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Director of whole school music

Three schools on one site.

Over 1,100 pupils, aged 2½ to 18.

It all adds up to a unique challenge for an exceptional Director of Whole School Music.

Music at Claremont is an important part of school life for all pupils, from the youngest 2.5-year-old in pre-nursery right through to those pupils choosing to study music at A level.

In this new whole school role, we are looking for an outstanding candidate with the vision to establish and evolve an ambitious programme of musical opportunities, inspiring pupils with all the opportunities a truly creative and musical school can give.

As a fast-growing independent HMC school, Claremont is going from strength to strength and enjoys an exceptional setting cited around a magnificent mansion.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the profile, direction, and long-term planning of music at Claremont. The director of whole school music will facilitate a whole school approach to music provision and drive forward a diverse music programme which delivers a range of concerts and events, showcasing pupil learning and providing performance opportunities for all pupils at all stages of their musical journey.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding musician with strong leadership skills, creative vision and a proven record of results in examinations. They will have experience in developing, conducting, and directing music ensembles in an educational setting.

We know from staff and pupils, past and present, that Claremont is a special place. There’s a real community feel and a sense of an extended family with a welcoming, respectful atmosphere. You can also expect a salary that fully reflects your expertise and contribution, plus an excellent package of benefits.


Closing date:  Wednesday 3 January 2024

Early applications are strongly encouraged as we may interview suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are fully committed to creating and sustaining a positive and supportive working environment free from discrimination where staff feel valued and respected. We value individuality and diversity and believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

Claremont Fan Court School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children