St Edmund’s School

Job vacancy details

Teacher of Music (Head of Department)

Location: Hindhead GU26 6BH


Working Pattern: For September 2017 Full time • Permanent

Closing date: 5 May 2017


Required an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher of Music. The ideal candidate will be able to offer Music in the Prep and Senior School and teach up to Year 11 (GCSE). The school has a proud choral tradition. The Director of Music leads a team which includes one full-time music teacher, one part-time music teacher, a group of peripatetic instrumental teachers, and is supported by a Music Administrator. St Edmund’s is an expanding and successful school for 400+ girls and boys aged 2 to 16. The current Director of Music is leaving to pursue external professional opportunities. The position is offered full-time but substantial part-time may be considered. Early applications are encouraged.

St Edmund’s is thriving with numbers the highest in its 140 year history. Average class sizes are small, circa fourteen pupils (and often below ten in GCSE teaching groups). This is an interesting and challenging opportunity to join a successful team during a period of transition. Further general information on the school may be found on the website

The school was inspected by ISI in January 2014 and all academic and pastoral areas were graded “Excellent”. Extracts included: … “pupils make a high rate of progress in relation to others of similar ability. Pupils with SEND make excellent progress and achieve as well as their peers … the progress of those identified as academically able is high”; … “small class sizes enable teachers to give pupils individual feedback and support as the lesson is progressing and helps the pupils to move their learning forward”; … “relationships amongst pupils, and between pupils and staff, are excellent with high levels of respect, understanding and regard for each other”; … “The teaching demonstrates the teacher’s secure subject knowledge, using clear learning objectives. It exhibits fun, pace and challenge and an imaginative range of methods is used to keep pupils interested and engaged”; … “Pupils’ high levels of achievement are attained largely as a result of the excellent teaching that is highly effective in promoting pupils’ rapid progress.” The full report is available via our website.

A material change inspection by DfE in May 2015 rated the academic provision and planning for the senior years to be excellent.

A combined information and application form may be obtained from Richard Taylor (Deputy Head Academic) by email at or by phone on 01428 604808. The closing date is Friday 5th May although earlier applications are encouraged. Applications by email are preferred and interviews will take place in the holidays or first half of next term.

Please note that the school takes very seriously its responsibility for safeguarding the children in its care and the successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced CRB/DBS vetting.

To Apply:

St Edmund’s School
Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6BH
Tel: 01428 604 808