Peripatetic Trombone Teacher, Merton

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Wimbledon High SchoolMerton

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Start date: Required from September 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Peripatetic Trombone Teacher to join a thriving Music Department within a highly-successful girls’ school. 

The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching students from Year 3 to Year 13 and will be interested in developing the role within the wider Music Department. They will be able to teach the Trombone and will lead our Trombone Group. The department has a rare instrument scheme and 8 PBone Trombones to help encourage pupils to take up the instrument. It is hoped that the post holder will help to raise the profile of the instrument throughout the school. 

The post holder will be engaged on a self-employed basis and will be expected to be available for at least a half day per week, term time only. They will be responsible for creating their own timetable to ensure weekly lessons of 35-minutes are taught to their pupils. The role is estimated to involve a half a day of teaching, with the hope that this will increase as more pupils take the instrument up. 1 on 1 and group lessons are currently offered. Candidates will ideally be on the DBS Update Service.

Wimbledon High School is a highly-successful girls’ school situated within a few minutes of Wimbledon Station. Music making is at the heart of school life, with music being heard regularly across the school.

The Music Department is high-performing with annual tours, CD recordings and concerts in central London venues. The department is academically strong with 100% Grade 9 or 8 at GCSE and 100% A*-B at A Level in 2018. Our team of 25 Peripatetic Musicians produce excellent results in termly ABRSM examinations, with 74% of pupils taking ABRSM examinations gaining either a Merit or Distinction grade in 2017/18.

Further details of the position and the application form are available by clicking the apply button. 

Completed application forms and a cover letter addressed to the Director of Music, Mr Richard Bristow, should be emailed to Human Resources at

The closing date is 9am on Monday 17th June 2019.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Wimbledon High School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Wimbledon High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Mansel Road, London, SW19 4AB, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8971 0900
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