Head of Music - Thomas Telford School

Area: Music (Teaching)
Management Level: Head of Subject
Closing date for applications: 31/03/2023

Position Description


Thomas Telford School, Shropshire


Head of Music


Required September 2023


Salary negotiable plus Performance Related Pay


As part of an innovative change to the strategic direction of our Performing Arts Department, we are looking for a dynamic leader to direct the development of the Music Department within the School. The successful applicant will be required to work collaboratively with Performing Arts team, for the mutual benefit of the School. We are particularly keen to appoint an individual to progress the uptake of students participating in Music activities at GCSE and A Level and grow our extensive Peripatetic provision.


We are looking for a candidate with a track record of excellent GSCE and A Level results over a sustained period. The desired candidate will have the skills and enthusiasm to maintain our established reputation as one of the preeminent Music providers within the region and will have the desire to raise the profile of the School, by utilising the rich variety of resources available.


Thomas Telford School has always been at the forefront of educational developments nationally, by pioneering radical ways of organising and delivering education since its opening in 1991. We have been consistently graded as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and are always among the top performing schools in England.


Staff at Thomas Telford School are afforded highly desirable working conditions such as:

  • One day per week for planning, preparation and marking
  • State of the art classroom and IT facilities
  • Free use of the onsite Fitness Centre and Swimming Pool
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with our family of schools
  • An environment where students are always positive, have a love of learning and behaviour is exemplary based on an understanding of mutual respect between staff and students
  • Opportunities to work with our Teaching School delivering best practice workshops with our Trainee Teachers. Thomas Telford School trains over 60 graduate teachers per year
  • 10 Professional Development days
  • Generous performance related pay achieved by almost every employee of the School annually
  • Extensive opportunities to become involved in Sport, Performing Arts and other recreational activities available to students


This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking and high performing organisation.  Thomas Telford School is proud to have a happy and supportive working environment where employees are truly valued.


Application forms and details about the post can be downloaded from www.ttsonline.net under ’Job Vacancies’ on the ‘Quick Link’ tab. Please send your application form to The Headmaster, Sir Kevin Satchwell, Thomas Telford School, Old Park Telford TF3 4NW or by email to hr@ttsonline.net.


Closing Date: Friday 31 March 2023


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check and two employment references.