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Specialist Music Lead Vacancy - Winchelsea School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Specialist Music Lead Vacancy

  • Post Ref:1184
  • Department: Schools
  • Division: Special Schools
  • Section: Winchelsea School
  • Sub Section: 
  • Salary details: Teachers Pay Scale, SEN1
  • Employment Status: Full/Part Time 
  • Hourly Rate:
  • Hours: flexible, to 1265
  • Working Weeks:
  • Closing date:  19 May 2024
  • Interview date: TBC


Start Date: September 2024 

Winchelsea School is a community special school committed to meeting the needs of pupils, aged 4 to 19, with a wide range of learning difficulties. We work in collaboration with a number of local schools, running successful satellite provision in classrooms at Old Town Infant School, Canford Heath Junior School, Kinson Academy and Magna Academy. Please be aware that staff are required to work at any of our locations.  

Governors wish to appoint an additional innovative, resilient, enthusiastic and committed teacher to lead our provision of music across the school, with effect from 1 September 2024.   

The role will include planning and delivery of lessons and the planning and creation of whole school performances and events. Timetabling requirements may require the teaching of other subject areas at times.  

Applications are welcomed for those interested in either full, or part time hours. 

Experience of special needs education, in particular of severe and complex learning difficulties would be beneficial but a passion and desire to work in this field of education is considered the most important factor.  

Applicants should be highly motivated, thrive on the challenge of educating pupils with special educational needs and be fully committed to raising standards.   Candidates should be:


  • Experienced in working with pupils who have special educational needs in a special or mainstream context or be able to demonstrate that they have a genuine passion and desire to work in a special school.
  • Able to demonstrate appropriate good subject and curriculum knowledge.
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to use specialised communication techniques in working with children with complex needs.
  • Creative, committed and passionate with high expectations of themselves and others.
  • Able to build positive relationships with children and all relevant stakeholders.
  • Flexible and possess a positive approach to change and challenge, demonstrating a willingness to contribute to the school's vision and goals and to its improvement agenda.

Candidates should be aware that we run eight satellite classrooms, based at local schools. All staff may be required to work at any of these locations, at any given time.

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please review the job description and complete the application form which can be found at   Please send your completed application form to

Applications are welcome from both ECT and experienced teachers.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Melanie Cox or telephone 01202 746240 if you wish to arrange a visit.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, and rigorous checks of shortlisted candidates background credentials.

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