Hampton Court House is a fast-growing co-educational independent school situated in beautiful riverside parkland between Richmond and Hampton in southwest London. The school is all-through from Pre-Nursery to Year 13. We seek an organised and passionate Head of Performing Arts who has the enthusiasm to inspire interest in performing arts in children of all ages and who will teach a performing arts subject (ideally music).
The Head of Performing Arts will be a new role from September 2019 and the successful candidate will unite the subjects of music, drama and dance (primarily ballet). He or she will work with the existing staff to generate the vision and ethos for each course and lead the department in developing a coherent curriculum across all three strands throughout the school from the Early Years through to Sixth Form. The applicant will be able to work with existing structures as well as developing new ones to ensure that students on the different courses receive teaching of the highest possible standards and achieve excellent results.
The role will involve co-ordinating the team of around 10 peripatetic music teachers, processing applications for individual music lessons and creating a timetable spreadsheet of private music lessons at the start of each term, with assistance from the Music Administrator. He or she will also be responsible for organising concerts and shows and will collaborate with other departments on assemblies and special cultural events where possible.
The role involves liaising with parents and colleagues on a regular basis, so excellent communication skills are a must.
This is a full-time role, although we would consider four days a week for the right candidate.
If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Claire Weber (email@example.com).
Salary – negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.
A generous fee reduction is available on tuition fees for the children of all members of staff at Hampton Court House.
Hampton Court House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.