Music Teacher

M1-M6 (£24,859 - £36,157) plus SEN 1 Allowance of £2,149 per annum
Start date:
September 2019
Application deadline:
23-04-2019 Midday

About Alfriston

Our school is an outstanding Special School Academy, and we are committed to ensuring that all our pupils become the best that they can be and they can enjoy and achieve in all that they do. Our teachers have a strong sense of commitment and use their excellent subject knowledge to provide interesting and creative lessons in which all pupils learn well. They have high expectations of their pupils and develop good supportive relationships within a positive learning atmosphere where the girls can thrive. We cater for a wide range of abilities up to and including GCSE level.

About This Role

We are building a new performing arts facility, to bring new life to music, dance, drama and technology at the school, which will be ready for action in January 2020. This new facility will provide a great opportunity to capitalise on the use of technology within the arts. As part of this exciting development we are looking for an enthusiastic, versatile and motivated teacher of music able to deliver high quality teaching and learning across key stages 3, 4 and Post 16 to small groups of secondary aged girls with moderate learning difficulties. This post holder would also be expected to teach some maths for part of the week and to take pastoral responsibility for a group of 12 girls.

We are looking for either an experienced or newly qualified music teacher who would like to join an established and successful department in our very special school. We need a talented teacher who is also a good team player and who can inspire and motivate girls with learning difficulties. You must have excellent subject knowledge and the passion to pass this on to the pupils you teach. We will support you in understanding and managing the special needs of our pupils, and give you an invaluable insight and appreciation of the rewards to be gained from working in a school such as ours.

If you would like to make an informal visit please contact Mrs Sandra Rawlings the Office Manager, who will be delighted to arrange this for you.

To apply: 

Please complete the application form and write a letter of application (preferably in word) addressing each of the bullet points in the person specification.  Please email your application form to for the attention of The Office Manager.

Closing Date: The Closing Date for applications: Tuesday 23rd April 2019 Midday

Interview Date: Thursday 2nd May 2019


About The Process

Informal visits to the school are welcome. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and those interested in job-sharing. Alfriston School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Please refer to our website where you can view our Child Protection and Safeguarding, Recruitment and Equalities Policies; all of our polices are available at The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.