Music Teacher

Southend High School for Girls

Music Teacher

FTE .60

One year fixed Term Contract for maternity cover

Required for September 2024

Closing date:  Midday Wednesday 12th June 2024

 Application forms are available ‘here

Please submit your application and covering letter to

Interviews to be held in school w/b 17th June 2024

We are seeking an inspirational and enthusiastic Teacher of Music to join our highly successful music department.

The ability to teach all Key Stages (KS3 to KS5) is essential.

Knowledge of Eduqas GCSE and A Level courses would be advantageous.

The Creative and Performing Arts subjects at SHSG are delivered by a team of experienced, enthusiastic, and committed teachers who gain excellent results.

The Music department has an extensive and vibrant extra-curricular programme which includes Orchestra, Wind Band, Jazz Band, String, Flute and Guitar ensembles as well as rock bands. These groups perform in biannual concerts and celebration assemblies. SHSG also has a strong choral tradition, including an auditioned Chamber Choir who present a special Evening of Song concert as well as the annual Nine Lessons and Carols service. You will have the opportunity to lead ensembles as well as assist departmental trips to local festivals, competitions, London concerts and West End theatre.  The Music and Drama departments collaborate to produce the whole school production: this year we proudly present Chicago: Teen Edition.

The successful candidate should:

  • Be an inspirational classroom practitioner with an irresistible enthusiasm for their subject. As a reflective practitioner you will be constantly looking to develop your practice through collaboration, experimentation, and hard work.
  • Be a team player working closely with the Head of Music to develop the learning experiences for all our students.
  • Be creative and innovative constantly looking for new ways to challenge our high ability students across all Key Stages.
  • Contribute to secure the highest standards of pupil achievement, monitoring, tracking, supporting, and evaluating pupil achievement. Setting targets for improvement and implementing effective strategies for underperforming students.
  • Be willing to contribute towards the school’s extra-curricular activity programme.

We can offer you:

  • Highly motivated, curious, and industrious students
  • A strong, highly qualified staff team and an ethos of tolerance and respect with a family community spirit
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development and staff wellbeing
  • An environment which promotes innovation

Southend High School for Girls is a highly successful and oversubscribed girls’ grammar school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

This is an exciting time to join the school as it continues to move forward under the leadership of its Headteacher, Mr Jason Carey.

For all enquiries, please contact Karen Lacey, HR & Payroll Manager by e-mail at

We reserve the right to call applicants to interview, and appoint, prior to the closing date

All staff at Southend High School for Girls have a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.  This is a customer-facing role needing fluent spoken English.

Whole School Production Chicago Ticket Sale information here