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Music Teacher/Head of Music – Maternity Cover

Roundwood Park SchoolHertfordshire

Music Teacher/Head of Music – Maternity Cover Teachers Pay Scale (+ TLR 2b if the leadership role is included) Full-time or Part-time Start date:  January 2022

Roundwood Park is an outstanding secondary school based in Harpenden. It enjoys an excellent reputation, both locally and nationally, and has an expanding Sixth Form.

We are looking for maternity cover for our Head of Music.  Right across the Expressive Arts, the school is a very lively place, both inside and beyond the curriculum, and Music is no exception. 

The note attached to this advert gives some more information about the teaching, and the first-class facilities that the department enjoys. Ideally, we would like our successful applicant to take on the leadership of Music, for which a TLR is available.  However, this is not absolutely essential.

If you would like to visit before deciding whether to apply, please contact Ian Stowe, HR Manager, on 01582 714031 or at

If you are viewing this vacancy on a web recruitment platform, application is via the form and process on that platform. If on our school website, your application should be submitted using the Word document application form on our Vacancies page and emailed to Ian Stowe, HR Manager, at Either way, your personal statement or covering letter is of particular importance, and must set out why you believe you are a good candidate for this role.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare. We also have a sincere commitment to equal opportunity and we celebrate diversity, including in our staff recruitment.

We welcome applications from all sections of our community very warmly, and we recognise the huge strength and opportunity that comes from diversity in all aspects of our make-up.

We will need to obtain references in advance of interview for any candidate short-listed, and all job offers are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. We will interview as suitable applications are received.

Closing date: 10/12/2021 08:00:00

Interview date: TBC

We are a large, mixed 11-18 school in beautiful Harpenden, graded Outstanding by OFSTED. We are heavily over-subscribed and have a large and still-expanding Sixth Form. But really that tells you so little about us………… The reasons why this is a great place to work include the things that make us uniquely Roundwood Park, and are the same sort of reasons why we think that parents choose us for their children:

  • A truly modern and inclusive school, for our students and for our staff
  • It’s about the whole person.
  • We want our student-leavers to be more than just well-qualified; we want them to be confident, positive and determined to change the world for the better. And the same for our staff; we provide great opportunities for training, development and progression, as teachers, subject leaders, pastoral leaders, support specialists……….
  • We have a great reputation for the training programme that we wrap around our NQTs
  • Not letting go of the traditional values of smart appearance, excellent behaviour and integrity, but bringing in excitement and innovation too   
  • A Leadership Team who are trusted and respected by staff, parents and students, and who are highly visible throughout the school day.  
  • Accessible to all, with extensive and genuine engagement with all staff
  • A sincere commitment to equal opportunity and a celebration of diversity, including in our staff recruitment. 
  • We welcome applications from all sections of our community very warmly, and we recognise the huge strength and opportunity that comes from diversity in all aspects of our make-up
  • An extensive Student Voice including a Student Leadership Group with energy, ideas and responsibilities, giving students the opportunity to develop non-academic life skills and behaviours, and who showcase how closely our students exemplify our school ethos
  • We think of ourselves as family-friendly, and we welcome part-time staff, understanding that work and family commitments are in a balance that ebbs and flows over time 
  • A genuine commitment to wellbeing for all, that has been part of our DNA going back long before ‘wellbeing’ became a slogan     
  • We have great facilities: extensive integration of IT, both software and hardware; light and bright classrooms; excellent access to specialist laboratories, workshops and other teaching spaces; wonderful sports facilities
  • We have a great sense of fun, and we laugh a lot. Our House system is exceptionally vibrant and engaging, for students and for staff, with activities for all (often fiercely competitive, regardless of talent!)
  • Our setting is truly beautiful, backing onto parkland and fields, but with a very quick train connection to central London Have a look at the sections of our website that tell you more about LIFE, ASPIRE and the Roundwood Park Leaver, to get a better ideas of our ethos.  

Although there is no substitute for a visit……. 

Staff benefits 

As well as being a great place to work, being a member of staff at Roundwood Park gives you:

  • A salary that is aligned to STP&C and NJC pay scales and awards    
  • Occupational sickness and maternity/paternity schemes     
  • Chrome books for teachers
  • Flu vaccinations
  • On-site parking
  • Free use of our Fitness Suite
  • Cycle-to-Work Scheme * 

Staff terms and conditions may be reviewed from time to time  

Alan Henshall Headteacher

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