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Head of Music

Head of Music

St Paul's School for Girls


  • Expired
MPR + TLR 2B/C £4447 - £6219
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
13 February 2018

Job overview

Salary is negotiable and dependent on the experience of the successful candidate within the range

St Paul’s School for Girls is seeking to appoint a dynamic and well qualified Head of Music to join our high achieving school. Applications are considered from either exceptional existing or aspiring leaders of music. Candidates should be able to teach across the age and ability range and to provide evidence of successful teaching strategies and excellent organisational skills.

St Paul’s School for Girls is very proud of its history of academic achievement; this is due to hard work, focus and dedication to St Paul’s mission and ethos shown by pupils and staff alike. In May 2017 we were judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted and achieved remarkable exam results with 0.68 Progress 8 at GCSE and 76% A*-C.

We value excellent relationships within a caring community. Extra-curricular activities play a huge part in the life and success of the school and pastoral systems are extremely strong. We are a Catholic school for Girls and have children from all areas of the city.

We offer:

  • A school with a strong commitment to your professional development
  • A working environment focused on Teaching and Learning and raising standards for all
  • The opportunity to work in a school where your skills, enthusiasm and hard work will be appreciated
  • A school that invests in enrichment and extra-curricular activities

Do not be put off applying for a post if you are not a practising Catholic. We welcome applications from colleagues who are supportive of the values of a Catholic School. Many of our staff are members of religious faiths other than Catholic and make an enormous contribution to the well-being of our students. The post could start at Easter or in September.

Closing date:Tuesday 13 February 2018
Interviews:Thursday 15 February 2018 at noon

An application pack can be downloaded from our website.

Please return your completed application form and one side of A4 stating your suitability for the post.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references

St Paul’s School for Girls, Vernon Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9SL, Tel: 0121 454 0895
Headteacher: Dr D E Casserly

About St Paul's School for Girls

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St Paul’s School for Girls is a mainstream, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school for girls aged 11-18. It is situated in Edgbaston in Birmingham and it has 989 pupils on its roll. The headteacher is a former pupil.

The school was founded in 1908 by the Sisters of the Charity of St Paul the Apostle. It is committed to the words of Mother Genevieve Dupius: "Do your best for the Children."

St Paul’s School for Girls is in the top 5% of schools in England; 88% of pupils have achieved five A*-C GCSEs including English and maths.


Dr D E Casserly

Values and vision

The Roman Catholic faith is the structure on which the school community is built, permeating every aspect of life at St Paul’s School for Girls. The secondary school strives to deliver the highest quality of teaching and learning. Each pupil is encouraged to aim for excellence and achieve their best personal and academic standards.

Catholic values are actively promoted throughout the school, such as the belief that all persons are sacred and are made in the image of God, and are entitled to justice and opportunity in order to develop fully.

Ofsted report

“Some teaching is outstanding, including in the sixth form. Teachers make sure they help students improve their literacy in lots of different subjects. Students’ behaviour is outstanding both in lessons and around the school. They attend well, are punctual and are very keen to learn and succeed. Relationships between all members of the school are strong and students are supported by a 'can do', caring ethos.”

View St Paul’s School for Girls latest Ofsted report

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Applications closed