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Peripatetic Music Teacher (Drum Kit and Percussion)

Peripatetic Music (Drum Kit and Percussion) Teacher

Severn Vale School is an Academy which provides an inclusive secondary education for students aged 11-16, that delivers strong student outcomes through high quality teaching. The school is proud of its inclusive credentials and, in an area that has retained selection, subscribe instinctively to the comprehensive ideal. We are a popular and over-subscribed 11-16 academy, with 1350 students on roll. 

We require an experienced and qualified peripatetic drum and percussion (tuned and untuned) teacher from January 2024.
The post will involve teaching Year 7 – 11 students weekly drum lessons (individually for 30-minute lessons). Teaching hours will be discussed at interview but it is likely to be around of 3 hours per week with potential to increase.

The teacher we seek to appoint would be expected to teach engaging, relevant and stimulating lessons to every student. We also expect our instrumental teachers to be involved in preparing instrumental students for school performances as well as GCSE Music and external instrumental exams.

Our instrumental teachers are engaged through a service level agreement with an agreed hourly rate of £33.00. Instrumental teachers are responsible for their maintaining their own tax and pension arrangements on a self-employed basis, as well as communicating directly with parents regarding invoicing, timetables, and progress. Guidance and support regarding this will be provided by the Music Department.

To apply for this vacancy, please download and complete the application form and return, together with a covering letter, to Please outline why you feel you would be suitable for the position, including relevant qualifications, teaching and performance experience.

Closing date: Monday 4th December 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 12th December 2023

Start date: w/c 8th January 2024

Severn Vale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Our safeguarding policy can be found on our website.  Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance, as the role will involve regulated activity in addition to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a certificate of good conduct where applicable.  This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) and are not subject to disclosure to employers on DBS certificates and cannot be taken into account.