West Jesmond Primary School, Tankerville Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AJ

Leader of Music

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Part time

£25,714 – £41,604 per annum plus TLR2a £2873 (Actual £15,425 – £24,957 + TLR2a £1,723 per annum)

This is a Foundation School which is part of a Trust; the employer will be the Governing Body of the School.

West Jesmond Primary School - Ouseburn Trust

Tankerville Terrace


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 3AJ.

Required from September 2021.

Part time - 3 days per week (Flexibility possible for the right candidate)

This is a permanent contract for a class teacher/music specialist position with whole school responsibilities for the leadership, management and direction of Music.

Are you passionate about teaching music across the primary age range?

Can you inspire teachers and children to develop their music skills?

Would you love to lead on developing musical activities, ensembles and curriculum music teaching?

We are looking for a primary music specialist with the passion, drive, commitment, musical knowledge and experience to provide the very best music education for all our children and to develop our teaching and learning in music. You will teach music to classes across our school as well as developing the subject knowledge of our staff and leading on extra-curricular activities.

You would be joining a large team of highly supportive teachers in this very popular and dynamic school where high standards of achievement in academic, sporting and artistic success are central to our core purpose. We want to make our music provision world class, and expand our orchestral and choral ensembles across the school.

West Jesmond is a large (3 form entry), very successful and happy school in the heart of a vibrant and diverse community. The school has a purpose built specialist music studio which will be the main base for the Leader of Music. The role will also include partnership working across the 7 schools of the Ouseburn Learning Trust and also the co-ordination of visiting musical companies and peripatetic musicians.

The Head teacher and governing body are looking to appoint an outstanding primary teacher with experience in teaching and leading primary musical education. The successful applicant must be able to make a real and positive contribution to the education of our children and also lead events throughout the school year.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicants will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the CRB and be successful against a range of other recruitment checks.

Please contact the school to discuss possible Covid-safe visits. If these are not possible for you or for the school, we would like to encourage you to make an appointment for a video call so we can tell you more about the role and our school.

For an application pack please refer to our school website to download an application form, job description, person specification and safer recruitment form.

To arrange a visit/virtual conversation with the headteacher, Matt Ward, contact Claire Baker, School Business Manager on (0191) 281 0000 or

Completed application and safe recruitment forms must be sent by email to:

Closing Date: 12 noon Friday 21st May 2021

Interviews to be held Thursday 27th May


Closing date:

21 May 2021

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