Teacher of Music - Keystage 3 & 4, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Closing date:

Leehurst Swan SchoolSalisbury, Wiltshire

Date posted:
Start date: October 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Maternity Cover


(0.5 FTE, maternity cover)

Required from October 2018, a suitably qualified and experienced graduate to lead and teach GCSE music

Leehurst Swan 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 past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Charity No: 800158


This is a maternity cover position on a fixed term contract for 6 months – starting post Half Term (with a handover in October). We offer a competitive salary re-numeration and free on-site parking.


Applicants should download and complete the following documents from the school website:

· The School's Application Form (complete by hand)

· Write a covering letter highlighting any strengths and reasons for applying for the post

· Submit a current copy of their curriculum vitae

Applications should be sent to the HR Manager in hard copy and be emailed to patohm@leehurstswan.org.uk 

Applicants must be willing to undertake a full enhanced DBS check, complete a health declaration form and be willing to undertake any screening for child protection reasons.

If you would like further details about the school, or you would like to have a look around the school, please contact the School Office in the first instance. 

Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 20th September 2018

Interview Date: Monday 1st October 2018

Start Date: October 2018 


Teacher of Music – Key Stage 3 & 4 is responsible to the Headmaster and Deputy Head for delivering musical tuition in the Senior School, specifically:

· musical performances and assisting with the planning and co-ordinating the programme of musical events including assemblies, Carol Service and the school’s annual Wassail event

· reporting and celebrating achievements 

· creating and fostering links with the wider community 

· the development of music and performance in the senior years

Responsibilities include:

· to teach and direct to the highest standard 

· to foster links with feeder schools, competitor schools and musical associations

· to support and develop the school’s best musicians, developing appropriate programmes for them

· to encourage representative achievements, putting forward pupils for regional and national representation as appropriate

· to liaise with all visiting teachers about the students they are teaching to provide the Marketing Department with articles with regard to achievements in music of both pupils and orchestras

· to ensure that notices are posted to inform the school of extra-curricular practices

· to maintain a high standard as a performing musician

· to arrange a range of performance opportunities for solo performers and ensembles.

· to plan a series of concerts throughout the year, ranging from lunchtime informal concerts to those with major ensembles both at school and at other venues.

· to work, as part of the music department team, to manage the School’s stock of instruments, arranging repairs where necessary, purchasing new instruments as appropriate. 

· With the help of the peripatetic teachers, through demonstrations, encouraging students to learn instruments, particularly rarer instruments that they might not necessarily consider

· to be pro- active in the health and safety issues of the department and to deal with or report any areas of concern immediately


 Degree or equivalent

Teaching Qualification

QTS status achieved

Further qualifications

High level achievement in instrumental performance

Experience in leading musical groups eg; orchestras,   choirs

Curriculum knowledge

Relevant experience

Range of teaching strategies

Inspiring teacher

Enthusiastic about music

Team player


High pastoral care 

Supports school ethos

Respect for Colleagues

Sense of Humour


Effective communicator

Role model

Emotionally intelligent


Good time-management skills

Good listener

Accept criticism

Inspire confidence in pupils

Communicates well with Parents

Job location

More about Leehurst Swan School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: 19 Campbell Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1722 333094
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