Head of Music
  • Employer: Hornchurch High School
  • Reference: SCH/21/148867
  • Published: Thu 22/04/2021, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/05/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time hours per week
  • Salary: Teachers Main Scale/Upper Pay Scale
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hornchurch High School, Havering

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Head of Music

Hornchurch High School

Broadstone Road


RM12 4AJ

tel: 01708 691441 ex 208234

Headteacher: Ms V Masson

Hornchurch High School is part of the Partnership Learning Trust


Head of Music

Hours: Full Time

Salary: Teachers Main Scale/Upper Pay Scale (TLR Negotiable). £29,915 to £45,766 depending on experience

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: September 2021


We are looking for a dynamic Head of Music who will seek to ensure that music becomes a routine feature of the culture of our school. Our whole-school curriculum model holds both music and the performing arts more generally in high esteem, and we consider them to be essential components of a broad, rich and diverse curriculum. We have recently made a considerable investment in one-to-one instrumental music tuition for every student in our current year 7 cohort (in partnership with the Havering Music School), with a view to embedding the experience and practice of music amongst our student body. This investment is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

Any applicants should have the drive to not only be an effective teacher of music and Head of Department, but also have the will and initiative to ensure that our substantial extra-curricular investment has a long-term impact on our music provision. We want to recruit a bright and enthusiastic colleague who can help plan and invest in our new model and ensure that the department grows to embody a key aspect of our curriculum.

This is an exciting time to be joining Hornchurch High School. We have recently received a considerable investment in terms of materials and new buildings, which opened February 2020. We hope to mirror the expansion of our accommodation with an increase in staffing over the coming months and years. We were inspected by Ofsted in 2019 and secured a ‘good’ judgement. Our results have improved consecutively in the years immediately preceding the Covid pandemic (and in the awarding of CAGs in 2020).

We offer excellent training, exciting links with other school partners and provide opportunities for personal development. We have a vibrant work place with friendly, supportive colleagues and an excellent work/life balance. Both NQTs and experienced teachers are welcome to apply.

We are an aged 11-16 mixed comprehensive with good pupils, supportive parents and an excellent staff. We welcome visits to the school and if you would like to arrange a tour please contact Ann Tyler on 01708 691441 or email atyler@hornchurchhigh.com. If you have subject-related questions contact our Deputy Headteacher, Stuart McConnell at smcconnell@hornchurchhigh.com


If you think you could be the right person for us, please download an application form from the school website www.hornchurchhigh.com or complete the attached form and return it to Ann Tyler at jobapplications@hornchurchhigh.com

Closing Date: Monday 17th May 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 17th May 2021


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced Criminal Disclosure.

We welcome applicants regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

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