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Director of Music

Godstowe SchoolBuckinghamshire

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Director of Music who will lead our Music Department and will build on all the successes that our pupils and staff have achieved.

Godstowe is a thriving, busy school enjoying a famous reputation in its field. Approximately a third of our pupils are boarders. The School prepares children for entry, mostly at 13+ but some at 11+, into the leading independent senior schools. The School prides itself in academic excellence, whilst being non-selective at entry.

Music is one of the key areas in which our pupils excel. Godstowe pupils have gained some of the most prestigious music scholarships at Senior Schools and have consistently excelled at recognised examinations, such as ABRSM and Trinity College of Music. Whilst many of our pupils are musically gifted, for everyone at Godstowe, playing music and singing is fun. The children simply enjoy learning and performing, with astounding success.

We are looking for an inspirational person who will lead the musical effort of the School and who will be well supported by a team of highly talented and gifted teachers. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker, an analyst, a practitioner, a communicator and a practical organiser. Communications with all members of the School community are key – this is a high profile role within the School where personal presentation and the ability to liaise at all levels are substantial ingredients for success.

If you are ready for a challenge, have vision and the determination to succeed, as well as a proven record of successful teaching, we want to hear from you.

For more details about the position and how to apply, please visit the Godstowe website, at

Closing date: Friday 14 May 2021

Godstowe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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