Job Description

Required for:  September 2024

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic teacher of Music to lead our successful Senior School Music department. The ideal candidate will be able to teach Music from KS3 to A level and run the wider music programme, including managing a small team of peripatetic instrumental teachers. Contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school is essential.  Willingness/experience teaching Drama/Performing Arts is also desirable.

Closing date: Friday 19 April 2024, 12 noon

Interview date: w/c 22 April 2024 (we reserve the right to interview before the closing date).

The position may be part-time (0.8) or full time depending on the applicant.  If part-time, some flexibility will be expected to cover key events as needed.

How to apply: Applicants are required to complete the Highclare School application form below and provide a short covering letter detailing your suitability for the role. Completed application forms should be returned by email to CVs will not be accepted.

Staff benefits include:

  • A competitive salary with a pension scheme (defined contribution scheme)
  • Professional development opportunities, including a generous and supportive CPD policy
  • Small class sizes and high standards of pupil behaviour
  • Supportive SLT and colleagues
  • The opportunity for innovative and creative teaching and learning opportunities without the pressures of national testing
  • Generous fee discount for staff children
  • Free flu vaccines
  • Long service recognition
  • Salary sacrifice Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Staff social events

Highclare School is committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the community we are part of. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or disability. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including referencing checks and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).