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Deputy Curriculum Leader - Head of Dance

Plumstead Manor School, London

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

We are seeking an inspiring and enthusiastic dance teacher, to lead our Dance Department. As a Deputy Curriculum Leader within the Performing Arts faculty you will manage and monitor the curriculum development of dance across all key stages, facilitating and encouraging inspirational learning experiences. Our dance teachers, who are trained in a wide range of dance styles, achieve consistently strong results across all key stages and many of our students go on to study dance at University. An important element of the role is leading the production of several shows each year including the very popular ‘Outburst’. Studies are complemented with extra-curricular Dance clubs and trips to see professional dance in the theatre. We offer GCSE at KS4 and BTEC at KS5.
We know our staff are our most important resource. As a result, professional development and well-being is vital to the success of the school and our young people. We are committed to excellence and justice in a successful and harmonious community.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.
References will automatically be requested for all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. The successful applicant will be required to be DBS checked prior to taking up post.

Employee benefits

TLR2b £4,784

Applying for the job

Please visit our school website and visit our vacancies page where you can download an application form. The completed form should be returned to

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
1477 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
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About Plumstead Manor School

Plumstead Manor is a thriving and rapidly improved school judged Good by Ofsted . We are dedicated to providing a world-class education to the young people and families of Royal Greenwich, and hold a strong commitment to promoting excellence, justice and success for all our young people.
Our goal is to inspire and nurture young people of all abilities and backgrounds to develop a love of learning which will sustain them throughout their lives. It is this which will successfully see them into further education and the fulfilling career of their choice. We believe that high quality teaching, in a safe and friendly environment, is the key to unlocking the potential of all our young people so that they can go on to change the world for the better.
Dance is one of 3 departments along with Drama and Music who combine to form our successful and well regarded Performing Arts Faculty. We believe that many skills learnt in Performing arts are transferable to other curriculum areas and increase confidence and self-discipline. As such Dance is offered as a discrete subject to all students in Year 7, 8 and 9, and there are pathways offered across Key Stage 4 and 5 to study Dance towards formal qualifications. As a school we are committed to the essential role of the Arts in any high quality school curriculum, and their vital role in the lifeblood of our school community.

Arranging a visit to Plumstead Manor School

We are unable to arrange visits at the current time. If you would like any further information about the school please telephone HR Manager, Janet Tarling on Wednesdays and Thursdays (emails will be answered on all other days) 020 3260 3111

School location

Old Mill Road, London, SE18 1QF

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