Head of Piano, Oxfordshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Headington SchoolOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Start date: September 2019

Headington is a vibrant and welcoming school set in 23 acres on the outskirts of Oxford. In an environment where individuals come first, Headington is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, impressive range of sports, music and the arts. Headington has an exciting Music Department with a dedicated team of specialist Instrumental Tutors housed in a superb Music School.  

After 26 years at Headington, our current Head of Piano is retiring and we are seeking a replacement to teach girls throughout the school and across a wide ability spectrum. The post will range from teaching new starters right through to Diploma level students (most recently ATCL and LTCL). The role also includes assisting with the accompaniment of students for instrumental and vocal examinations and concerts. You will be responsible for overseeing all piano teachers within the department. There is also the opportunity to be involved in coaching other ensembles as appropriate. As this role includes teaching students at the Prep School, the chosen candidate(s) will need to be comfortable with recruiting younger beginners and inspire students to take up the piano.

Currently the role involves (per week) 3 days of teaching at the Senior School and 1 day of teaching at the Prep School. You will possess the following attributes:

● You will be an outstanding musician

● Enthusiasm for the instrument and learning processes

● Dedication to high standards in both teaching and learning 

● A willingness to look beyond traditional repertoire and methods of teaching

● Excellent communication skills and an ability to respond appropriately to the varied needs of the girls 

● Adaptability to fit teaching hours around pupil availability

● Encouragement in supporting girls in school concerts, local competitions etc.

If you are interested in applying for this position please refer to our website: www.headington.org  for a job specificat ion and application form.

Please send your completed application form and covering letter to recruitment@headington.org 

Closing date: 24th April 2019

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

HeadinHeadington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks. The School expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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More about Headington School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Headington Road, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7TD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1865 759 100
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Located in the city of Oxford, Headington School is an independent school for girls. Established in 1915, the school was founded upon traditional Christian principles. Headington School is split across two sites, with one serving the upper school for...