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  • Earliest start date

    1 September 2023

  • Latest start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time:  The post will be with effect from 01 September 2023 or 01 January 2024  Permanent / Full time Contract

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £29,123 and £43,799

What skills and experience we're looking for

This exciting new post is an ideal opportunity for a talented musician with a real drive and enthusiasm for the subject to bring new perspectives and skills that will inspire and motivate our students. The successful candidate will help to introduce music technology to the curriculum under the Director of Music, as well as delivering elements of the traditional music curriculum.

The post-holder will help to promote a culture that helps to develop confidence for students of all levels of experience and aptitude, so that they can both learn and perform – and enjoy doing both! They must be a team player and will be expected to take an active involvement in the department’s work across the board and in school life more generally.

Bishop Wordsworth’s School is a unique school in a unique place where we fuel pupils’ wider intellectual curiosity, extending their knowledge and understanding beyond the narrow confines of exam syllabi. We aim to engender a passion for learning together with the skills required to pursue that passion independently.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:

  • A comprehensive program of CPD
  • The support of a highly experienced friendly department
  • Well-motivated and able students
  • Engaging curriculum experience
  • Extra-curricular and international trips and visits
  • Access to onsite sport facilities
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

Bishop Wordsworth’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant re-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance.

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About Bishop Wordsworth's Church of England Grammar School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1178 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

History and tradition
Bishop John Wordsworth intended that his school should provide a centre of academic excellence in the heart of Salisbury. Since 1890 Bishop’s has fulfilled that mission, and today we educate 1,176 students aged between 11 and 18 which include approximately 130 girls in our now fully co-educational sixth form. Under the shadow of the Cathedral spire our eclectic buildings span the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries, reflecting the school’s heritage. This creates a very special atmosphere in which students are conscious, on a daily basis, of their part in a long tradition of academic endeavour.

Admission on ability
As a Church of England Grammar School and Academy, we set our own entrance test and policy on admissions. Any student living within reasonable travelling distance of Salisbury is welcome to apply and students from the broadest range of schools and backgrounds thrive here.

High expectations and high achievement
‘Bishop’s is one of the best-performing schools in the country and outstanding levels of success are part of everyday life. We never take this for granted, however, and continuously support and encourage our students to commit themselves fully to all that they do. Well aware of our expectations, our students relish the opportunity to aim high and achieve their goals. Every student is encouraged to find something at which they excel and to develop self-confidence as a result’.

Christian values
Our Church school ethos permeates the fabric of life here – from regular worship in the Cathedral and our Chapel, through religious education, to the way we operate as a community. We welcome students of all faiths or none, but the Christian values of concern for one other, respect and tolerance provide a moral compass that influences everyone, both personally and culturally.

Spirit of togetherness
As the school motto ‘veritas in caritate’ (truth through caring) suggests, consideration and thoughtfulness are central to life at Bishop’s. Right from day one, we work hard to make students feel valued and welcome. Within each year there are five tutor groups of around 32 students, led by form tutors. During Year 7 we monitor these groups carefully, knowing that the happier students are, the quicker they will settle in and flourish. If problems arise the form tutor or the relevant Head of School are the first points of contact and Heads of School operate an ‘open door’ policy whenever possible. Every sixth form student is allocated a personal mentor.

Academic life
Rigour, depth and breadth characterise academic life at Bishop’s. Students enjoy being taught by highly qualified subject specialists. Teachers teach so that students do well – but also to extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the narrow confines of exam syllabi. Throughout, we aim to engender a passion for learning and the development of skills to pursue that passion independently. In and out of school there are countless opportunities for students to develop their academic interests – workshops, lectures, master classes, fieldwork and more. Students regularly take part in school and national competitions, with many gaining success both within and beyond the curriculum.

A broad extra-curricular programme helps students to understand more of the world, to challenge themselves and to grow as individuals. At Bishop’s we aim to provide many and varied opportunities, so that every student has the chance to find new interests and achieve great things. Competitive sport is in the lifeblood of the school. Rugby, Cross Country, Athletics, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Netball, Cricket and more figure in the sporting calendar, with regular fixtures against schools across Wiltshire and the South West of England. While we are justly proud of our outstanding reputation for sporting success both regionally and nationally, we value equally the commitment of students who give their best to an activity they enjoy.

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