourage and inspire. The kids! - it's amazing to see them grow and develop The workload - it was relatively low on admin, which meant evenings and weekends were largely free. The clear route for progression - it's definitely a company where you can grow in your role and move into new positions. The desire to reach every child - Rocksteady Foundation does amazing work supporting kids who wouldn't otherwise get the chance! This is alongside bursary spaces and pupil premium. Management are awesome - they care so much for the staff and for the kids we work with. That comes across at every meeting. Summer Camps - they're just awesome! The termly concerts - a great opportunity to see the progress kids are making

Cons

Quite a bit of heavy lifting - not so much a con as something to consider when looking at whether it's appropriate

Advice to Management

Keep inspiring the next generation of awesome musicians!

a great opportunity to see the progress kids are making

2 November 2019

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2 November 2019

How are promotions handled at Rocksteady Music School?

Pros

The sense of family within the company - lots of WhatsApp groups and loads of like-minded people who are there to support, encourage and inspire. The kids! - it's amazing to see them grow and develop The workload - it was relatively low on admin, which meant evenings and weekends were largely free. The clear route for progression - it's definitely a company where you can grow in your role and move into new positions. The desire to reach every child - Rocksteady Foundation does amazing work supporting kids who wouldn't otherwise get the chance! This is alongside bursary spaces and pupil premium. Management are awesome - they care so much for the staff and for the kids we work with. That comes across at every meeting. Summer Camps - they're just awesome! The termly concerts - a great opportunity to see the progress kids are making

Cons

Quite a bit of heavy lifting - not so much a con as something to consider when looking at whether it's appropriate

Advice to Management

Keep inspiring the next generation of awesome musicians!

Rocksteady Foundation does amazing work supporting kids who wouldn't otherwise get the chance!

2 November 2019

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6 January 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Rocksteady Music School?

Pros

Long holidays Some days are shorter than others, which is really nice You finish quite early, mostly around 3 or 3:30 pm You are your own boss and responsible for your day to day actions. Manager does check in occasionally and will observe lessons from time to time. But you really are in control 90% of the time. Manager is amazing, seriously - the best manager I've ever had (although I've heard this varies) Strong team, amazing training week and away days (Pre-Covid) Some days are amazing and you really can't beat it

Cons

High turnover of classes, every 30 minutes there's a new class. Can feel like you're racing against time especially if you have to collect and drop the kids off. You might finish early, but packing away equipment and getting home can take ages (especially in the first six months as you get used to it). By the time you get home, you're mostly too exhausted to do much else. Some parents are really rude and unpleasant. There's an admin team to help, but more often than not you'll be at the frontline dealing with them. Low pay, especially for all the hard-work. Normally, the away days and Christmas parties make up for it - some of the most fun parties and the best work events I've ever had. No proper training, you get a week before the job starts, but it does not prepare you. The first month is hardcore and you're pretty much just thrown in - sink or swim!

Advice to Management

My manager is excellent, I would say just keep doing what you're doing. With regard to Covid, maybe listen to the bandleaders more as we feel like you aren't taking in what we're saying (especially with the surveys).

No proper training, you get a week before the job starts, but it does not prepare you.

6 January 2021

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27 January 2021

Are transfers to other offices possible with Rocksteady Music School?

Pros

- Casually dressed, enthusiastic staff who care about children - Flexibility and ownership of teaching responsibilities - Rewarding purpose to educate the next generation - Charitable consideration and contribution is embedded into the culture

Cons

- Laboursome, multifaceted role - Long notice period - Limited development and career growth (PGCE teachers were prioritised over NQTs) - Many people going above and beyond for the love of the company not financially motivated making competition tight and rewards minimal - Isolating role, limited opportunities for teamwork

Advice to Management

+ Incentivise staff with career development such as teaching qualifications or more experience across other departments. + Financial incentives would be a game changer

Isolating role, limited opportunities for teamwork

27 January 2021

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