Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2B (£5,348) 

Contract type: Full Time – 12 Month Fixed Term (Maternity Cover) 

Start Date: Easter 2024 

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher to join our school as Head of Music for a 12-month maternity cover. 

Enthusiastic, talented, and inspirational, the successful candidate will have the drive and passion to ensure that we are providing challenging and engaging music provision which will allow all our students to make excellent progress. 

The ideal candidate will have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of current developments in the teaching of Music to all, as well as the ability to think strategically.  

As Curriculum Team Leader, the ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and will be able to inject their enthusiasm for the subject not only within students but also across the Music department and the school as a whole. 

The school is willing consider applications for a teacher of music post without Teacher Leader Responsibility for individuals who do not have the experience to lead a department, please note this in your supporting letter. 

The successful candidate will possess the ability to contribute more widely, particularly in the performance, community events and with local primary schools. 

Overview of the Music Department: 

King’s Norton School for Boys’ is serious about providing all students with an opportunity to develop their musicianship, whatever their starting point 

Students’ participation in music throughout all key stages is strong and the school places an important emphasis on music in the curriculum and in the wider life of the school.  Students are encouraged to participate in all kinds of music at all levels and both formal and informal concerts are a regular feature of school life.  We have extensive provision in the form of peri teachers and many of our students take advantage of these lessons. 

Comprising of two teaching rooms and four practice rooms, including a recording studio, the Music Department is extremely well resourced and has a wide variety of electronic and acoustic instruments; both classrooms are fully equipped with keyboards, sound systems, projectors, and computers (we have a full access to a Mac suite comprising of 30 Macs running Logic Pro X and Garageband), as well as a full range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments including four drum-kits.  

The deadline for submission has been set at 09/02/2024, however , please be aware that applications will be considered on arrival so apply early to avoid disappointment. Applicants should complete the school’s application form and submit with a supporting letter, maximum of two sides of A4. 

Applications should be emailed to If you’d like a tour of the school or an informal conversation please contact Lewis Smith, Executive Assistant to Headteacher on 0121 628 0010 or email to request this.  

King Edward VI King’s Norton school for boys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. For short-listed candidates an online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.​ 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.​