Vacancy for a Head of Music

Available from January 2022 or earlier.

Brief person specification:

You will be a committed, enthusiastic and skilled musician and teacher able to motivate and inspire pupils, and to communicate with conviction and sensitivity. You should be receptive to new ideas and to be able to work as part of a professional team of teachers dedicated to offering high quality music education. You will have recent experience of one or more of the following:


  • Teaching specific instrument and/or or vocal skills to individuals or groups
  • Delivering music lessons across a range of ages and abilities.
  • Recognised music teaching qualification
  • Qualified Teaching Status
  • Music diploma or other evidence of achievement within your field

You will have Excellent subject knowledge, including a range of musical cultures, the ability to create a positive learning environment, to develop effective relationships within the school and with other schools as well as the ability to communicate effectively with children from a range of backgrounds and work as part of a team.

For an application form and further information please contact Alison Scobbie ascobbie@polwhelehouse.co.uk

Applications accepted up until: 8th July 20221

Interviews: week of 6th September

Polwhele House recognises and is committed to ensuring applicants and employees from all sections of the community are treated equally regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 Candidates should be aware that all posts in the school involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding children, although the extent of that responsibility will vary according to the nature of the post. At Polwhele House School we believe that the welfare of the children in our care is paramount and we are committed to the protection of them. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from any form of abuse.

 Where appropriate the successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau at the appropriate level for the post.

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