Director of Music, SW11 3JB

Closing date:

Thomas’s BatterseaSW11 3JB

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary and conditions are offered.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Music

September 2019

We seek an outstanding individual to lead this thriving and exceptional department.  Music forms an integral part of the broad curriculum and enjoys a very high profile within the school. Every pupil, from Reception to Year 4, receives two music lessons each week whilst pupils in Years 5-8 receive one lesson per week. In addition there is a large and highly qualified team of visiting instrumental staff teaching over 430 individual lessons per week. 

There are five choirs, including the Boy and Girl Choristers who sing weekly services at St Mary’s Church and are regularly joined by professional adult singers. There are three Orchestras, a Jazz group, Brass Group, two Guitar Groups, Percussion Group, Music Theory Clubs, Music Technology Clubs, Music Appreciation Club, Flute Groups, Clarinet Group, Recorder Group, numerous Pupil Rock Bands and various chamber ensembles. 

The department works closely with the Drama department to put on a number of musicals every year, in addition to its own busy schedule of weekly lunchtime concerts, music recitals, church services and evening events. Music commands a generous budget and is well housed in a new Music School which opened in May 2015. 

Applicants should be suitably qualified, charismatic, enthusiastic and an inspirational teacher and leader with high expectations of pupils and staff. The successful candidate will be a first rate musician with excellent keyboard skills.

Competitive salary and conditions are offered.

Closing date: Wednesday 17th October 2018

Interviews to be held: W/C Monday 5th November 2018

For further details go to the Thomas’s London Day Schools website:   

https://www.thomas-s.co.uk/our-schools/battersea/about-us/working-at-thomass-battersea or e-mail vpickett@thomas-s.co.uk

To apply for this post please complete the school’s application form and forward it together with your CV to vpickett@thomas-s.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and Young people and expect all staff to share this commitment and Work in accordance with our child protection policies and procedures.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Battersea site, 28-40 Battersea High Street, London, SW11 3JB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7978 0900
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The school occupies a Grade II listed building, the former Sir Walter St John Grammar School, founded in 1700.

Facilities at Battersea include large, light classrooms, an historic Great Hall equipped as a Theatre, a Library, an ICT Suite, two Music r...