Director of Music, Twickenham, Middlesex

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Newland House SchoolTwickenham, Middlesex

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: School's own scale
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional and inspirational musician with energy and vision to lead our Music Department through to the next stage of its development.  As Director of Music, you will play a pivotal role in continuing to build the reputation and profile of Music at Newland House School, to help ensure that it continues to be a first choice for parents and children in the area.

You will be responsible for the strategic direction of the department, both academically and from a co-curricular perspective and the successful candidate will have a genuine passion for Music, providing and facilitating opportunities for all pupils to participate in the musical life of the school, as well as developing elite musicians. 

A proven track-record in leadership is preferable, but not essential, and the ideal candidate must be driven by a firm ambition to ensure that Music is central to the life of the School. 

As a teacher at Newland House School, you will support the school’s aim in ensuring that we provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced, covering the academic, artistic and physical elements that are crucial for the development of the whole child. We set high standards of learning for all the children in a caring and supportive environment and you will help to promote our ethos in encouraging enquiring minds and building pupil’s strengths, interests and experiences. We pride ourselves in fostering excellent home/school relationships with parents and the candidate will be expected to have strong communication skills.

The post merits a salary commensurate with the role and the successful applicant's relevant experience. 

Newland House School is a successful, flourishing co-educational independent day school for children from 4 to 13 years, based in Twickenham in South West London.

Further information about the school, a job specification and person specification and an application form may be found on our website

Completed applications should be sent to Alka Soni, HR and Compliance Manager at by the closing date. No late applications will be accepted. No agencies please.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and to be observed running a lesson in the week commencing Monday, 19 March 2018.

Newland House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


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More about Newland House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Address: Waldegrave Park, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4TQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 88927479
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Newland House is a very special school.  You only have to walk through the front door to experience its wonderfully friendly atmosphere and the great sense of purpose that symbolises so much of what is done here.

It is proud of its achievements, ...