Head of Music

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Head of Music

9 Point Scale £23,313 – 38940 including the upper pay range

TLR2b (2c for an exceptional candidate)


Closing date: 28th March 2017

Interview date: to be advised



Required for September 2017, a Head of Music for this high achieving school.  Music is viewed as an essential element in the life of the school and attracts large numbers of students both within and beyond the curriculum.


The ideal candidate is an experienced teacher and a strong musician who is passionate about communicating a love for the subject to students.  The position entails:

  • leading a skilled and enthusiastic teaching and learning team in Music
  • leading and organising an extensive extra-curricular offer
  • oversight of a strong peripatetic teaching team
  • oversight of the move of Music to a new building due to open in September 2018


The Hemel Hempstead School is a popular over-subscribed school sited in pleasant grounds in the village of Boxmoor close to national rail and road links to London.  An OfSTED inspection in May 2016 judged that the school continues to be good, stating:  ‘The school’s values of ‘Responsibility, Respect and Relationships’ are at the heart of the atmosphere at The Hemel Hempstead School.  You and your team prepare pupils to be courteous, considerate and capable young people, ready for the adult world’.   There are 180 students in each of Years 7 – 11 and a thriving Sixth Form of more than 200 taking a range of A Level and BTEC qualifications.


Further details, including application forms, are available on our website at www.hhs.herts.sch.uk  Please send completed forms to Mrs S Cooper, PA to the Headteacher, The Hemel Hempstead School, Heath Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1TX.  Tel: 01442 390100, email: admin@hhs.herts.sch.uk by the closing date.  You may also apply online at www.teachinherts.com Please note, if you have not been contacted within one week of the closing date you have not been shortlisted for interview.


The Hemel Hempstead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All postholders are subject to a satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure.





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Contact details

Sally Cooper , Headteacher's PA
Heath Lane Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP1 1TX

Telephone: 01442 390100
Fax: 01442 233706
Email: admin@hhs.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.hhs.herts.sch.uk