Head of Music, London

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Wetherby School - Pre-PreparatoryLondon

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

Head of Music  

Wetherby School are looking for highly motivated, career minded and enthusiastic music teacher to lead the department from September 2018.  This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and innovative Music teacher to deliver outstanding teaching and learning from nursery to Year 3. The post holder will also work with all year groups and the drama department to direct high quality productions and must be willing to contribute fully to the school's extra-curricular music programme. The ability to effectively track the progress of each child and to communicate articulately with parents is essential.

The post holder will articulate a clear musical vision and be responsible for leading the school in this curriculum area, which holds great importance in the life of our school. The post holder will have excellent specialist knowledge in music performance and be able to direct the school choirs and concerts. The post holder must have proficient keyboard skills.    

Wetherby School is an Independent boys’ school (ages 2 ½ - 8) in Notting Hill with 360 boys. It is heavily oversubscribed and is extremely successful in securing pupils’ entry into the Preparatory School of their choice. It is part of the Alpha Plus Group of schools, which is one of the country's leading educational groups.  

Wetherby School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all Wetherby staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance along with other relevant pre-employment checks. References will be taken up and carefully checked.  

The Alpha Plus Group has its own salary scale, which is above the Central London Maintained Scale. A salary at the appropriate point on the Teachers’ scale will be offered to the successful candidate and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.    Please apply in confidence by completing the online application form and equal opportunities monitoring form found on the Alpha Plus Group careers page. The careers page can be found via the following link https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/alphaplusgroup/vms/e/careers/search/new 

Also available on the careers page is a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification.   

Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be responded to. Closing date for applications is Friday 16th February. Interviews will take place in the week beginning Monday 26th February.

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More about Wetherby School - Pre-Preparatory
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 2 - 8 years
Address: 11 Pembridge Square, London, W2 4ED, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 77279581
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Wetherby School is based in Kensington and Chelsea, London. The independent pre-preparatory school admits boys aged 2-8. There are currently around 240 boys enrolled in the school, which occupies a listed townhouse. Scholarships are available to pros...