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Job Definition

  • The Director of Music will be responsible for overseeing all Music and musical activities throughout the school.
  • This will include the management of a department of teachers and peripatetic teachers and the post holder will be accountable to the Head.
  • The Director of Music will work closely with all
    department members.

    The Director of Music will be expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Have a clear strategy for the development of musical excellence and to develop engagement in pupils
  • Develop and encourage participation in music at all levels
  • Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behaviour and care of instruments
  • Oversee departmental orders in line with the music budget
  • Organise and lead regular departmental meetings, the minutes of which should be kept and circulated
  • Oversee, in liaison with the Head, the management, performance and recruitment of external
    peripatetic teachers
  • Oversee written reports from the peripatetic music teachers twice a year
  • Ensure that the school’s music equipment is organised, stored, maintained and replaced where appropriate
  • Review and update all departmental documentation and the handbook
  • Ensure new teachers/peripatetic teachers have appropriate induction
  • Plan and deliver high quality lessons in line with the agreed scheme of work for the department
  • Work proactively to develop positive home/school relations, responding swiftly and professionally to parental queries and concerns, involving the SLT when necessary
  • Teaching Music throughout the school as required
  • Identify clear learning objectives and specify how they will be taught and assessed
  • Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations
  • Evaluate own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
  • Organise and confirm all musical events and concerts/recitals
  • Draw up annual and termly calendar events and communicate these to the Head
  • Ensure all teachers in the department are fully aware of their commitment and responsibility
  • Attend termly inter-school meetings, INSETS and Heads of Department meetings
  • Liaise with department members concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods,
    record keeping etc. to provide continuity and uniformity in the department
  • Communicate with staff and with parents concerning pupils’ progress and attend Parents’
    Meetings when required
  • Co-ordinate before and after school musical activities and individual peripatetic lessons
    Director of Music
  • With the Head of Music and Head of Performing Arts, organise various musical Inter House
  • Co-ordinate the hiring of musical instruments
  • Liaise with the Director Co-Curricular and the Finance Department on co-curricular musical
    activities and transport required for events
  • As appropriate, be prepared to teach a small number of one-to-one instrumental and/or music
    theory lessons
  • Assess and monitor pupils’ work and progress
  • Writing a detailed report on each pupil at the end of designated terms and submitting schemes
    of work, planning and record keeping when required
  • Develop and lead the delivery of a suitable Music curriculum for Nursery through to Year 8.
  • Undertake administrative and organisational tasks related to the post
  • Ensure the provision of a suitable number of ensembles
  • Be involved in the School’s annual musical production
  • Suitably prepare music scholars

    Wider Responsibilities

  • Perform duties, as requested by the Head, for supervising the pupils outside the classroom
    e.g. Lunch/break etc.
  • ‘Cover’ for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and providing a cover sheet
    for colleagues if unable to attend school
  • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school
  • Oversee attractive music displays on designated boards around the school when required.
  • To attend weekly Staff Meetings, INSETs, whole school meetings and any other meetings that
    may require attendance
  • Attend after school events where necessary
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguarding their health and safety both
    on school premises and when engaged in school activities elsewhere
  • Keep up to date with curriculum developments and professional practice
  • Maintain high personal standards of appearance and behaviour and being punctual and confidential at all times
  • Attend assemblies and school functions when required


  • Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Be an inspirational, committed and highly effective practitioner, dedicated to achieving the
    best outcome for each child
  • Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools
  • Be an exceptional musician with the ability to inspire pupils of all ages and abilities
  • Promote the school’s mission and values effectively and creatively
  • Possess the desire to promote and develop music across the whole Prep school community
  • Be a proficient piano player of Grade 8 standard
  • Be able to sight-read music to a high standard
  • Possess a vision for the future of music in a leading preparatory school
  • Have the capacity to lead and inspire a team of teachers
  • Possess a love of music and teaching children of all abilities and passion for the development of musical excellence
  • Be able to build good relationships with parents and families
  • Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
  • Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment
  • Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable
  • Be pro-active, dynamic and a self-motivated member of The Banda School team
  • Be punctual and use time appropriately
  • Be a good communicator with adults and children
  • Show good organisational skills
  • Show a good level of written English
  • Be experienced in using ICT in teaching and as a tool for research and for communication.
    Familiarity with using an iPad in teaching is important
  • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils
  • Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personal and professional development
  • Be a motivator.

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