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Head of Music

Job Description

Are you a teacher of Music looking for a step up or an experience Head of Music seeking a change? Dunbar Educaiton are working alongside an ofsted outstanding school to fullfill a full time and permanent Head of Music role. Apply today without an application form.

Job Title: Head of Music

Location: Hitchin

Job Type: Permanent and full time

Start: January 2024 (Or earlier if available) Application

About the school
This is an Ofsted outstanding girls' school for ages 11 - 18 based in Hitchin. They are a high preforming school that provide an exceptional experience for all students. They have high level provisions for teaching and learning and provide the greatest level of care and support for all students and staff. Based in a picturesque and historic market town it is conveniently located in the beautiful countryside just 25 minutes from London by train with easy access to motorways and airports.

Job Description: We are currently seeking a passionate and dynamic Head of Music to join a thriving school in Hertfordshire. As the Head of Music, you will play a pivotal role in leading the Music department, fostering creativity, and nurturing a love for music among students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the Music department, providing clear direction and support to music teachers and support staff.
  • Develop and implement an engaging and enriching music curriculum that caters to the diverse needs of students.
  • Inspire students to achieve their full potential in music and encourage participation in musical activities and performances.
  • Monitor and assess the progress of students, ensuring that they receive the highest quality music education.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to promote cross-curricular learning and extracurricular music programs.
  • Organize and oversee music events, concerts, and performances, showcasing the talents of students.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in music education and implement best practices in the department.


  • Bachelor's degree in Music or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
  • Proven experience as a music teacher with a track record of successful leadership.
  • Strong passion for music and the ability to inspire students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Commitment to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment.

What the school can offer:

  • A secure, supportive environment with a full induction programme for all new staff
  • Outstanding professional development and future career opportunities
  • A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school
  • An active focus on staff well-being
  • Cycle to work scheme

For more information please contact Daisy O'Toole on 07361588305 or email daisy-