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Primary Music Specialist (Part Time)

Cathedral Primary SchoolBristol, City of

Cathedral Primary School

Primary Music Specialist (0.6FTE)

CST Teacher Pay Spine

Required from 1st September 2021

Applications are invited from charismatic, enthusiastic and suitably qualified teachers for this exciting, rewarding and demanding post.  

Cathedral Primary School is a dynamic Primary School in the heart of the city. Already having a well-established musical pedigree we are now seeking the right leader and specialist to develop this further, to ensure our children experience deep and broad opportunities in music-making. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher, an excellent musician and a strong leader.

Purpose of the role

This role will be based at Cathedral Primary School (CPS) as Specialist Music Teacher. The Primary Music Specialist will direct and develop the curriculum and wider co-curricular music offer for CPS. The role will involve teaching, leading ensembles, and developing capacity within the school.

Music and the broader arts are at the centre of the vision for Cathedral Schools Trust.  We believe in education that encourages young people to be imaginative, knowledgeable, hopeful and equipped to make significant decisions. The trust values diversity and encourages excellence, striving for our students to be full of hope and potential. Music plays an important role in the life of our schools, enhancing the sense of community via performance and celebration. 

Candidates must share the vision for Cathedral Primary School as a centre of excellence for primary education. As part of the Cathedral Schools Trust family of schools we hope that all staff will make a positive impact on the lives and experiences of the children, parents and carers of the community.

The Head Teacher wishes to appoint:

An individual who shares the vision for Cathedral Primary School as a centre of excellence for primary education with an exceptional music curriculum;

  • An outstanding musician;
  • An experienced teacher with an excellent understanding of Primary provision;
  • An individual with experience of teaching across year groups, either in your current role or in your teaching practice;
  • An outstanding and inspirational teacher who is committed to providing high quality learning and experiences for all children;
  • A creative teacher who is experienced in curriculum innovation and development; 
  • A teacher who appreciates the importance of a musically enriched curriculum;
  • An ambitious teacher who is committed to professional development.

Staff at Cathedral Primary School work in close partnership with Bristol Cathedral Choir School (BCCS), one of Bristol’s most successful and oversubscribed state schools. This partnership offers our staff fantastic opportunities for personal and professional development and to work with a group of committed professionals within the Cathedral Schools Trust.

For the right candidate, there is scope to work across the Trust and support the Director of Specialism in raising standards across our other primary schools. This could involve coaching other leaders and teachers, demonstrating outstanding practice in curricular and co-curricular settings and reviewing and redesigning our current provision. This further opportunity can be discussed at the interview.

Method of application

Apply online via TES. 

Further information about the school can be found on our website. Candidates are very welcome to contact the school to discuss an out-of-hours visit. In addition, there is a virtual tour of the school building available on the homepage of our website. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Mrs Sara Yarnold, Head Teacher, via email to


Applications should be received by midnight on Sunday 7th March 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th March 2021.


Please note that all posts at the School are subject to initial and periodic checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service as the school takes every measure possible to ensure the safeguarding of its students.

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