Music Curriculum Class Teacher – Maternity Cover


Dragon School

Job summary

Dragon School
Job Role:
Classroom teaching
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

The Dragon seeks to appoint an enthusiastic musician and teacher to deliver classroom music lessons to Years 4 to 8 who will be willing to make a wide contribution to the life of this busy, exciting and successful school. The position would suit a teacher with both senior school experience as well as those who have taught children of prep school age. The applicant must have classroom teaching experience and relevant qualifications.  

Music is a key component of life for musicians and non-musicians and is embedded into every child’s education at the Dragon. The collective aim of the Department is to fire enthusiasm of the musically talented and offer opportunities for all through music. 

The Department consists of over fifty staff who inspire and manage the children with one common goal. We aim to provide an enjoyable and engaging musical experience for everyone through a broad curriculum, instrumental lessons, ensembles programme and extra-curricular activities. Performance is at the heart of the music programme where all the children are offered opportunities both in and out of the classroom to give a variety of performances from instrumental and choral to compositions and arrangements. We look to develop potential in all areas of the subject and the school has an outstanding provision for musical ensembles.

This fixed term contract is due to start at the beginning of the summer term for up to 1 year.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To plan, prepare and teach class lessons (about 15 hours of teaching over two weeks) according to the educational needs of pupils assigned to him/her 
  • To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of the pupils assigned to him/her within the guidelines written in the Staff Handbook.
  • To attend Curriculum and Departmental meetings to plan, discuss and extend the curriculum, as well as keeping abreast of departmental and whole school issues.
  • To participate in meetings and other activities, both within and out of school, which provide opportunities both for the exchange of views and for other forms of professional development.
  • To carry out the administrative tasks and duties outlined in the Staff Handbook.
  • To uphold and follow the Staff Code of Conduct.
  • Support of Piano Ensembles

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this Job Description are indicative and may vary over time.  Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and extent of the post and the school.


  • Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Further optional day of piano teaching 


  • Term time only requirement (i.e. all school holidays off except for 3 days Inset at start and end of each term) 
  • Teachers’ Pension
  • Access to swimming pool during school term
  • Meals provided during working hours in school term time

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