Assistant Director of Music, Portsmouth

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The Portsmouth Grammar SchoolPortsmouth

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Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Portsmouth Grammar School is a leading co-educational school located in the historic heart of Portsmouth. The school is an IB World School and offers the IB Diploma alongside A Level. 

The school seeks to appoint an Assistant Director of Music from September 2019. The successful candidate will be an inspirational, dynamic and well-qualified musician with whole-class teaching experience, able to teach at KS3, GCSE, A Level and the IB.  Prior experience of the IB Diploma is not required.

This role offers the opportunity for an experienced teacher to gain valuable experience in a large and successful department. 

The Director of Music, Gareth Hemmings, is very happy to answer any questions from prospective applicants.  g.hemmings@pgs.org.uk. 

Genuine enthusiasm for enabling each individual student to achieve their potential (at all levels) is essential, both in academic lessons and through the school’s co-curricular programme.  This enthusiasm should be supported by knowledge of recent developments in classroom music and ideas for engaging and inspiring classroom teaching.  

The successful candidate is likely to have a proven track record of working with and developing the musical skills of young instrumentalists; it is likely that he or she will be an accomplished performer on one (or more) instruments or voice. Good keyboard skills would be advantageous but are not essential. The ideal candidate will also be able to offer some 1-1 instrumental music teaching and the exact job description can, to some extent, be tailored to the successful candidate’s strengths.

The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute fully to the department’s exciting and extensive co-curricular programme as well as to the pastoral life of the school.  

PGS is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure DBS check.  



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 239 236 0036
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The Portsmouth Grammar School is a co-educational, selective independent school for students aged 2-18, situated in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire.  Portsmouth Grammar is organised into a nursery, junior school and senior school. Despite bein...