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Head of Music

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Tomlinscote School as the Head of Music. This is a key leadership role within the school, so we are seeking an excellent teacher who has a positive outlook, passion for music, and has a proven track record in the delivery of a rich and varied extra-curricular music programme. The successful candidate will be committed to planning and delivering a high quality, interesting and inclusive curriculum, which will challenge and inspire all our students. It is a fabulous opportunity for someone to take our music provision to an even better level!

They will also be required to provide guidance, support and advice to staff within the department, taking a leading role in modelling best practice.  

If you are an outstanding practitioner with drive, resilience and ambition then we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a teacher who displays the following characteristics:

  • A thoughtful and self-reflective approach to pedagogy;

  • A desire to be an outstanding classroom practitioner;

  • A passion for the subject;

  • Excellent ICT skills that makes learning visible in the classroom 

  • Excellent subject knowledge and a desire to build on this; and an

  • Enthusiasm for working with 11-16 year old students.

The School 

Tomlinscote is a highly successful, oversubscribed, mixed comprehensive school of approximately 1500 students. Our staff enjoy working here because our standards, facilities and staff well-being are excellent.

Our students are a pleasure to teach and make excellent progress as shown by the positive examination data.  All Tomlinscote students and teaching staff have their own iPad to enhance learning inside or outside of the classroom.  

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider school community.  

We also expect staff to undertake a pastoral role as a form tutor.  There are also opportunities to get involved in the wider life of the school through trips and extracurricular activities and we will develop every staff member that joins our team, providing one-to-one support, coaching and mentoring and access to extensive professional development. 

Any applicant should hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this post.  

The Trust

The Prospect Trust is a leading Multi-Academy Trust in the South of England, with an aim of providing outstanding education for all learners within a family of local academies. There are currently three academies within the Trust: The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Tomlinscote School and Frimley Church of England Junior School.

The Process 

If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role please contact HR on or the Principal (

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to

Interview Date: We reserve the right to interview upon receipt of a suitable application

Start Date: September 2022 or January 2023

Salary: London Fringe Pay, with TLR 2a

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Tomlinscote School

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to acting in line with the GDPR regulations; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for an interview. 

The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.

Contact Us

Tomlinscote Way, Frimley, Surrey, GU16 8PY

01276 70 90 50