Head of Music, London E2

Closing date:

Gatehouse SchoolLondon E2

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: own pay scale - competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Music 

Required   for September 2018

Closing Date: 14th March 2018   Interview Date: Between 19th   and 21st March 2018

Gatehouse School seeks to appoint a Head of Music Teacher, who is qualified and experienced in teaching the subject from Nursery to Year 6. This is a senior teaching position which will attract appropriate remuneration. Please see the attached Job Description for full details. Music is a real strength of our school and this is an exciting opportunity to have responsibility for developing the subject across the school and making music come alive for all of our pupils.

Our specialist facility is well resourced but a generous budget will enable the head of department to further develop teaching materials.  The successful applicant will provide specialist music teaching to all classes and will work with peripatetic teachers in organising concerts and performances. We also hope that you will be able to run the school choir and work with our orchestra, whilst also developing the use of ICT for music making. The school benefits from a wonderful group of peripatetic teachers and also an extremely efficient and supportive admin assistant to help with organising the schedules for 1:1 lessons and musical events. 

This is a particularly exciting time to join the school as we have recently changed from two to three form entry following completion of an ambitious building development project. 

Gatehouse School, which is part of the Phyllis Wallbank Educational Trust, is a flourishing, non-selective, independent school in the heart of the East End. We are proud of our inclusive and friendly ethos which sets out to provide the best education possible for children, establishing a modern outlook on primary education while ensuring that it retains the key values on which it was first founded. Our exam results are excellent and the school was recently ranked 33rd in the Times Top 100 Prep Schools.

Gatehouse School has its own generous salary package for the right applicant which will be discussed at interview.  This is an excellent opportunity for a music specialist to join our highly successful school which was rated as outstanding during our last ISI inspection and fully compliant with no action items in May 2017. 

Visits to the school are encouraged and the staff and children look forward to welcoming you. Previous applicants are asked not to reapply.


Gatehouse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Applications should be submitted using the Application Form provided. Please complete the form and return it by post or email. Return address details are printed on the final page of the Application Form.


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More about Gatehouse School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Sewardstone Road, Victoria Park, London, E2 9JG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 89802978
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