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Head of Music and Drama - Kendrick School
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: SCH/22/220763
  • Published: Fri 25/11/2022, 13:26 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 14/12/2022, 23:26 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 0.8 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,000 - £43,685 Per Year Pro Prata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kendrick School, Berkshire

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Head of Music and Drama - Kendrick School

Maternity Cover - At least 0.8FTE. Job share would be considered.
TLR Allowance to be agreed.

For end of February 2023 to at least December 2023


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Head of Music and Drama to cover a maternity leave at this successful 11-18 girls’ grammar school in Reading. Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement.

Applicants need to be able to teach Music to A Level and Drama to GCSE.

Music plays an important role in the life of Kendrick. Approximately 70% of students learn an instrument privately, at school, or with Berkshire Maestros. Central to the work of everyone in the Music Department is a desire to encourage students to give their very best at whatever level they can achieve. 

The result is a large number of students involved in musical activities of one kind or another and of a very high quality, culminating in the almost professional standards of some of the most able students.

This position may suit a teacher who has at least two or three years’ experience, has aspirations to lead a department and can be mentored towards this role; or a more experienced teacher ready to take on a key departmental leadership position. 

Kendrick School is a welcoming, inclusive and happy community, with students who are engaging, cooperative and eager to learn.  Benefits include free car parking, a contributory pension scheme, training and development and use of the swimming pool and sporting facilities.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the school website - https://www.kendrick.reading.sch.uk or obtained by emailing Amanda Emberson-Powney aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk

All completed applications must be submitted by 9am on Thursday 15th December 2022.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 5th January 2023 (provisional)

We reserve the right to close the application process if a suitable applicant applies and is appointed.

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer