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Teacher of Music (temporary, 1 year)

Alleyn's SchoolDulwich, South London

Our community is warm, caring and inclusive. We greatly value our committed and hard-working staff, whose dedication makes possible the achievements of our pupils.

We are seeking to appoint a full time teacher of Music for one academic year from Thursday 2 September 2021.

This post could suit either an experienced teacher, someone seeking NQT status (we can offer a full induction programme) or an exceptional graduate wanting to enter the profession (again, we have a full training and induction programme in place).

The ideal candidate for the post will be an enthusiastic and well-qualified musician who is educated to degree level.  The ability to motivate and inspire (both students and teachers) is vital as well as being able to work as part of a strong team.

The Music Department

Music is integral to life at Alleyn’s. The musical life of our School is rich and diverse, and everyone is encouraged to participate in co-curricular musical activities beyond the classroom.

With more than 40 ensembles rehearsing each week, and over 50 performance opportunities in the course of a single year, we truly believe there is something for everyone.

The Music Department is particularly well-resourced and offers outstanding facilities, small teaching groups and a commitment to excellence.

The working environment is excellent and the staff engender a good-humoured and highly motivated atmosphere; relationships between the full-time staff and the visiting instrumental staff are excellent and highly valued.

To find out more about this job and about Alleyn's, full details can be found here in the job specification,  and also attached below as a pdf.

Alleyn's has its own competitive salary scale and accommodation may be available.


If you wish to apply, everything you need is available using the links below or on our website.  Our application form needs to be completed, together with the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, and we also require a CV and a covering letter addressed to Mrs Jane Lunnon, the Head, explaining why you are interested in this particular position at Alleyn’s and why you think it would suit you at this time in your career.

The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 4 March 2021

Interviews are planned for Thursday 11 March, and further details will be sent to invited applicants.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an application, you are very welcome to contact the Personnel Administrator (, 020 8299 8009)

Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date, and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

We are 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.

Alleyn’s School is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications for all posts from appropriately qualified persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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