Director of Music, Sutton

Closing date:

Sutton Grammar SchoolSutton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Outer London payscale + TLR of £6578
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Vacancy for Director of Music at Sutton Grammar School

Who we are looking for

On the promotion of Jessica Taylor to an assistant headship of another school, the School seeks a musician for the role of Director of Music who will:

  •  inspire pupils in the classroom from KS3 up to A-level
  • support and lead a wide extra-curricular programme of music

The School

Sutton Grammar School is a five form (5 x 27) entry boys’ selective school that is heavily over-subscribed. There are 934 on roll with 289 in the sixth form, including 19 girls in the Lower Sixth, having this year welcomed girls into the sixth form. It is small enough to be friendly and welcoming to pupils and staff, yet large enough to support a wide and varied academic curriculum. 

The school has excellent facilities and with its central Sutton site (South London) is well placed to serve the surrounding area. It is highly regarded in the community and committed to excellence for all in a caring environment. 

The extra-curricular life of the school is rich and varied, including great strength in music and drama, sport and many other activities. We are very keen on delivering a well-rounded education and providing outlets for students’ creativity and performing skills.

Our Ofsted grading is ‘outstanding’.

The role

The Director of Music will lead our music programme both in the classroom and in providing a wide range of other musical opportunities including choirs, orchestras and ensembles. We have high standards of musical performance while having inclusive low thresholds for playing standards to join the orchestra. The other music teacher at the school is one of the assistant headteachers (Simeon Brook). There are currently ten visiting music teachers for instrumental tuition and the Director of Music is the link between these teachers and the students/parents. 

A substantial TLR payment of £6578 reflects the importance of this role in promoting high quality music in the school.

How to apply

For further details please download the files below. You may also wish to look at the school website at  The various files related to this post are also available on the vacancies link on the school website. Please use the 'apply now' button below to access the online application form for easy submission of your personal details, referees etc. 

Informal discussions with the Headmaster Gordon Ironside are welcome.
Contact details: 

     Closing Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
    Interviews:  Monday or Tuesday 23/24th April 2018

Job location

More about Sutton Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Manor Lane, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 642 3821
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