Director of Music, Cheshire

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Altrincham Grammar School for BoysCheshire

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Start date: Autumn Term 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR2C - currently £6, 704
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is a six-form entry 11-18 selective Academy School. This is a rare opportunity for a creative, dynamic musician and teacher to lead a successful department. The new Director of Music will have the ability to inspire and encourage participation in music across the school and at all levels. 

Working alongside senior colleagues as well as outstanding creative teachers and musicians, this exciting post provides a unique opportunity for a well-qualified and inspirational professional to lead this thriving music department in one of the leading Grammar schools in the UK from September 2020. 

The successful applicant will be a well-qualified Musician and will join a strong Department and be able to teach through the age range to able and receptive pupils. At AGSB, Music is a ‘performance’ and ‘practical’ subject. Our aim is for all students to take part in a musical performance at least once. 

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. 

The new Director of Music will be expected to take up post in September 2020.  On the interview day applicants will teach a lesson and lead a rehearsal of an ensemble. The process will also comprise of a formal and less formal meetings. An Application Form can be downloaded from:

A completed application form and a covering letter (addressed to the Head Master) should be submitted online to the Head’s PA, Mrs Margaret Brickell – 

The deadline for applications is Friday 15th November. Interviews will take place on 21st and 22nd November 2019. 

All applications will receive an acknowledgment of safe receipt. 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with details of the interview process. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Further background information is available on our website:

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to go through child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunity employer. 

More about Altrincham Grammar School for Boys
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marlborough Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2RS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 9280858
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