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Self Employed Peripatetic Music Teacher (Drums)

  • Hertfordshire

  • Duncombe School

  • In the region of £30.00 per hour dependent on qualifications, skills and experience, this includes an element of holiday pay.

  • Part-time


A peripatetic music teacher is required to teach individual pupils drums at Duncombe School. The successful applicant will be an experienced music teacher with the ability to teach up to Grade 6. You will work closely with the Head of Music.


Job Purpose
• To teach musical instruments as required by the Head of Music in group and individual settings.
• To support/direct ensembles as directed by the Head of Music.
• To encourage pupils to gain musical knowledge and skills through learning in lessons and through the experience of group music making.
• To foster the self-discipline and social skills necessary for music making
• To enrich the education of each pupil through the provision of appropriate musical experiences and to provide skills that will serve the student for future music making, be it for leisure or professional purposes.
• To inspire a lifelong love and enjoyment of classical and other musical genres.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• To fulfil all directed commitments as required by the Head of Music.
• To assess, in co-operation with the Head of Music, potential pupils’ suitability for a particular instrument(s).
• To teach pupils in groups and individually as appropriate to the policies of Duncombe School.
• To plan and keep accurate records of lessons, pupil progress and achievement, keep accurate attendance registers and other such records as required by Duncombe School. To write pupil reports and to attend parents’ evenings as required.
• To have and continue to update a thorough knowledge of teaching methods and repertoire and to be able to advise pupils and the school about suitable repertoire and teaching material.
• Within a holistic music education approach, teach and encourage good technique, posture and stylistic awareness on given instrument(s).
• To advise and encourage pupils to take advantage of appropriate musical activities such as choirs, ensembles, competitions and other musical opportunities.
• To prepare pupils, when and where appropriate, for the requirements of The Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music examinations, and other music boards as deemed suitable (ensuring that all aspects of the examination requirements are well prepared and organised).
• To be aware of the individual needs’ of pupils by liaising with the Head of Music, Form Teachers and parents, as appropriate.
• To prepare pupils for performances at recitals, concerts, church services, competitions as required.
• To take part in performances with pupils and other instrumental staff at recitals, concerts and church services as required.
• To advise parents and pupils on the appropriate choice and purchase of instruments, music and accessories
• To attend meetings as directed by the Head of Music.
• To perform other such duties related to the job purposes as may be required from time-to-time.
• To practice and uphold the policies and requirements of Duncombe School.
• This post requires teachers to be self-reliant and to be committed to equality principles and practices.

Recruitment Process
Please note that all applicants are required to complete the Cognita Application Form which can be downloaded from the following website:

CV’s may be submitted in support of the application Form but CV’s on their own are not acceptable.

Applications by post and email are permitted. Please send your application, before the deadline of 9.00am on Friday 27th April 2018 to:

Mrs Emma Webb
PA to the Headmaster
Duncombe School
4 Warren Park Road
SG14 3JA

Interview date: Wednesday 9th May 2018

Welfare of Children
Duncombe School is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of children and applications must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the job, including checks with past employers, and an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service.

The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding; Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, s/he must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head or indeed to the Regional CEO so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.


Further Information


Duncombe School

4 Warren Park Road, Bengeo, Hertfordshire, SG14 3JA


01992 414100

Closing Date: 27 April 2018