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Head of Music

Head of Music

Saint Gregory's Catholic College

Bath

Salary:
MPS + TLR 2.2 (£5,101 as at 1 September 2017)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
1 January 2018
Apply by:
7 October 2017

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Music specialist to join an outstanding Performing Arts faculty as our Head of Music in a high-performing and oversubscribed school.

Saint Gregory’s is a popular 11-18 co-educational school, founded on Catholic Christian values, with a strong family and community ethos. These values are the foundation of learning for our students, providing them with an academic start to life that is supportive, nurturing and inspiring. Saint Gregory’s has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and an excellent enrichment programme.

Our most recent Ofsted and Diocesan inspections judged us to be outstanding in every area and we are committed to maintaining and developing that high standard. 

The Governing Body is looking for an exceptional Head of Music to join our team from January. The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher who will maintain and enhance our very high academic standards.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • A track record of exceptional Music teaching 
  • Capable of teaching across the Key Stages 
  • Outstanding subject knowledge 
  • The ability to inspire excellence in students
  • Enthusiasm and motivation for exemplary teaching and learning


In return, the successful candidate can expect: 

  • A comprehensive Induction Programme
  • Outstanding professional support at every stage of your career
  • A strong Continuing Professional Development programme to develop you as an outstanding teacher
  • A supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • Opportunities to work in a dynamic and supportive faculty with excellent facilities
  • A positive student body who love learning


For an open conversation about the role and/or to arrange a visit prior to application, please contact the Headmistress’ PA, Mrs Gormley, on 01225 838200 or email gormleys@st-gregorys.org.uk to arrange a suitable time.

For further information about this post, please download an application pack or visit our website at www.st-gregorys.org.uk/about-us/vacancies.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Details of our Child Protection Policy can be found on our website at www.st-gregorys.org.uk/useful-information/key-documents.

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About Saint Gregory's Catholic College

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Saint Gregory’s is a Catholic voluntary aided secondary school which was established by the Diocese of Clifton. It primarily serves designated Catholic parishes in Bath and North East Somerset, North West Wiltshire and the north of the County of Somerset and admits students of 11-18 years. We are a popular co-educational school, founded on Catholic Christian values and with a strong family and community ethos. These values envelop the learning of our students, providing them with an academic start to life that is supportive, nurturing and inspiring. Saint Gregory’s has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and an excellent enrichment programme.

In 2019 we were recognised once again as an ‘Outstanding’ secondary school in our Section 48 Diocesan Inspection, highlighting our school as a flourishing educational community where every child is valued and encouraged to grow as individuals. In November 2022, our first Ofsted inspection since July 2013 recognised St Gregory’s as Good overall with Outstanding judgements for Behaviour and Attitudes and Personal Development.

Our GCSE and A Level results are excellent, and not just in raw terms but also in the context of value-added. Such measures seek to identify the progress that every child makes during his or her time with us and show that our students make outstanding progress.

The achievement of our students consistently places our school as one of the top achieving state schools in the country. Students leaving Saint Gregory’s progress to some of the very best academic institutions including Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group but, more than this, they leave having acquired the academic success, confidence and skills they need to continue their educational or career journey of choice.

We are located at the southern gateway to the World Heritage City of Bath with beautiful views towards the Severn Estuary and over Bath. Access to the school is easy as it is on main bus routes and next to the Odd Down Bath Park and Ride terminus.

The World Heritage City of Bath itself needs little introduction. Over four million tourists a year come to visit its many attractions such as its Georgian architecture, its festivals, theatres, museums, restaurants and shops. It boasts excellent schools, rugby and football teams and Olympic standard training facilities at the University of Bath.

Bath is served by many attractive towns and villages and our staff and students come from diverse locations and backgrounds within our extensive catchment area.

There is a warm, welcoming family atmosphere at Saint Gregory’s that underpins our culture as a school. Teamwork is at the heart of everything we do and by working together we aim to provide the very best opportunities for all our students and staff.

If you would like to be a part of this successful and thriving school and are a well-qualified and highly motivated professional, who shares our sense of values, we would like to hear from you.

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