Head of Music, Esher

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Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory SchoolEsher

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Start date: Required for January 2019 (September 2018 if available)
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: dependent upon qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Music – Part-time, Permanent 

(term time only plus 3 days before and after each term)

Required to start January 2019 (or September 2018 if available) 

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience

Shrewsbury House Pre-Prep School (formerly known as Shrewsbury Lodge School) in Esher, Surrey is an independent day school for boys and girls aged from three to seven years. It was founded in 1912 and is part of the Shrewsbury House School Trust and is administered by a Board of Governors. It is a happy School with a welcoming environment.

From January 2019 (or September 2018 if available), Shrewsbury House Pre-Prep School, part of The Shrewsbury House School Trust, is seeking to appoint a part-time (3 days per week), experienced Head of Music to teach children of Nursery to Year 2 and ensure that planning, preparation, recording, assessment and reporting meet the needs of each individual child, covering their learning and social needs. The Head of Music will offer pastoral care and support, providing the children with a secure environment in which they can learn. They should have the ability to build good relationships with children, parents and colleagues and show effective communication skills. Patience, a sense of humour and a willingness to engage in ongoing professional learning are useful attributes. The successful candidate will be required to make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school, including attending whole-school annual events which may not fall in designated work hours. 

In return we can offer you

· Generous terms and conditions of employment on the Shrewsbury House Pre-Prep Teaching Payscale with membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme. Your starting salary will be determined by your level of relevant experience and qualifications

· Opportunities to develop your career

· Support from friendly, caring and professional colleagues

· A small school environment where you really get to know the children as individuals

· Other benefits such as free lunches during term time

If you would like further details, please visit the School website.

To speak to someone at the School about the vacancy please contact James Tilly, Head (e-mail: jtilly@shstrust.net).

Job description, information on the school and application form can be found on the school’s external website (http://www.shrewsburyhousepreprep.net/) by clicking on ‘Vacancies’. Applications should be emailed to the HR Administrator at recruitment@shstrust.net.

Closing date for applications: 5 pm 20 July 2018, but applicants will be considered as they are received and the school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application process. 

Interviews will be held during the summer break, if appropriate, or during the week beginning 10 September. Please state your preference on the application form. We will endeavour to accommodate your request but please understand that it may not be possible to do so.

Shrewsbury House School Trust does not use recruitment agencies to recruit, so please do not contact us.


Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a DBS [Disclosure and Barring Service] disclosure at Enhanced level, satisfactory references, medical clearance and proof of legal right to work in the UK. References will also be taken up prior to interview.

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More about Shrewsbury House Pre-Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 8 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Part Of Shrewsbury House School Trust Limited, 22 Milbourne Lane, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1372 462781