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King Edward's WitleySurrey

A wealth of musical opportunities for all

Our Music Department aims to enable every pupil, regardless of ability, to experience the highest quality and widest range of music possible. Our busy, thriving and well-resourced Music Department is housed in the purpose-built Countess of Munster Music School located at the heart of King Edward’s Witley. Our Chapel has a fine three manual Willis organ that is used to accompany services and for teaching.  There is also an extensive collection of instruments and a well-stocked library containing music, recordings and books.  

Music is an important and respected part of school life; aiming to bring out the best of all pupils regardless of ability through an exciting curriculum. Music also flourishes outside the classroom with some twenty choirs, orchestras and specialist instrumental ensembles from Chamber Music to Rock Bands. With our strong links with the City of London pupils often sing and play in the City for important events. 

The department is entering its next phase of expansion, as we strive for excellence in music across King Edward’s and  our partner school Barrow Hills. Our aim is to provide a seamless and inspirational education journey from Nursery through to the Upper Sixth and this is a pivotal and exciting time to join our community.

The ideal applicant will not only be an experienced and outstanding musician but will be able to lead and inspire a team of fellow teachers. He/she is expected to take part in the wider co-curriculum and pastoral aspects of school life, (many of which take place outside normal day-school hours), focusing on inclusion which is deeply ingrained in our school and underpins all that we do. Accordingly, teachers with strong pastoral awareness are warmly welcomed.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a supportive group of colleagues and the chance teach, motivate, and inspire diverse and interesting pupils.  We also offer job satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment, a competitive salary, Teacher’s pension scheme, the potential for on-site accommodation at significantly reduced rental, staff fee remission on School fees both at King Edward’s and Barrow Hills, free car parking, free use of our gym, swimming pool and sports facilities, all meals and snacks on duty and a Cycle to Work Scheme. 

King Edward's School is a co-educational boarding and day 11-18 school for some 400 pupils, around 35% of whom are full boarders. We are an HMC school and proud of our unique heritage and place among British co-educational independent schools.  

To apply, please complete the Application Form or for further details, visit our website or contact the HR Department on HR@KESW.ORG or telephone 01428 686358. 

Closing date for applications: Noon, 15th April 2021. 

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 26th April 2021. 

Applications will be considered on receipt and early application is recommended as we reserve the right to interview and offer the position.

King Edward’s School Witley is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants are required to complete an Enhanced disclosure through the DBS. Applicants from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.

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