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Clarinet Tutor and Drum Tutor

£30 per hour

We have openings for two well-qualified, inspiring and enthusiastic instrumental tutors (Clarinet and Drums) to work in an outstanding, over-subscribed school which values all types of music, with almost half of its children involved directly in learning a musical instrument. The school provides a vibrant place for children to learn and perform.

Deansfield Primary School
Eltham, SE9 1XP
Contract Type
Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date
1st December 2017

Deansfield Primary School, Dairsie Road, Eltham, SE9 1XP
Tel: 020 8850 1218 / Fax: 020 8294 2030 / Website:

Music Tutors at Deansfield Primary School
Sessional posts: Clarinet Tutor and Drum Tutor : Sessional hourly pay: £30
Start: January 2018

Deansfield is an innovative, oversubscribed primary school in Eltham, committed to providing an outstanding education for all its children. Deansfield forms part of the exciting Compass Partnership of schools with South Rise Primary, Horn Park Primary, Halstow Primary, Alderwood Primary, Wingfield Primary and Willow Dene School. The unique Compass Partnership provides immense opportunities to develop the quality of provision and outcomes, and the sharing of good practice.

Sessional Clarinet Tutor: A well-qualified, inspiring and enthusiastic Clarinet tutor is required to join our large and vibrant music department as a sessional tutor. The schedule is likely to be 3 hours per week. Pupils learn in small groups. Children are encouraged to work towards music exams.

Sessional Drum Tutor: A well-qualified, inspiring and enthusiastic drum tutor (drum-kit & Djembe drums) is required to join our large and vibrant music department as a sessional tutor. The schedule is likely to be 7.5 hours per week. Pupils generally learn in small groups. Children are encouraged to work towards music exams.

Ideally both tutors will:
• be experienced with working with children
• show commitment to the agreed schedule of lessons at school
• have a minimum of Grade 8 in the instrument to be taught, preferably Diploma

Music plays a central part in the life of the school. The successful candidates will join a friendly and supportive community of dedicated professionals. We currently have 7 sessional music tutors teaching a wide-range of instruments to almost 200 children, under the guidance of our full-time music leader. In addition to instrumental lessons, children have a weekly general class music lesson where they develop essential musical skills. There are many opportunities for children to perform regularly: the school has three choirs, a school orchestra, and two percussion ensembles.
Deansfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils attending the school. As the duties of this post involve regular contact with children, any offer to the successful candidates will be conditional upon an Enhanced Disclosure obtained via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information and application form, please email Jane Pickard at the Deansfield Primary School Office,

Visits to school are warmly welcomed; please contact Jane to arrange an appointment. In the meantime, please take a look at our website where you will learn more about our School, its ethos and values. We hope to hear from you soon. Please ensure you make clear on the application form which post you are applying for.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st December 2017 at 3.30pm by email to

How to Apply

Please contact Jane Pickard, Senior Administrative Officer, by email: for an application form and job description

Closing Date:
1st December 2017
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