Oundle School is one of the country’s leading HMC co-educational boarding and day schools and enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence supported by outstanding pastoral care.
To start September 2019, we are seeking a motivated individual to be a Teacher of Music who will deliver lessons of quality, ensuring all pupils reach their potential across the diverse needs of the department. Positive, dynamic, malleable and creative characters best suit our department, and we enjoy working with musicians willing and able to contribute to the department’s considerable extra-curricular offering. For the suitable candidate, the position of Head of Academic Music may also be available.
The Music Department is housed in an old Georgian Rectory, now the Gascoigne Building, providing an attractive and well-equipped environment for music education near the centre of the School and the town. The School has a deservedly formidable reputation for music: c.50 music teachers deliver over 860 instrumental lessons each week; more than 40 ensembles, tiered in terms of ability, rehearse each week, and throughout the year a diverse and plentiful diet of concerts, services, events and tours abound. The department owns a fleet of 54 pianos, its own Music Library, and the Chapel has three organs. The School has around 100 Music Award holders, which are awarded at 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry.
Academic Music is taught in classes to all First and Second Form pupils (years 7 and 8). Pupils in the Third Form choose to study the subject as one of three practical choices out of six. GCSE and A Level have good numbers of pupils in each year group (around 25 and 7 respectively) studying the Edexcel syllabus, along with a Sixth Form Diploma course option. We typically see around eight pupils a year taking diplomas, and one or two going on to study music at Conservatoire and University. Music Technology is presently taught as a co-curricular activity. There are weekly classes in theory and aural training.
Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire famous for its beautiful Georgian streets and impressive limestone buildings. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl theatre. The town has a range of independent shops, coffee houses, pubs and eateries. Encircled by the river Nene, the town is also blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside with many picturesque villages nearby.
For those moving into the area, accommodation may be available at a discounted rate. Other benefits include a salary on the generous Oundle pay scale.
An application pack and job descriptions can be downloaded from our website www.oundleschool.org.uk/Employment-Opportunities
Closing date: Thursday 23 May 2019 (9 am)
Interview date: Wednesday 5 June 2019
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.