SPECIALIST MUSIC STAFF - PERCUSSION (required from September 2019)

Bath, Somerset
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11 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Part Time


Required from September 2019

King Edward’s School, founded in 1552, is an Independent Co-educational Day School; there are currently 822 pupils in the Senior School (including 236 pupils in the Sixth Form), 206 in the Junior School and 100 in the Pre-Prep. There are currently over 500 instrumental and vocal lessons delivered per week.

The School is wonderfully situated on a 14 acre site on the south eastern edge of Bath, just below the University, with fine views of the City Centre and surrounding hills.  In addition, there are attractive playing fields one mile from the school at Bathampton.

An experienced, enthusiastic, committed and inspiring teacher is required to teach percussion to individual pupils. The ideal candidate will be experienced on both the drum kit and a wide variety of orchestral (un-tuned and tuned) percussion instruments.  There may be an additional requirement for some ensemble work; this would involve leading the Senior School Percussion Ensemble of several players (with a range of experience).  As an Ensemble leader, the candidate would be responsible for choosing and arranging suitable repertoire and leading a 40-minute rehearsal each week.  He/she would also help to promote the instrument by organising and supporting solo and Percussion ensemble performances in a range of concerts, services, masterclasses and School assemblies.  He/she would also prepare pupils for music exams such as ABRSM, Trinity, LCM or Rock School.

Precise hours are not yet known for this post, although it is anticipated that the post holder will have approximately 8 hours per week of Percussion teaching. The teaching days will be open to discussion, depending on the availability of the teacher and also availability of teaching rooms. The number of lessons offered to pupils will be based on 33 lessons per annum per pupil with an average of 30 minutes per lesson. 

Pupil Lessons:  £32.25 per hour of teaching, including an element of 13.5% in respect of paid holiday entitlement.  A cost of living increase will normally be applied each September at the percentage increase applied to main teaching salary pay scales.

Ensemble Teaching: This will be paid at the current teaching Scale KES 7 £39,902 pro rata. The teaching rate is in recognition of your wider contribution to the School including participation in occasional concerts and events.
Please note that your pro rata holiday entitlement is included in these rates as for all other Teaching staff. 

All staff are in a position of trust and have a duty to keep children and young people safe and to protect them from neglect and physical and emotional harm.  This duty is in part exercised through the development of respectful caring and professional relationships between staff, children, and young people. Staff are expected to be familiar with the local child protection arrangements and understand their responsibilities in order to safeguard and protect children and young people.

King Edward’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening including checks with past employers and a DBS disclosure in accordance with the DBS Code of Conduct. All appointments are made subject to satisfactory DBS clearance.   The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.