Teacher of Music, West Berkshire

Closing date:

The Downs SchoolWest Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Range
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Music 

Closing Date: 19 May 2019

Proposed Start Date: September 2019

Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Range 

Contract type: Full-time (Part-time will be considered)

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of Music. The music department forms part of our Performing Arts Faculty and therefore you may also be required to teach a small amount of the performing arts curriculum.

At KS4, Edexcel GCSE and BTEC Music are offered as separate choices and both courses have a good uptake in year 10 and 11.   The Eduqas specification is studied at KS5.

We have a number of formal and informal concerts and showcases throughout the year, including tours overseas. There is also a school production that runs annually, the latest being Les Miserables which was a huge success.

You will:

  • have a commitment to ensuring that all students reach their potential
  • be an excellent music practitioner who can inspire students to learn
  • be able to expand upon our extra-curricular activities

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful and oversubscribed school, judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.   The roll is over 1200 with a well-established Sixth Form.  Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’. 

The Downs School has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the A34.

More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site www.thedownsschool.org or by contacting Mrs  N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on 01635 270000 or nkenyon@thedownsschool.org  Please return your applications by 19 May 2019 to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail recruitment@thedownsschool.org   

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6AD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1635 270000
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The Downs School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form, located in Compton, Berkshire. The school carries the motto "Learning together, learning for life". One of its former attendees is professional footballer Theo...