6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 April 2021 at 10:00 am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Art and design, Dance, Drama, Music
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

We are excited to advertise our newly created post of Director of Arts at Glenthorne High School. We are looking to recruit an exceptional leader with the passion and dedication, able to lead, develop and maintain our Outstanding provision. The successful candidate will be a superb classroom practitioner with the ability to inspire, innovate and drive a culture of success through teamwork and support. With overall responsibility for Performing Arts, the successful candidate will have the autonomy to plan and implement an exciting and engaging curriculum, to drive student uptake of these subjects, create inclusive opportunities and improve outcomes for all our young people.

Your opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to become a key player where you will be fully supported by the Headteacher, SLT. The role would suit existing Subject Leader with excellent leadership skills and an ambition to make a difference to the lives of our pupils. The Trust will provide the new Headteacher with all the support needed in the form of individual mentoring and support from the CEO. We can provide a supportive and progressive environment for you to grow and make a difference to the lives of our pupils.

About Glenthorne High School

Set in the London Borough of Sutton, the school converted to Academy status in 2011 and with its two sister schools, Abbey Primary and Aragon Primary, forms the Willow Learning Trust. Glenthorne High School is a comprehensive school with 1650 pupils on roll, from 11 to 19 years of age, and prides itself on a diverse, inclusive and supportive community. Past Glenthorne pupils have been highly successful in securing Higher Education at Oxbridge and Russell Group universities and prestigious employment and apprenticeships.
The school is a centre of excellence in the arts and offers selected places to pupils who demonstrate both talent and aptitude in the arts.
In addition, the school has an ASD Base with 26 pupils. This department is well resourced and pupils are integrated into the life of the school.
Last year, the school featured in the highly acclaimed and award-winning Channel 4 documentary ‘The school that tried to end racism’, which aired in June 2020. Please follow the link to view the programmes https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-school-that-tried-to-end-racism to give you a flavour of the work the school is undertaking.
Glenthorne is also the lead school for the Sutton Teaching Alliance and the Sutton SCITT, an outstanding provider of Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training.

Applying for the job

Please check Glenthorne High School website for more details.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1599 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Glenthorne High School

Glenthorne High School is part of the Willow Learning Trust and is a National Teaching School with a specialism in the arts. The school is a mixed comprehensive academy with over 1600 pupils, which has been judged 'outstanding' in all areas by OFSTED. The school provides a calm and nurturing environment where pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential.

Arranging a visit to Glenthorne High School

Informal and exploratory conversations are welcome. Please contact Samantha Pennelli, HR Manager to arrange an appointment. Unfortunately, due to Covid we cannot offer a visit prior to application, should you be successful in securing an interview we will ensure you are given a full tour of the school.

School location

Sutton Common Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 9PS

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