Lyneham Primary School

Lyneham Primary School

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Staff Vacancies

Lyneham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure And Barring Service (DBS) check before appointment is confirmed.

Midday Supervisory Assistant (MDSA)

We are fortunate to have a strong team of MDSA's at Lyneham Primary School. If you have any questions about the role or would like to be considered for a MDSA position, please contact Sue Foster in the school office on 01249 890 413 or email sue@lynehamprimary.wilts.sch.uk for an application pack.

Music Specialist Teacher

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your musical skills alongside your teaching/ tutoring experience?  Could you share your skills with children?


Start Date:          Monday 4th January 2020

Hours of work:    4 days a week (Mon – Thurs) Term Time only

Contract Type:    1 year in the first instance with potential for a permanent position

Salary:                 circa £15 per hour as cover supervisor (equivalent to M2 on main teaching scale) or a service level agreement for self-employed musicians

Closing Date:       Monday 30th November 2020 at 12 noon


We are looking for a skilled musician to enthuse and inspire our early years to year 6 pupils, to enrich our curriculum and provide PPA and leadership release for teachers.  But we want more than just PPA cover, we really want to enhance the creative aspects of our curriculum so that children are motivated and inspired by a musician who is passionate about their area of interest and whom they would see as a role model. We’re looking for someone with excellent subject knowledge (as well as skills) to help us build a progressive music curriculum that our children would work through from EYFS-Yr6.

This would involve teaching music lessons for EYFS-Year 6 pupils for 3.5 days a week in our dedicated music room with a half day for planning and preparation.  We are a two form entry school so this would be 14 lessons per week. There would also be potential for the successful candidate to run their own paid music clubs/ tuition after school and at lunchtimes, in addition to and separate from the school contract.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed musician with:

  • A high level of musical skills across a range of instruments – ideally with a degree in music or a recognised qualification  
  • A passion to help children develop their own skills and appreciation of music
  • Experience of teaching music to groups of children (Qualified Teacher Status is not essential)
  • Enthusiasm, positivity and energy to inspire and motivate all learners
  • The highest expectations of themselves and the children that they teach
  • A strong commitment to the school values and inclusion
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • High aspirations to develop their teaching skills

In return we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with our Curriculum Leader to develop a Music scheme of work for all year groups that supports and is supported by our new curriculum
  • The opportunity to further develop and resource our dedicated music room
  • A structured timetable with time for planning and preparation
  • Classroom support from TA colleagues
  • The opportunity to help children develop their confidence and love of music which in turn will support their emotional wellbeing
  • The opportunity to offer paid music tuition to pupils, on Fridays, after school or at lunchtimes.
  • Excellent career development opportunities as the school is strongly committed to providing professional development opportunities for all staff.

This is an exciting, challenging and potentially highly rewarding career opportunity for the right person.  Could this be you?

If you are interested in this post, we would love to hear from you and would warmly encourage you to come and visit us to learn more about our school and our plans for the post. Please contact Susie Pike in our school office on admin@lynehamprimary.wilts.sch.uk for an application pack and to arrange a visit. 

We look forward to hearing from you!