Director of Music
Dame Allans Schools
The salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate.
28th Sep 2023
The Schools wish to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Director of Music to lead our successful Music department. The successful candidate will oversee teaching of music as well as the extra-curricular music programme for both the Senior and Junior Schools. In addition, this outstanding individual will direct and conduct choirs and instrumental ensembles to a very high standard, as well as taking the lead in overseeing and developing the broad-ranging programme of this key department within the Schools. We expect our staff to be outstanding teachers, passionate about their subject and willing to contribute to the wider life of the schools.
The Director of Music has overall responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership of the Music department in developing, coordinating and organising the music programme and music activities throughout the Schools in line with the Schools’ ethos, vision and aims. The Director of Music promotes excellence in teaching, learning, achievement and the creative development of music. The aim is to promote an enjoyment of music throughout the Schools as well as providing every opportunity for talented pupils to excel.
Dame Allan’s Schools were founded in 1705 by Dame Eleanor Allan, to provide a ‘proper education’ for boys and girls in Newcastle.
Now, over three hundred years later, strength is drawn from this heritage and Dame Allan’s is proud to provide an excellent education for young people from all cultures and backgrounds within a supportive environment. This is informed by the Schools’ Christian foundation and traditions, where pupils are encouraged to make the best use of their many and varied abilities.
Dame Allan’s are unique in the region as the only school following the pioneering Diamond Structure. In the state of the art Junior School and Nursery boys and girls learn together. At the age of 11, they move into the single sex Boys’ and Girls’ Schools, where they are taught separately leading up to their GCSE examinations. When the students begin their A-level studies they move into the co-educational sixth form. This system provides all of the benefits of single-sex education, combined with the social advantages of co-education.
We have two sites: our Junior School and Nursery at Hunter’s Moor and our Senior School and Sixth Form at Fenham in Newcastle upon Tyne.
We provide a positive working environment, competitive salary and benefits. We look forward to receiving your application!
Dame Allan’s Schools are committed to securing equality of opportunity through the creation of an environment in which all individuals are treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities. We aim to ensure that no current or former staff, job applications, pupils, parents and visitors receive less favourable treatment than another on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, race or nationality, ethnic origin, skin colour, disability, political or religious beliefs, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, age, membership of a trade union, pregnancy or maternity.
The Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Other Supporting Documents:Director of Music Candidate Information Pack Dame Allan's Schools Information Pack
Dame Allans Schools
Dame Allan’s was founded in 1705 to provide quality education for boys and girls in Newcastle.
We are unique in the region as the only school following the pioneering Diamond Structure of education, which combines single-sex education within a co-educational setting.
In our Junior School and Nursery, boys and girls learn together. At the age of 11, they move into our single-sex Boys’ and Girls’ Schools, where they are taught separately leading up to their GCSE examinations.
When the students begin their A Level studies, they move into our co-educational Sixth Form.