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Teacher of Music

Dunraven School
Streatham, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
1st September 2024
15th April 2024 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates
  • Job ID: 1410860

Thank you for your enquiry about the post of Teacher of Music at Dunraven School. The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the governors wish to appoint a candidate of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic co-educational school and keen to contribute to our All Through Provision. Candidates should be aware that for suitably qualified and experienced candidates there is the potential for a TLR within the Department.


Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us.

For example:

  • in February 2011 we were designated as both a National Support School and a Leading Edge School;
  • in August 2011, we converted to Academy status;
  • in 2012 we began our development as an All Through School with children starting in Reception in September 2013;
  • in summer 2013 our £20 million BSF programme was completed;
  • in 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established;
  • in September 2018, our Multi Academy Trust was formally set up with the integration of Van Gogh Primary, followed by Goldfinch Primary school in January 2019 and The Elmgreen School and Rosendale Primary School in September 2021
  • In April 2023 we were judged as Good with Outstanding Features (Sixth Form and Personal Development) by Ofsted.

If you are successful in your application, you will share in the leadership and management of a staff who are hard working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students.

We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
  • clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.


Music is a universal art in which all students can participate and from which they gain enjoyment, regardless of ability or experience. The aim of Dunraven Music department is to provide a stimulating, thorough and engaging music education to all students at Dunraven School, and to provide opportunities for students to progress in Music through composition, performance and understanding of musical theory and history.

All Key Stage 3 students receive one music lesson a week in year 7 through to year 9 and then have the option to continue their study at GCSE and A level. Many Dunraven students choose to go on to study music at GCSE level, with some also opting to pursue A level and degree courses in Music and Music Technology.

Dunraven provides a high standard of instrumental tuition, with over 200 students taking weekly instrumental lessons in a wide range of instruments and many of these taking external examinations each term. A significant number of Dunraven instrumentalists choose to continue with their instrumental studies beyond Grade 6. There are also a variety of extra-curricular opportunities which students from all year groups are encouraged to attend, as well as regular visits and performance opportunities. There is a strong team of instrumental teachers at the school who take an active role in the musical life of the students, leading some of the instrumental ensembles and supporting concerts and visits.

Above all, we aim to foster an enjoyment of music appreciation, creativity and an awareness of the importance of music in all cultures and communities.


The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Monday 15 April 2024

interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter

We reserve the right to close early, therefore early application is recommended

Shortlisted applicants will be given a tour of the school site on the day. Pre-visits can be arranged by appointment only

We look forward to receiving your application.


Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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