Director of Music (Full Time) September 2012
Music is central to life at Hill House, and this opportunity presents the right
candidate with an outstanding chance to lead an already impressive department
to even greater things.
Music and performing facilities are outstanding, with a new Music School opened
in January 2012; Music is highly supported by Governors, senior staff, parents
and pupils alike.
Hill House seeks an enthusiastic, well qualified and committed person to lead the
school’s Music Department from September 2012. We require a teacher to
inspire a love of Music and who will demand the highest standards throughout
the age range. (3 to 18)
The post is fundamentally a management role and the Director of Music will
be responsible for the health of Music at the school, and will mould the vision
and strategy for the future of Music at Hill House. The Director of Music will
have responsibility for all Music, both Performing and Academic. He/she will
report to the Head, with whom he/she will have fortnightly meetings.
The successful candidate will have good management skills, be able to teach
Academic Music to A Level, and have an understanding of the standards required
to be a leading school for Music.
There will be 2 full time and 1 part time member of the Music Department. In
addition, there are 10 peripatetic members of staff. There are 3 Music
classrooms, a recording studio, a performing studio, and 7 small teaching rooms.
There is also a fully equipped Theatre (capacity 128) and a large Main Hall
All pupils study Music up to the end of Year 8, after which Music is an optional
subject. A good proportion of pupils take instrument/voice lessons.
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The school currently has 4 choirs (Chamber, Senior, Boys and Junior), an
orchestra, jazz band, and a growing number of ensembles.
Hill House organises and hosts the Robin Hood Music Festival, which takes place
annually in April, and is fast becoming a very popular and prestigious event on
the musical calendar.
Hill House is the leading co-educational independent school in South Yorkshire. A
member of The Society of Heads (formerly SHMIS), it is an exciting and rapidly
expanding school of some 540 children, where teachers can teach and children
can learn. The school was founded in 1912 and occupies a splendid site outside
the bustling South Yorkshire town of Doncaster.
The school caters for boys and girls from age 3 to 18. Academic results are the
best in the area, with 49% of GCSEs being awarded A/A* grades this year. They
are improving every year, and compete very favourably with other independent
schools. Expectations are rightly high, and we are ambitious for our children.
In an £8 million investment, the school relocated from an urban site in
September 2008, and now occupies stunning facilities, harmonising the history
of an outstanding campus with new, purposely designed 21st century facilities.
A £1 million Sixth Form Centre and Music School was opened in September
2011. The school recently also acquired 54 acres of land to enable the provision
of a high quality sports’ ground.
The extra curricular side of the school is very important; all staff are expected to
take part in our full activities’ programme. Many coach sports’ teams or are
involved in productions, and all staff serve in our pastoral system as Form
Hill House has its own salary scale which is above the state sector. Teacher at
Hill House are eligible to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
Interested candidates are invited to complete the attached application form, and
to return it with and a brief covering letter. The closing date is Friday 16
March, with interviews being held during the following week.
More information on the school can be found at www.hillhouse.doncaster.sch.uk
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