Hereward House School is a small, friendly, IAPS school where music plays an integral part in the life of the pupils. Nearly all pupils play a musical instrument, many from Year 1.
The school runs an Orchestra of about 60 boys (almost half the senior school), a school choir and numerous ensemble bands. Pupils learn piano, strings, brass, woodwind, and percussion, from a team of 12 peripatetic teachers. This is supplemented by weekly music lessons up to Year 6 and each class has one informal concert a term. In recent years boys have gained Music Scholarships and Exhibitions to schools such as Eton and Westminster.
From September 2019 (or sooner,) we require a well-qualified, enthusiastic and committed candidate to take up the position of Director of Music.
The main focus of the role will be to rehearse and lead our School Orchestra and School Choir. Both have weekly rehearsals in preparation for major Christmas and Summer Concerts, as well as the School’s ‘Grand Biennial’ concert. The Director of Music is expected to organise and accompany these performances, along with the weekly class concerts and termly ensemble concerts.
The Director of Music oversees the musical tuition within the department, liaising with peripatetic teachers to keep abreast of pupils’ musical progress in lessons and examinations. The Director of Music also teaches Music Theory as an academic subject to a few classes during the school year.
The right candidate will be able to direct large musical ensembles and concerts. They will also have the ability to plan a diverse and exciting annual music programme to positively enhance the general musical direction of the school.
The position is a part time an offers up to 2.5 days a week.
To apply please fill out the TES online application form. Alternatively please complete the attached application form below and return either by email to Office@herewardhouse.co.uk, or in writing to Mr Evans, Hereward House School, 14 Strathray Gardens, London, NW3 4NY.
Hereward House 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 checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Closing date: Friday, 24th January