Director of Music, Potters Bar

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Dame Alice Owen's School Potters Bar

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Start date: Required for September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Dame Alice Owen's is recognised as a National leader in Music Education and Music is a popular choice at both GCSE and A level. We run 4 orchestras, 4 bands, 5 choirs including chamber music and annual musical productions.

We have 10 students in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (2017), were proud to have a BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist amongst us; are National Festival winners and have performed (and opened!) the Schools' Prom on several occasions. 

10 students a year are selected on musical aptitude and we have a large number of students attending the Junior Conservatoires, including the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. 

We have our own large, well equipped music department and concert hall with 3 FT and 3 PT staff including a music technician and administrative assistant. In 2017, 74% of GCSE Music results, 50% of A Level Music results and 67% of A Level Music tech results were graded A*-A. 97% of all students secured five or more A*-Cs at GCSE, and 82% of A level entries were graded A*- B.

We are seeking a highly motivated, committed musician to lead our thriving Music department in a school which places special emphasis on the subject. You may be new to leading a department or may already hold a similar position in your current school yet be seeking a position which offers greater scope for personal development in a stimulating, intellectually challenging environment. We would be delighted to meet you either way.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Amy Quennell, EA to the Head, by telephone: 01707 622 841 or email:

Please visit > General Enquiries > Vacancies to download an application pack. 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date: Midday on Monday, 26 March 2018.

Interview date: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 (all day).

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More about Dame Alice Owen's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Dugdale Hill Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 2DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1707 643441
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Our primary aim is to work in partnership with students and parents to ensure that students achieve their full potential
At Dame Alice Owen’s we are committed to achieving this aim through 

• striving for academic excellence;...