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Music Teacher

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Job Title: Secondary School Music Teacher

Location: Hertford, UK

Contract: 1 Year Fixed-Term (Potential for Permanent)

Agency: Dunbar Education

Job Description:

Dunbar Education is delighted to represent a leading secondary school in Hertford in their search for a passionate and dedicated Music Teacher. This role is an excellent opportunity to join a vibrant and supportive school community on a one-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of becoming permanent based on performance and school needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: Deliver engaging and inspiring music lessons to students across Key Stages 3 and 4, following the national curriculum.
  • Lesson Planning: Create and implement detailed lesson plans that cater to a range of musical abilities and learning styles.
  • Assessment: Regularly assess student progress through practical performances, written assignments, and other forms of evaluation, providing constructive feedback.
  • Classroom Management: Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment, effectively managing classroom behavior in accordance with school policies.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and share best practices, contributing to departmental and whole school initiatives.
  • Professional Development: Engage in continuous professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills and subject knowledge.
  • Pastoral Care: Support the emotional and social development of students, acting as a form tutor and providing guidance as needed.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Lead and participate in the school's extracurricular music programs, including ensembles, choirs, and school performances.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education: A degree in Music or a related field, and a recognized teaching qualification (e.g., PGCE, QTS).
  • Experience: Proven experience teaching music at the secondary level, preferably within the UK education system.
  • Skills: Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Ability to inspire and motivate students in both classroom and performance settings.
  • IT Skills: Competency in using educational technology and virtual learning environments.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Potential for a permanent position after the initial contract period.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to apply through Dunbar Education by submitting their CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role. Early applications are encouraged as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Equal Opportunities:

The school is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.

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