Head of Music, Farnham, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Weydon SchoolFarnham, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Weydon Teachers’ Pay Scale (£25,542 - £41,634) + TLR 2B £4,652 depending on experience and expertise
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, innovative and inspirational teacher with the passion and enthusiasm to fulfil a key role in the school as Head of Music, for September 2020. This post would suit somebody looking to make the move into a head of department responsibility with the support of an established head of faculty, or someone with Head of Music experience.

We welcome applications from qualified teachers with a passion and enthusiasm for music. The key is that you are enthusiastic and capable of heading up a highly effective and ambitious music department. There is tremendous opportunity to utilise your passion for music and showcase a range of instruments. A Pianist would be favourable, but a diverse range of musical skills is encouraged.

The Head of Music needs to be passionate about the extra-curricular offering at Weydon and will be a champion for ensuring the uptake and growth of the department in these areas. Weydon offers a diverse range of extra-curricular activities enjoyed by the students: these include Taiko Drumming, Rock School, Junior/Senior Choir, Concert Band, and DJ and Music Production workshops. As well as the popular Christmas Concert and Summer Production, we have also established an annual music tour.

Weydon School is a large, ambitious and outstanding school in an unspoilt area of Surrey within easy reach of London. We are the Lead School for the Weydon Multi Academy Trust, comprising ourselves, Woolmer Hill School, The Ridgeway School, The Abbey School and Farnham Heath End School. The close proximity of these schools allows lots of opportunities for staff collaboration.

The Times has recently rated Weydon School 1st across the UK for 11-16 schools, and achievements are exceptional. It has been said that we have grammar school outcomes and independent sector facilities; our ongoing and recent successes clearly demonstrate this. The Weydon School of Music is a purpose-built space with two large classrooms and six practice rooms. We have also recently built a 250-seater theatre for concerts and productions. All students have access to GarageBand on iPads as well as a large range of tuned and untuned percussion and keyboards. We are very lucky to be a well-resourced and well looked-after curriculum area.

Students are respectful and responsive and are proud to uphold the strong values of the school. Colleagues and the leadership team are highly supportive. If you join us, you will benefit from our extensive CPD programme organised in conjunction with our teaching school.

In addition to the attractive Weydon Pay Scale, we also offer free use of our gym facilities, free extra-curricular sporting activities for staff such as circuits, yoga and volleyball, international school trips, enhanced Medical Package, excellent in-house CPD, free refreshments and snacks at break times, and even drum lessons. For those looking to relocate, there is an option for convenient and affordable staff accommodation. Please ask for more information.

For more information on Weydon School, what we can offer and this role, please visit www.weydon.com 

All applications must be made on the Weydon application form, along with a supporting statement, and sent to recruitment@weydonschool.surrey.sch.uk 

Closing date: 30th March 2020.

Interview date: 1st April 2020 (we reserve the right to interview earlier than this date).

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment procedures and an enhanced DBS check. 


More about Weydon School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Weydon Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8UG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1252 725052
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Weydon is an outstanding school (Ofsted 2009) and it has a high academic success rate at both GCSE and Key Stage 3. We are consistently ranked in the top three of 11-16 comprehensives in the country, according to The Sunday Times Parent Power, with 8...