Head of Music Bishop Wordsworth's Church of England Grammar School, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Job description

We are looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic Head of Music to join our popular and successful department. Music has a high profile in the school and the successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to teach up to A level standard alongside Choir Master duties and other specified roles. They will play a key role in the co-ordination and arrangement of all musical activities for students throughout the school and lead a diverse and aspiring programme of choral music as well as assimilating the new sixth form girls into a VI Form chamber choir together with leading and managing the peripatetic teaching staff. Good keyboard skills are essential.

The school choir plays a very important part in the life of the school and is one of the busiest extra-curricular activities at BWS; it contributes greatly to the monthly Salisbury Cathedral Services and sings regularly in concerts in the Cathedral as well as in major venues both in the UK and abroad. The successful candidate will need to have a real drive and enthusiasm for continued high standards of music throughout BWS and will be fully committed to the extra-curricular music programme and in school life in general.

Essential educational requirements

Graduate

Essential qualifications

PGCE

Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate will be expected to have the ability to teach up to A level standard alongside Choir Master duties and leading and managing the peripatetic teaching staff. Good keyboard skills are essential.

Employee benefits

We will offer you: TLR2c
• Leadership of a well-established successful choir
• A comprehensive program of CPD
• The support of a highly experienced friendly team
• Well-motivated and able students
• Engaging curriculum experience
• Extra-curricular and international trips and visits
• Access to onsite gym and sport facilities
• Teachers’ Pension Scheme


About Bishop Wordsworth's Church of England Grammar School

Bishop Wordsworth’s School is a unique school in a unique place. Boys come to us from all types of background, united by their aptitude for an academic education. It is our privilege to foster every boy’s ability, and equip him to excel. The school is renowned for its strong academic tradition and outstanding results, but educational quality here goes well beyond examinations. We fuel boys’ wider intellectual curiosity, promote artistic expression, and give opportunities for leadership and personal development. A day at Bishop’s brings genuine breadth of activity, challenge and pace, making this a stimulating environment for staff and pupils alike.

Address
Exeter Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2ED
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
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