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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Performing Arts

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£31,350.00 - £47,839.00 Annually (FTE) Plus TLR 2B payment of £5,527

Deputy Director of Performing Arts job summary

We are looking to appoint an ambitious and experienced Deputy Director of Performing Arts with a ‘can do’ attitude to join the Faculty of Performing Arts in our already over-subscribed school that opened in September 2019.

Candidates should have previous experience of teaching Drama to GCSE, with a proven track record of raising the quality of teaching and learning, whilst demonstrating excellent subject knowledge coupled with an ability to deliver inspirational lessons and outstanding productions.

Experience of teaching to BTEC Level 3 Performing arts is essential given that the school's Sixth Form opens in September 2024 and this will be part of our core offer.

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who:

exude infectious enthusiasm and have a genuine passion for their subject

are collaborative team players

are excited by the prospect of launching BTEC L3 Performing Arts courses to our first cohort of Year 12 students in September

are keen to embrace innovative approaches towards all aspects of school life

use research-driven teaching methods to inform their teaching

are committed to securing the best outcomes for our students

can offer enrichment and extra-curricular experiences related to their subject including the staging of productions

are flexible in their approach to work and can adapt to new challenges

thrive under pressure with an ability to prioritise multiple responsibilities

possess analytical and problem-solving abilities

can demonstrate excellent planning and organising skills

are detail conscious and resilient

In return, you will have access to our staff benefits package including:

An annual Flex Day to be taken on a day of your choice (with an additional day granted for every 4 years of service)

Free parking on site

Free use of the school gym

Cycle to work scheme

Free 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme

Access to our in-house team of Mental Health First Aiders

Buddy system for new staff

Access to mentoring and CPD opportunities

Regular staff socials

Discounts with local businesses

An opportunity to work with friendly and welcoming colleagues in a modern, aesthetically pleasing and forward-thinking environment.

The ethos of our school focuses on enabling every student and staff member to make outstanding progress. You will be supported in your role by our Director of Performing Arts, giving you the opportunity to enhance your skills and accelerate your career.

If you share our belief that young people have the right to a transformational educational experience that will enable them to fulfil their potential and realise their ambitions, then we look forward to hearing from you.

At KWS, we understand the value of having a workforce that reflects and represents our multi-ethnic student body from an equality, diversity and inclusivity perspective. We therefore welcome and embrace applications from all backgrounds.

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require a Full Enhanced, with List Checks, Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

As part of our selection and appointment process, and in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, we are required to conduct online searches on all candidates in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By submitting and signing your application, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the selection and appointment process.

Applications will be shortlisted throughout the process, and we may interview and close the advert early if we are in a position to recruit a suitable candidate. We therefore encourage interested candidates to apply early.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Katherine Warington School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
744 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Katherine Warington School is a new comprehensive, co‐educational and non‐denominational academic secondary school (opened September 19) with 750 students currently (180 in each of years 7, 8, 9 and 10 – these year groups are already oversubscribed). The school will add a

further 180 students in each subsequent year and then open a 250 strong Sixth Form. By 2025 we will have grown to our capacity of 1,150 students. The school was established through the partnership of the Harpenden Secondary Schools Trust, which includes the three outstanding

schools in Harpenden: Roundwood Park, St George’s and Sir John Lawes and additional partners: the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research Centre (a world leading non‐profit agricultural science research centre).

Further details about the school, including our prospectus and virtual tour, can be found on our website: www.kwschool.co.uk

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