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Teacher of Music

Westminster SchoolWestminster

Westminster School are seeking a candidate of the highest calibre to join a large and dynamic Music Department and make a valued contribution to the future development and direction of Music at Westminster. 

Music plays an integral part of life at Westminster. Pupils are encouraged to learn and participate as fully as possible in a weekly routine of rehearsals, recitals and concerts. Many internationally renowned musicians have been educated at the school including Henry Purcell, Adrian Boult, Roger Norrington, Ian Bostridge, George Benjamin, Julian Anderson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christian Mason, Mika, Dido and members of the band Clean Bandit.

The successful applicant will be a first-rate musician and an engaging and intellectually curious classroom practitioner with a true passion for music education and an infectious love of the subject. Applications are welcomed from experienced teachers or teachers that are new to the profession. The successful applicant will contribute fully to both the academic and co-curricular sides of the Department’s activities.

The ability to teach Music from Key Stage 3 (Year 9), through GCSE, to A Level is essential, and the successful candidate will want to work closely with the Head of Academic Music in further developing engaging curricula across all year groups. The post holder will have a track record of academic musical excellence, and a desire to support our students in fulfilling their musical potential as they prepare for GCSE, A Level, and university entrance.

On a co-curricular front, the post holder will be given opportunities to direct and coach ensembles both within their particular specialism and outside it, in order to benefit their career development.  

Westminster is one of the UK’s leading academic institutions and is the only ancient London school to occupy its original site. Situated close to Parliament and Westminster Abbey, together with the stimulating diversity of the South Bank and West End, the School has a special atmosphere.

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The closing date for applications is midday on 4 February 2021.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 22 February 2021.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date for applications, so an early application is encouraged.

Westminster 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 with past employers and the DBS.

The School is a Registered Charity (no 312728).