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Head of Academic Music

Warminster SchoolWarminster, Wiltshire

Following the promotion of the current post holder to a new role, we are looking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, inspirational and well qualified music teacher to join our highly acclaimed Music Department.  Participation in Music is extremely high across the School and regarded highly in the local area. The department is very well resourced including a state-of-the-art iMac suite.

The successful candidate will teach throughout the curriculum including GCSE Music & A-Level Music Technology. The successful candidate will demonstrate flair in the classroom and an ability to inspire musicians of all ages.

The person appointed will be expected to play a leading role in the busy co-curricular life of the department.  Participation in music is incredibly high with just under half of the school taking part in one shape or form every week. Warminster School has its own salary scale.

The Music department consists of the Director of Music, Head of Academic Music, Graduate Assistant and 13 Visiting Music Teachers. The department is an inspiring and busy place to be with up to 3 groups rehearsing every lunchtime and a full programme at the end of most days. Groups include 3 choirs, a Concert Orchestra (who tour every other year, the next tour is planned for the Rhineland in October 2022), a Jazz Band, Soul Band, String Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Flute Group, Cello Ensemble, Ukulele Orchestra and multiple pupil-led bands. The music staff are a strong team who regularly enjoy social events.

There is at least one large-scale concert each term, as well as numerous recitals, informal concerts, Scholars’ and soloist concerts. Concerts are highly acclaimed amongst the parent and staff body, with most selling out within 24 hours. Music is housed in a beautiful building incorporating the Chapel and an Apple iMac suite. An inspiring and varied curriculum is offered with trips, practical and composing skills at the centre of learning.

We advise applicants to reply promptly as the school reserves the right to interview and make an appointment at any time during the process.

Steeped in over 300 years of historical tradition and set in a stunning 60-acre campus in the heart of the south west of England, Warminster School is truly a community spirited thriving boarding and day school offering an exceptional all-round education to pupils from 2-18. Warminster offers both A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Sixth Form, as well as being one of few schools to offer the IB Career-related programme.

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Our application form and Information pack is attached to this advert., or check out our website :   We are unable to accept any TES on-line application forms.

Please contact: Ms Jenni Croft, Headmaster’s PA, via email on if you have any queries.

Applications should be returned  as soon as possible to the Headmaster’s PA or by noon on Wednesday 19 May, 2021 at the latest.

Interviews will take place on Monday 24 May if not before.

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