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Music and Performing Arts Leader

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£27,596 - £43,348 pro rata + TLR 2 (£4298 according to experience))
South Grove Primary, Ringwood Road, Walthamstow, London,
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
13/03/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Dates:    Apply by Friday 13th March 2020 at 5:00p.m.   Job start: September 2020

Salary:    MPS/UPS + TLR 2 (£4298) (according to experience and qualifications)

Contract Type: Full-time

Contract term:  Permanent


South Grove Primary is a friendly, culturally rich, vibrant and forward-thinking school community. It is an ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted January 2019) mainstream primary school with a designated Special Resourced Provision for children with autism and global delay. The Governors wish to appoint a dynamic, innovative, inspirational and visionary professional. The post would suit someone who demonstrates passion, commitment and the desire to make ‘a real difference.’


We are looking forward to hearing from dedicated and enthusiastic Music Specialists who are confident and creative to continue to provide an outstanding music provision across the school, and in their ability to encourage, engage and inspire children in the world of music and performing arts.


Within this role you will take on the responsibility for the day-to-day provision of music teaching, musical clubs and instrument teaching to all pupils across the school including the Special Resourced Provision pupils.


Our current Music Lead wanted to share her experiences with all prospective candidates:


"Working at South Grove Primary these last 3 years has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience. The children are eager to learn and the staff are warm and friendly. Music is a priority at South Grove with children receiving class music lessons, weekly singing assemblies and instrumental and choral music clubs. The music resources have been carefully selected to make the most out of every lesson - including keyboards, djembe drums, xylophones and auxiliary percussion. The school is also very inclusive and uses Makaton signing to accompany all school singing."


We wish to appoint an excellent Music Specialist:

  • To be dedicated and enthusiastic in the development and delivery of a high quality, inclusive and engaging music curriculum
  • Who creates a positive attitude towards music and performing arts enabling all children to enjoy and achieve
  • To be committed to high achievement and willing to build on the very high standards of music provision within the school
  • To have excellent subject knowledge and a proven track record of outstanding teaching
  • To provide both internal musical examination recognition and external liaison with music tuition services and examination boards


South Grove can offer:

  • An outstanding learning environment with a dedicated music studio and excellent facilities
  • A supportive inclusive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children
  • A love and enthusiasm for staff children actively involved through music and performing arts
  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work with supportive colleagues and SLT
  • Excellent professional development opportunities to develop music further


This is a hugely rewarding opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives and realise the aspirations of our very supportive parents/carers.


Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school. Please contact Rosette Doxon on 020 8521 6000 if you wish to arranged an informal visit to the school.

For further information and to apply please email for an application and job description.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as other pre-appointment checks.

CVs are not accepted.

Closing Date: Friday 13th March 2020 at 5:00pm

Shortlisting: W/C 16th March 2020

Interviews: W/C 16th March 2020 or W/C 23rd March 2020

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.