Notre Dame School seeks to appoint a Head of Music with the energy and vision to take the department forward into its next stage of development and to expand the department by encouraging music as an A Level subject. The successful applicant will be an accomplished musician, and outstanding classroom teacher with excellent communication and administration skills.
The School has created a music department of academic strength and diversity of performance. Music is taught across the age and ability range to A2 Level. The Head of Music will provide professional leadership and management to the Music Department promoting and developing its academic reputation within the School and securing high quality teaching, effective use of resources and the highest standards of learning and achievement for all pupils.
- Good degree in a Music related subject
- Qualified Teacher Status
- Experience of teaching Key Stages 3 – 5
- Experience of organising extra-curricular activities
- Up to date with professional developments in Music and other aspects of education
- Understanding of national examination and extra-curricular requirements of Music
- Outstanding choral direction and conducting skills
- High level keyboard playing skills with the ability to accompany high-achieving singers and instrumentalists
- Excellent, efficient administrator
- The ability to inspire young people and to encourage them to engage with Music within and beyond the classroom
- A proven ability to lead and manage people to work towards a common goal
- A proven ability to work as a member of a team
- An ability to plan, organise and budget for major events, such as performances and tours
- An ability to communicate effectively with all members of the school community
- An appreciation of the aims and ethos of the School
Notre Dame School is a highly successful independent girls’ school set in 17 acres of beautiful parkland in Cobham. Notre Dame is a Catholic School and is a Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady with an ethos shaped by the life and work of St Jeanne de Lestonnac.
Notre Dame School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, prohibition and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Closing date: Tuesday, 20th February 2018
Interviews week commencing: 26th February 2018