Job Vacancies

The Froebelian School Horsforth is committed to employing professional, passionate and well-qualified teaching staff who focus on excellence in the classroom and encouraging co-curricular activities.

The Froebelian School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

It will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure (DBS) to be undertaken.

Current Vacancies

Peripatetic Music Teacher of Singing

Commence from September 2018

Term-time only

Permanent | Casual Hours

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 7 June. 12.00noon.

Interviews will be held on Monday 18 June.

The Froebelian School, Horsforth is committed to learning, progress and innovation within a traditional setting.

The school was founded in 1913 with the distinctive name adopted by the founder Miss L. Hoe, in honour of the then influential German educationalist, Friedrich Froebel. Froebel pioneered early years’ learning and the school still follows this tradition, educating children from the age of three years in Kindergarten classes.

As one of Leeds’ leading preparatory schools our culture is to encourage all pupils to achieve their potential and we foster a community spirit. Our motto, ‘Giving a flying start to the citizens of tomorrow’, emphasises our commitment and dedication to provide knowledge, skills, experiences and opportunities that prepare children for their future.

Froebelian School has a thriving music department and we are currently looking for a Teacher of Singing to start in September 2018. The School has a strong tradition of music with an orchestra, choir and various ensembles with many opportunities to perform. We are looking for a peripatetic teacher with initiative, vision and the ability to build on the success of our present teacher and contribute to its further development. You should have the confidence, credibility and technical expertise to encourage participation to enable each pupil to reach his or her musical potential.

This position is on a self-employed basis with a fee payable to Froebelian for the use of teaching facilities. You will be flexible and willing to commit to working for 30 weeks of the year, during school hours, split between the 3 terms along with additional activities/concerts as required etc. The successful candidate would be expected to help in running the Singing Section of our annual Spring Festival of the Arts.

As well as teaching the students each week, the post includes the following duties (please note this is not an exhaustive list):

  • to prepare and enter students for graded exams where appropriate
  • to assess and keep a record of pupil progress and to provide updates on progress and achievement as required
  • to produce bi-annual written reports in good time for distribution
  • to set up a termly teaching timetable in consultation with the Music Teacher and amend this should the need arise to provide flexibility e.g. because of school trips or events

At present there are 9 pupils taking singing lessons and new pupils usually begin in September.

Applicants should apply by completing an application form only; these are available from the School Office or the School Website. Interviewees should be prepared to perform a piece of their own choice and to teach a short lesson to a pupil (15 minutes).

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 7 June. 12.00noon.

Interviews will be held on Monday 18 June.

Froebelian School is committed to equal opportunities, and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees are required to undertake an enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity for this role.

Reg. Charity No. 529111

Singing Teacher for Music Application Form



Kitchen Assistant

The Froebelian School, Horsforth is one of Leeds’ leading independent preparatory schools for boys and girls aged 3-11 years. We are currently looking to recruit part time kitchen assistants to join our team of staff.

Your main duties in this role will include:

  • Assisting the Chef with food preparation and cooking;
  • Cleaning crockery, cutlery, utensils, containers and small scale equipment manually and through a machine washer;
  • Cleaning floors, work surfaces, furnishings and related equipment manually;
  • Complying with food hygiene regulations with regard to food service equipment cleaning and kitchen cleanliness;
  • Complying with Health and Safety regulations;
  • Storing goods and stock correctly to be used on a rotational basis;
  • Serving food to the children and staff over lunchtime.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • High personal hygiene standards;
  • Participate as a team member;
  • Hold a Food Hygiene Certificate;
  • Ideally have experience within a catering environment.

The Froebelian School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post will require an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, the cost of which is met by the school. Proof of eligibility to work in the UK is essential.
Available shift patterns are 7.15am to 1.15pm or 9.00am to 1.45pm Monday to Friday term time only.
Pay: Up to £8.05 per hour.

Kitchen Assistant Application Form


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The Froebelian Flyers

This year we have introduced Froebelian Flyers. Each week staff nominate pupils who they believe have best met the characteristics of one of the flyers.