Music at Stephen Perse
Music is central to the life of the Stephen Perse Foundation and thrives both within and beyond the curriculum. Very large numbers of students take part in the eight choirs, four orchestras, three bands and numerous chamber music groups which rehearse across the Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form College each week, and standards of performance in the many concerts and events which take place each year are very high. Full use is made of the wide range of performance venues available in the vicinity, including the Senior School Hall, the magnificent University Concert Hall, local churches and college chapels.
Five members of permanent staff and almost thirty visiting teachers are responsible for the class and instrumental/vocal teaching for the students from Year 3 upwards. Within the Junior School music curriculum, there is a particular focus on performing. All students in Year 4 spend one lesson in each week performing as a year-group orchestra, and in Years 5 and 6, all students are timetabled simultaneously and perform in either a guitar group, one of two recorder groups, or one of two orchestral ensembles, as appropriate to their level. A large number of activities take place in the Junior School before and after school, and during lunchtimes.
We are looking for a teacher with wide ranging musical interests and skills who can maintain high standards of both instrumental and vocal performance. In particular, we have a major concert in June in the University Concert Hall in which every child in the Junior School participates; planning and rehearsing this concert, with the support of colleagues in the music department and the Junior School as a whole, will be a key focus of this role. The Junior School music teacher also teaches a small number of lessons to Year 7 and 8 classes in the Senior School.
If you are interested in this position, more information about the role and how to apply can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.
Closing date: 24th November 2017
Interview date: 4th December 2017