• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    7 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    21 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Part-time only
Contract type

Job summary

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen at Robert May’s School for a Head of Music following an internal promotion.

We are seeking a colleague who has the drive and ambition to further develop the Music department and deliver outstanding attainment, progress and outcomes for our students.

You will be leading a highly successful and forward-thinking department in this large and growing secondary school, teaching across the age and attainment range at both Key Stage 3 and 4 in an environment where students are well behaved and keen to do well.

Music is a thriving and well-respected department within the school and local community. It is well resourced with a wide range of musical instruments and music technology; the department has a large range of extra-curricular music clubs including two a cappella groups, two Boys’ Choirs, a mixed Chamber Choir, Musical Theatre group, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and String Orchestra. The department also offers a wide variety of instrumental lessons with peripatetic teachers delivering instrument/singing tuition each week. The department puts on a musical production each year in collaboration with the Drama department with over 150 students taking part. GCSE Music results are consistently in the top 20% of the country and we have a high number of students opting for the subject before they reach Year 10.

At RMS, we are looking for someone who:

• Is passionate about Music and engaging students in the subject
• Has a clear vision for teaching Music and the skills to fulfil that vision
• Has excellent subject knowledge and strong teaching skills, with a proven track record of success in teaching Music at GCSE
• Has experience of leading Music performances across a school
• Is able to build positive relationships with all learners and is committed to raising attainment of all students
• Has the creativity, experience and organisational skills to drive the continued development of the Music team
• Is willing to commit to extracurricular activities that add value to the school and local community

In return, we can offer:

• Excellent support and fantastic opportunities for continuing professional development
• High priority given to staff and student wellbeing
• A dedicated and hardworking team who place excellent student outcomes at the heart of everything
• Supportive families who value education and great students who want to learn
• A well-resourced curriculum area
• A broad, exciting and personalised curriculum with a focus on collaborative planning
• Consistently excellent student attainment and progress

We have high expectations of all our students and are committed to the personal and professional development of our staff.

Employee benefits

TLR 2b (£4,785 FTE / £3,828 pro-rata)

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1262 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01256 702700

About Robert May's School

Robert May’s School, which dates from 1694, is a high attaining and oversubscribed 11-16 Academy school with a distinctive ethos based on the charitable principles of our founder. We are situated in a semi-rural setting in Hampshire, near Junction 5 of the M3 with good rail and road access.

Arranging a visit to Robert May's School

We would welcome the opportunity for an informal discussion or visit. Please contact Lisa Shackleton, HR Officer on 01256 702700 or email lisa.shackleton@rmays.com for further information or to arrange a visit.

School location

West Street, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1NA

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