Head of Music, SW London/Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Hinchley Wood SchoolSW London/Surrey

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: London Fringe plus TLR 2.3 (£6,215)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

From September 2018

If you are a talented, highly motivated musician with the energy, commitment, experience and vision to lead our Music Department we would love to hear from you.   

The department is a vibrant and exciting place to work and we are seeking someone to continue to develop the prominence of music as a key part of the life of the school.    

Hinchley Wood is an inclusive, high achieving and highly sought after school with 1,300 students on roll including 220 in our 6th form. Located on the borders of SW London, we pride ourselves on celebrating student progress and development as well as academic achievement.  In 2017 our Progress 8 score put us in the top 10% of schools nationally, and we are regularly in the 100 top performing schools in England and Wales in terms of the progress our students make between the end of Key Stage 2 and their GCSEs.  

The Music Department is very well resourced with two teaching rooms, an additional ICT suite furnished with 20 new Apple Mac computers, a fully equipped recording studio and suite of practice rooms for our team of 12 peripatetic music teachers.  The work of the department is supported by a part-time administrator and a full-time music technician.    

This role is suitable for an experienced practitioner looking for a middle management role and able to take music to the next level in terms of academic performance, student participation and enjoyment.  We offer teaching staff at Hinchley Wood School: 

• a competitive salary (London Fringe Pay Scale)  

• Two week Autumn half term and a minimum two week break over the Christmas period  

• Friday afternoon non-contact time  

• interest free travel/relocation loan  

• on site gym and

• professional development support and an extensive CPD programme.    


We welcome pre-application visits, please contact us on 020 8339 3902 or via email:   hmorey@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk   Application packs are available from our website http://www.hinchleywoodschool.co.uk/243/vacancies     

Closing date for applications:               Tuesday 27th February 2018 (9am)  


Hinchley Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The position advertised is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Claygate Lane, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8398 7161
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