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Job details
Employer Dame Bradbury's School
Location Saffron Walden
Salary The Stephen Perse Foundation has its own competitive salary scale.
Contract type Part Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts April 2018


Music and performing arts have flourished over the previous 4 years and we are proud of our diverse and vibrant departments. Productions, often musical in their nature, are performed by all pupils in all year groups throughout the year, annual concerts in professional venues such as West Road in Cambridge and Saffron Hall in Saffron Walden celebrate high standards of class and group music and recitals help to give individual instrumentalists an opportunity to perform. The music and performing arts departments have an extensive group of peripatetic teachers and it is usual for upwards of 60% of pupils aged 7-11 to study an individual instrument from violin and cello through to bass guitar and drums. An extensive range of clubs encompassing classical and contemporary music, some led by music teachers and others led by peripatetic staff give further opportunities for pupils to develop their skills and interests. 

Specific Responsibilities  

Under the direction of the Head of Music and Performing Arts:

● To contribute to the teaching of music in Kindergarten through to Year 3 

● Contribute to the extra-curricular activities of music

● Participate in the development of schemes of work and resources

● To contribute to cross-curricular learning and related learning programmes as appropriate

● To participate in the development of programmes of study and schemes of work

● To produce reports and provide assessment data as required

Additional specific responsibilities:

●  To contribute to extra-curricular and enrichment activities as appropriate

●  Participate in departmental trips

As a Member of the Music Department:

● To participate in appropriate meetings with colleagues and parents as required

● To carry out a share of supervisory duties and examination invigilation in accordance with school procedures

● To carry out a share of cover duties for absent staff as required

● To take part in entrance procedures and Open Events as appropriate

● To contribute to the extracurricular life of the School

● To assist in the promotion of the subject within and outside school as appropriate

● To assist in departmental administrative tasks

As part of a community of learners:

● To take part in the professional development programme

● To attend induction, training and briefing sessions as required

● To keep up to date with developments within school and in relation to your discipline

● To keep abreast of developments in digital learning

General responsibilities:

● To build and maintain good working relationships with all Foundation colleagues

● To assist as necessary in other Foundation areas at peak times

● To work at all times towards the aims and goals of the Foundation and any individual objectives and targets you may have agreed

● To proactively identify areas for improvement within the Foundation

● To act in accordance with Data Protection principles at all times

● To adhere at all times to Foundation Operational and Employment policies and procedures

● To take responsibility for own Health and Safety and that of your colleagues

This job description is not necessarily comprehensive and the position holder will be required to carry out such other duties as may be reasonably required within the general scope and level of the post. 


Interviews will be held on 14th December 2017.

About the employer

Information about Dame Bradbury's School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 11 years
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Locations and contacts

Ashdon Road
Saffron Walden
CB10 2AL
United Kingdom