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Self-Employed Clarinet and Saxophone Teacher

Leicester Grammar SchoolLeicestershire

Leicester Grammar School is one of the UK's top-performing co-educational HMC independent day schools. We are looking to appoint a self-employed clarinet and saxophone teacher from mid-January until the end of the summer term in July 2021. This is to cover the planned, temporary absence of our current teacher.

This appointment is seen as key to the continued success of woodwind playing at the school, especially in light of the recent dip in recruitment, owing to the pandemic. Successful applicants for the role will be committed teachers across the age and ability range and be keen to introduce pupils to the clarinet or saxophone for the first time as well as taking on current pupils who require face-to-face lessons.

Instrumental lessons in the Music Department at the School are available to around 1200 pupils, including pupils at the Junior School (Reception - Year 6). It is envisaged that the best areas for recruitment will be from the Junior School and Years 7-8 in the Senior School.

The Music Department has adapted well to the difficulties caused by Covid, continuing to offer face-to-face instrumental lessons in the vast majority of cases, with occasional lessons taking place online as required. Ensemble work has continued in year group bubbles and on a smaller scale than usual; the successful applicant is likely to have the opportunity to contribute in this crucial area of the School’s co-curricular programme.

The School provides well-ventilated and spacious rooms for teaching that can be equipped with perspex screens, anti-viral sprays and wipes as required.

Visiting Music Teachers at the Leicester Grammar School Trust (comprising Leicester Grammar School, Leicester Grammar Junior School and Stoneygate School) are self-employed and as such bill parents directly for lessons, providing their own contracts. Charges to parents are agreed annually by the Visiting Instrumental Teachers in discussion with the Trust and are currently £40 per hour. Whilst demand for clarinet and saxophone lessons is likely to be significant, the Trust does not guarantee a particular number of pupils for any teacher.

Candidates are invited to apply by submitting a one-page CV and covering letter addressed to Mr John Barker, Director of Music. Applications should be sent via email to Mrs Erica Parsons, HR Administrator, parsonse@leicestergrammar.org.uk  .Those invited to interview will then be asked to complete a LGS Trust application form.

The closing date for applicants is 9.00am on Wednesday 6th January and interviews will take place as soon as possible after this date and by 15th January at the latest.