Published
May 16, 2024
Location
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for a talented musician and teacher to join our thriving Music Department. 
Salary
Competitive
Working Pattern
Part Time
Closing Date
June 16, 2024

Description

Godstowe School is an independent day and boarding school for girls age 3 to 13. We have approximately 400 girls with a community of about 80 boarders from the UK as well as other countries around the world, adding an important international and multicultural dimension to the school.

We are looking for a talented musician and teacher to join our thriving Music Department. The post holder will teach across the school from Reception to Year 8 and in addition will be our accompanist in residence for choirs, recitals and examinations so a high level of keyboard skills is required.

Music is a central part of Godstowe life. Not only is there regular music available for all children in class and regular singing practice, there are six ensembles, choirs for all ages and chamber music coaching. Over 75% of children take instrumental and vocal lessons.

We cater for all abilities with every child given the opportunity to perform. We hold monthly solo student recitals and termly whole-school concerts. This is an exciting time to join the Godstowe Music Department as we are currently planning a showpiece event for our 125th Anniversary.

Girls reach the highest grades of ABRSM with Distinctions at ARSM level achieved. They also achieve scholarships and exhibitions to senior schools such as Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Queen Anne’s School Wellington and Wycombe Abbey.

Our facilities include a purpose built Music School with teaching and practice rooms and a Music ICT suite; a Recital Hall; and main School theatre. Girls enjoy a wide range of external events including visits to the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, the annual Choir Tour, participation in Young Voices, and orchestral collaborations with Senior Schools.

The post will equate to approximately 0.40-0.50 WTE over 4-5 days to allow for the accompanist in residence role in addition to teaching and support to the Director of Music. Benefits include a competitive salary, pension, fee discount for eligible children, and meals in term time.

Godstowe 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 checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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