Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS (Fringe) + TLR 2A £7,847 per annum

Additional allowances

TLR 2A £7,847 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, forward-thinking and ambitious Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts. The Performing Arts department at KAEP comprises Drama, Dance and Music, and is made up of three teachers and a dedicated technician. The successful candidate will be a Dance or Drama specialist, but will also have a passion for expressive arts more broadly, and will be excited by the opportunities of leading a multidisciplinary team.

The successful applicant will have a sharp understanding of what quality-first planning and teaching looks like, the emotional intelligence required to coach and grow others, and an unswerving commitment to ensuring the very best possible outcomes for students. They will be dedicated to bring the Performing Arts to life for students both within lessons and beyond them, through opportunities such as productions, clubs and competitions.

What the school offers its staff

The Performing Arts Department benefits from first class facilities and accommodation including an impressive theatre with up-to-date sound and lighting equipment, drama and dance studios, the latter of which has a sprung floor, two dedicated music teaching rooms and practice rooms.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that there is a clear vision for the Performing Arts curriculum across KS3, 4 and 5. They will ensure these aims are underpinned with carefully sequenced schemes of work that support students of all abilities to master the disciplines and achieve excellent academic outcomes. They will be responsible for ensuring that curriculum planning is consistently of a high quality, clearly defining the essential knowledge and skills that students must grasp to progress. They will work to ensure that there is equity in curriculum delivery between teachers and classes.

The successful candidate will be confident in analysing data, and using the conclusions they draw to drive progress. They will have a sharp understanding of what excellent teaching looks like, and previous experience of successfully supporting colleagues with developing their practice.

The Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts role at King’s Academy Easthampstead Park is regarded as a senior curriculum leadership position, and as a result, comes with additional non-contact time for the Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts to undertake their leadership responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to attend leadership meetings and work closely with Senior Leaders and fellow Curriculum Leaders on whole school curriculum leadership. In return for your passion, commitment and drive, we offer a highly supportive working environment, students who are keen to learn, and outstanding continued professional development opportunities, including access to the National Professional Qualification (NPQ) suite of training.

This is a very exciting time to join us. In November 2022, we joined King’s Group Academies (KGA). This has created excellent opportunities for teachers to share ideas and approaches across schools, for the benefit of our students.

At our last OFSTED inspection (November 2021), we were rated as ‘Good’ in all areas and the inspection team noted that:

“Pupils enjoy coming to their happy and inclusive school. There is a strong ethos of mutual respect, courtesy and care for others.”

“Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. They value the educational opportunities that they receive and want to succeed. Knowing their teachers have high expectations and want the very best for them encourages pupils to take pride in their work. Pupils confidently ask for help when they need it.”

We aspire to be rated ‘Outstanding’, driven by a core belief that all of our students deserve nothing but the best possible teaching and support in order to be happy, healthy and successful. We aim to deliver the best quality teaching and learning in a school where staff and students have respect for, and pride in themselves, their school and their community.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, mindset and determination to join us on our journey towards ‘outstanding,’ we would very much like to hear from you. Visits to the school prior to application are warmly welcomed.

Closing date: Monday 22 April at 9am

To apply, please complete the application form which you can download from the advert on https://www.kgaeasthampstead.uk/staff-vacancies/ or contact Rhona Franco, Personnel Officer, at recruitment@kgaeasthampstead.uk.or 01344 390826.

Applications may be considered upon receipt so you are encouraged to apply at the earliest possible opportunity.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be undertaken.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@kgaeasthampstead.uk

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About King's Academy Easthampstead Park

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
937 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01344 390826

This is a very exciting time to join us. In November 2022, we joined King’s Group Academies (KGA), following an associate membership lasting nearly two years. We are really excited by the opportunities this is creating for sharing ideas and approaches across schools. At our last OFSTED inspection (November 2021), we were rated as ‘Good’ in all areas and the inspection team noted that:

“Pupils enjoy coming to their happy and inclusive school. There is a strong ethos of mutual respect, courtesy and care for others.”

“Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. They value the educational opportunities that they receive and want to succeed. Knowing their teachers have high expectations and want the very best for them encourages pupils to take pride in their work. Pupils confidently ask for help when they need it.”

We aspire to be rated ‘Outstanding’, driven by a core belief that all of our students deserve nothing but the best possible teaching and support in order to be happy, healthy and successful. We aim to deliver the best quality teaching and learning in a school where staff and students have respect for, and pride in themselves, their school and their community.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, mindset and determination to join us on our journey towards ‘outstanding,’ we would very much like to hear from you. Visits to the school prior to application are warmly welcomed.

Arranging a visit to King's Academy Easthampstead Park

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@kgaeasthampstead.uk.

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