Teaching Assistant - Music Department

Job advert

Required as soon as possible

Term Time Only Post

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (4 days a week)

Actual gross salary range: £14,335.46 to £16,292.05


Thank you very much for your enquiry about the post of Teaching Assistant in the Music Department at Dunraven School. We are looking to appoint a knowledgeable and enthusiastic individual to provide general support to the teacher in the management of students and the classroom.  This is a varied role which would suit a pro-active individual interested in a career in Music Education, able to play an instrument to a good standard and a willingness to support the teachers in the department to ensure students achieve their full potential.  


The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the school wish to appoint candidates of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful and diverse co-educational school and keen to share in the development of our All Through Provision. Recognition of our marked progress has been significant and our journey as a school is important to us. For example:

  • In February 2011 we were designated as both a National Support School and a Leading Edge School.
  • In August 2011, we converted to Academy status.
  • In 2012 we began our development as an All Through School with children starting in Reception in September 2013.
  • In summer 2013 our £20 million BSF programme was completed.
  • In October 2014 we were judged as outstanding in all areas, including both Early Years and the Sixth Form, by Ofsted.
  • In 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established.
  • In September 2018, our Multi Academy Trust was formally set up with the integration of Van Gogh Primary, followed by Goldfinch Primary school on 1 January 2019.

If you are successful in your application, you will join a staff who are hard-working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students.  We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Noon on Friday 25 January 2019

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 28 January 2019


Dunraven School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. A satisfactory enhanced DBS check is a condition of employment for all employees.  We look forward to receiving your application.


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