Contract Type: Full Time
Phase Leader
Job Start Date: 2021-09-01
Salary: MPS | UPS | Outer London +TLR (£2000pa)
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Female
Address: Fullers Way North, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7LQ
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Subject Lead of Music


Required for September 2021

Tolworth Girls’ School & Sixth Form is a World Class School with high expectations, encouraging our students to be aspirational with their learning and to enjoy all aspects of school life. We are looking to appoint a collaborative and inspirational subject leader of Music, to join our highly effective Practical Arts Faculty, from September 2021.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated and hardworking teacher looking to expand and develop a highly successful department, housing state of the art facilities, including a new recording studio, several practice rooms and specialist classrooms. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational professional who has a real love for their subject, and the drive to use creative approaches in their teaching. You will join our pioneering and highly successful Faculty and will take an active role in the wider school community.

Our students are hardworking and have a positive attitude to learning; they thrive in a culture of achievement and success. We have high expectations, encouraging our students to be aspirational with their learning and to enjoy all aspects of school life. The faculty is committed to ensuring that students are given opportunities to develop their learning with a wide range of extra-curricular experiences, trips and clubs.

Why work for Tolworth Girls’?

Employee wellbeing is a key part of our values, we offer a wide range of incentives to engage colleagues to ensure they are appreciated and feel valued. Regular professional development, is a key focus for Teaching and Non-Teaching staff. All new colleagues get a buddy and a mentor for NQT’s with a tailored induction programme, to suit you. We regularly train colleagues across school in Mental Health first aid and all staff receive support, information and guidance on mental health and their personal journey. We also have colleagues trained in coaching, and suggest all new members of the team take advantage of this resource.

Our benefits include Teachers Pension scheme; early finish for all half and end of terms; discounted fees with a local nursery; and flu jab vouchers. We have a dedicated newly refurbished staffroom, with free tea and coffee. There is plenty of free on-site parking and we promote a cycle to work scheme.


Our last OFSTED Inspection in September 2017 confirmed that Tolworth Girls’ School & Sixth Form is an Outstanding school in all areas. In 2018 we also received World Class School Accreditation, supporting our absolute committed to providing the very best education for our students.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. The School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

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About Tolworth Girls' School

Tolworth Girls' School is a large, over-subscribed, non-selective, Academy school with a mixed sixth form in a local authority which retains selection at 11+. Most Year 11 girls apply to the large and still increasing sixth form. They are joined by girls and boys from other schools. Attainment on entry covers the entire range with a very slightly larger proportion of higher attaining students than average.

The school has earned many national awards including Investors in People, Healthy Schools and Artsmark Gold. In 2000 we acquired Training School status and continue to train new recruits to the teaching profession. We have been a Leading Edge school since 2004 and became a Specialist Technology School in 2005, and a Foundation school in 2007. On 1st August 2011 we became a state funded Academy.