Head of Music, Cobham, Surrey

Closing date:

Notre Dame Senior SchoolCobham, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Notre Dame School seeks to appoint a Head of Music with the energy and vision to take the department forward into its next stage of development and to expand the department by encouraging music as an A Level subject.  The successful applicant will be an accomplished musician, and outstanding classroom teacher with excellent communication and administration skills. 

The School has created a music department of academic strength and diversity of performance. Music is taught across the age and ability range to A2 Level. The Head of Music will provide professional leadership and management to the Music Department promoting and developing its academic reputation within the School and securing high quality teaching, effective use of resources and the highest standards of learning and achievement for all pupils.


  • Good degree in a Music related subject
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Experience of teaching Key Stages 3 – 5
  • Experience of organising extra-curricular activities
  • Up to date with professional developments in Music and other aspects of education
  • Understanding of national examination and extra-curricular requirements of Music
  • Outstanding choral direction and conducting skills
  • High level keyboard playing skills with the ability to accompany high-achieving singers and instrumentalists
  • Excellent, efficient administrator

Personal Characteristics

  • The ability to inspire young people and to encourage them to engage with Music within and beyond the classroom
  • A proven ability to lead and manage people to work towards a common goal
  • A proven ability to work as a member of a team
  • An ability to plan, organise and budget for major events, such as performances and tours
  • An ability to communicate effectively with all members of the school community
  • An appreciation of the aims and ethos of the School

Notre Dame School is a highly successful independent girls’ school set in 17 acres of beautiful parkland in Cobham. Notre Dame is a Catholic School and is a Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady with an ethos shaped by the life and work of St Jeanne de Lestonnac. 

Notre Dame 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, prohibition and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: Tuesday, 20th February 2018 

Interviews week commencing: 26th February 2018

Job location

More about Notre Dame Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Burwood House, Convent Lane, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1HA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1932 869990
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