Joshua Hagley was employed as Academic Music and Composition Assistant at the Purcell School, a specialist school for young musicians, from September 2016 to July 2017. I was his Head of Department. I can recommend Josh most highly. His work included mentoring pupils in analysis, harmony and composition. Josh has a unique ability to relate to young people and understand their individual needs. He has worked effectively with pupils both of an exceptionally high ability and the more weaker students. He is organised and motivated and had a very positive influence on the whole department. He prepared materials meticulously and has is incorporated technology effectively. Josh is a highly intelligent musician and this, along with his personality, make him an ideal music teacher and he will be a credit any organisation that employs him.