Head of Music

Farmor's School, Fairford, Gloucestershire


Job details

Subject Music
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary Main pay range 4 to Upper pay range 3, £30,299 to £40,490 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

The Role
The Head of Music takes responsibility for all curricular and extra-curricular music at the school. Music is taught from Year 7 to Year 13: we are proud to have maintained A Level provision in our Sixth Form. All students are taught a diverse Music curriculum at key stage 3, with the option to take it through to GCSE and beyond. We consider Music to be an essential part of a student’s education, teaching them the knowledge and skills they need to understand composition, enjoy listening to music and develop a broad, cultural appreciation of the role music plays in society. The post holder will also promote participation and excellence in extra-curricular music, including the provision of instrumental and choral opportunities and tuition.

The Person
Suitable candidates will have the ability to teach music at all key stages, and to inspire students to continue to study music and participate beyond the curriculum, including through public performances. They will be an excellent instrumentalist, ideally with competency as a pianist, leading choirs and small instrumental groups (e.g. orchestra, jazz band, rock bands).

Essential educational requirements

Degree with QTS or PGCE qualification

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Ability to teach music at all key stages
Excellent instrumentalist
Ideally with competency as a pianist
Ability to lead choirs and small instrumental groups

Employee benefits

TLR 2b

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1000 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Farmor's School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@farmors.gloucs.sch.uk

About Farmor's School

School location

The Park, Fairford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4JQ