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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    7 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Great Marlow School is a successful, highly regarded, and popular school. We are looking for a teacher with outstanding subject knowledge to join the Music Department in a full or part-time capacity, with a commitment to delivering creative and engaging lessons across KS3, KS4 and KS5. Applications are welcomed from teachers new to the profession and those with experience who would like to further their career in this dynamic learning environment. There may be the opportunity to work part time for the successful candidate. Candidates should also be confident in using effective strategies to motivate ALL learners and in promoting the enjoyment of the subject across all year groups.

Under the inspiring leadership of our Head of Department, music at Great Marlow School is an increasinglypopular GCSE and A Level option. (Eduqas specifications). The department engenders a good-humoured and highly motivated atmosphere, with music-making at its core focus.There are 5 instrumental teaching rooms including a computer room (running Sibelius and Ableton).Currently we have a Head of Music, one full-time teacher/ one part-time Teacher of Music, and a music administrator. In addition, the school has visiting instrumental teachers for brass, drum kit, guitar, strings, vocal and woodwind lessons.

The department runs an extensive extra-curricular programme. At present, we have a Jazz Band, Wind Band, Wind Septet, Show Choir, Lower School Choir, Piano Duets,Band Academy and Rock and Pop Bands.


- Passion for Music

-High levels of energy, personal drive, adaptability, and resilience.

- Devoted to fulfilling the potential in every pupil.

- Leading extra-curricular ensembles

-Contribute significantly to the programme of concerts, performances, and events


-Have competent keyboard or guitar skills

- Experience teaching KS4/KS5 or willing to train

-Have experience of using music technology

What the school offers its staff

Great Marlow School offers:

  • a superb learning environment
  • first rate professional development and outstanding opportunities for career progression
  • an opportunity to be part of an exceptional, fast developing organisation
  • an excellent induction programme for all staff new to the school
  • superb support from a successful, highly strategic leadership team
  • outstanding school facilities
  • subsidised gym membership

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all staff must share this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to personnel@gms.bucks.sch.uk

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About Great Marlow School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1442 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Great Marlow School is a large co-educational secondary school located in the town of Marlow, Buckinghamshire. The school has around 1,450 students aged 11-19, with over 200 attending the sixth form. Founded in 1961, the school converted to academy status in 2011 and in the last six years has invested £9 million in developing the school facilities including a state of the art sports centre, sixth form centre and performing arts accommodation. The Redgrave Sports Centre was named after former pupil and Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave, he opened in the centre in May 2013. The school and the sports centre are a 'hub' of the local community and host events and activities throughout the evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Arranging a visit to Great Marlow School

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