Dance Teacher

Richard Lander School, Truro, Cornwall


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,191 to £40,193 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

The opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a well qualified and enthusiastic Dance teacher to join our Creative Arts Department. The successful candidate will be able to provide an insight into the styles of the 6 anthology works which are contemporary, ballet, hip-hop and inclusive dance. Experience of teaching GCSE Dance, including theory would be an advantage.
Our school is welcoming and supportive, with a strong value placed on ‘being the best you can be’ and staff and students on a mission to achieve great outcomes for all our students.

This position is available from 10th September 2019. It is a part time role with the hours of work being Mondays 3.45 – 5.45pm and Wednesdays 2.25 – 4.25pm. There may be opportunities for additional hours for extra-curricular clubs which could be run at lunchtime or after school.

Essential educational requirements

Evidence of good and outstanding teaching and student progress. The ability to engage and motivate through a passion for your subject specialism, presence and professional skills. Evidence of commitment to ensuring the highest levels of achievement for all students regardless of back ground and/or ability. Evidence of being able to provide an insight into the styles of the 6 anthology works which are contemporary, ballet, hip hop and inclusive dance (this includes learning repertoire from the 6 works to give the students insight into the styles). Experience of teaching dance at GCSE level.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
Good Honours degree in a relevant discipline

Essential skills and experience

Excellent subject knowledge. Strong knowledge of pedagogy and the process of teaching and learning. Ability to clearly understand and explain the characteristics of high quality teaching. Ability to analyse student progress data and its application, with appropriate strategies, in raising student achievement and attainment. Good knowledge and understanding of the curriculum particularly related to subject specialism. Good understanding of differentiation/inclusion. Awareness of SEN teaching and learning strategies. Awareness of AfL and its contribution in raising standards of achievement. Good ICT skills with an awareness of how these contribute to enhancing teaching and learning and progress in the classroom. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to form strong relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community. Adaptability and flexibility to embrace new developments to raise student attainment.

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 1440 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
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Website Richard Lander School website (opens in a new window)
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About Richard Lander School

Richard Lander School is a popular school, over subscribed in several year groups. We have 1441 students on roll and this number is growing.
Mr Steve Mulcahy, is our Headteacher and has been since 2008. The building and grounds are part of a PFI contract and are maintained to a very high standard.
We have high standards of our students and the staff who work with them. We have an ARB on site which is very much part of our school. We drive to ensure that everyone can 'be the best that they can be' and this includes both staff and students. Our standards are high and our aim is for all children to achieve their full potential, both academically and socially.

School location

Higher Besore Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6LT