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Head of Extra-Curricular Music - Graveney School

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Full time (Part-time 0.8 may be considered)
To start September 2024 (One Year Fixed Term Contract)

Would you like the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly experienced and ambitious colleagues? Graveney is an extremely popular and successful 11-18 School, located in South West London, SW17 with the benefit of being situated in beautiful campus style surroundings with excellent facilities and a warm community atmosphere. We have a commitment to providing the best opportunities to all students and to developing the professional skills and career aspirations of our staff, within a supportive and collaborative environment 

“Top performing local school again, based on an aggregation of the five key accountability measures…”  The Times

We are looking for an exceptional musician and outstanding classroom practitioner to join our team. You will teach across all three key stages, and oversee our busy extra-curricular programme. Experience of classroom teaching and leading ensembles is essential, and strong keyboard skills are highly desirable.

As Head of Extra-Curricular Music, you will work with the Head of Music to manage and develop our extra-curricular provision, which currently includes an orchestra, jazz and concert bands, five choirs, string and wind ensembles, junior training groups and many other chamber ensembles. You will be responsible for selecting repertoire, rehearsing and directing our flagship groups, and liaising with support staff and other ensemble leaders, including our peripatetic team. You will work alongside the Head of Music to organise our programme of concerts (approx. 15 per year), including our summer music festival, and, in collaboration with the drama department, the annual school production.

You will become part of a dynamic, fun and friendly team who have built up a reputation of high quality music throughout the local community.

Graveney Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce which reflects our community.  We warmly welcome and encourage applicants from minority groups to apply for our vacancies.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. Alternatively, they can be found at

Electronic applications should be returned to

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are received. The Trust reserves the right to close the advert at any time.

Closing date: Noon Friday 1 March 2024
Interview Dates: Week beginning 11 March 2024

(The selection process will comprise a lesson observation and panel interview)

We foster an inclusive culture that promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity creating an environment where the rights and dignity of all members of our community are respected. We promote a culture that allows staff to grow and flourish, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Graveney Trust is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the well-being and safety of staff and students. All our employees, volunteers and contractors share this commitment and we will carry out Enhanced DBS checks for all appointments as well ensuring that our rigorous pre-recruitment checks are strictly adhered to.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. Strictly no agencies please.

Graveney School
(Graveney School is part of Graveney Trust)
Welham Road
Tooting, London
SW17 9BU
Tel: 020 8682 7000
Principal: Cynthia Rickman

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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