Director Of Music - Part-time

Spring Grove School, Wye, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6045-27T
  • Posted:22/05/2020
  • Pay:Competitive, dependent upon experience
  • Start Date:September
  • App Close Date:07/06/2020 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Spring Grove School is well known for the high quality and inclusiveness of its music-making and drama, with a wide-ranging programme of concerts and productions throughout the year, and around 80% of pupils taking individual music lessons. We are now looking to appoint an outstanding and dynamic musician to nurture and develop this musical legacy. 


The successful candidate will take on responsibility for directing music across the school, liaising with the Head, the Visiting Music Teachers and other teaching staff as necessary. This part-time post will include teaching class music (Reception to Year 6), managing the Visiting Music Teachers, organising musical events and productions in and out of school, and running small instrumental and vocal groups. Admin support for this post will be available from the School Office.  This is a part time role (0.5-0.6).


We would welcome applications from candidates who hold a teaching qualification or from good honours graduates who would like to work towards achieving this qualification. Candidates should demonstrate an excellent knowledge of music and a passion for working with young children, together with an ability to support the school’s aims and work co-operatively as part of our ‘family’ team.

Information about the school

At Spring Grove School we offer an outstanding all-round education and a fantastic start in life for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 years.

We are a happy, family prep school that specialises in ‘free-range’ children: nurturing and developing all who join to their full potential. We are able to do this because we have small classes in which our children receive expert attention and tuition, preparing them perfectly for both grammar and senior independent schools.

Located in an idyllic14-acre rural setting close to both Ashford and Canterbury, Spring Grove School is one of the most beautiful playgrounds in Kent. Our school is small enough for us to know every child, as well as their family, and for us to encourage each and every pupil in our care to be self-confident and independent learners. The children at Spring Grove School live and breathe our school motto ‘Always do your best’.

We love the outdoors, we enjoy competition, we sing, dance and play, explore and love to learn. Former pupils look back on their time here as magical and inspiring.

We are a truly independent day school and a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). We offer a wide range of subjects, extra-curricular activities and clubs.

We want Spring Grove to be a school that parents, teachers and staff would have wanted to attend when they were children. Our teachers are tasked to remember this philosophy when they are planning their lessons and activities - enjoyment is at the heart of everything we do!

We firmly believe Spring Grove School is unique and a great place for children to grow.

For more information, please visit the school’s website www.springgroveschool.co.uk

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