Director of Performing Arts & Public Performance Our Lady & St. Bede Catholic Academy, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland

Job description

Our Lady & St Bede Catholic Academy and the Directors of Carmel Education Trust wish to appoint an excellent Director of Performing Arts & Public Performance to join Our Lady & St Bede. The role may appeal to candidates seeking their first middle leader post or, equally, to recently qualified or more experienced teachers, looking to develop in a school which is totally committed to Performing Arts.

The successful candidate will have:
• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher.
• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all pupils.
• The vision, energy and creativity to contribute to the department in the next phase in its development.
• A teacher with a strong commitment to understanding and promoting the school’s Catholic ethos.

We can offer:
• A Catholic school that has a clear mission and strong tradition dating back to before 1850.
• A vibrant, well run, ambitious and caring school.
• A school where staff enjoy coming to work and are able to maintain a work-life balance.
• A professional climate where all staff are valued, listened to and who are able to fully use our gifts and talents.
• An excellent behaviour climate where staff can teach free from disruption.
• Most importantly, fantastic pupils who are hardworking, display great humility and appreciate the effort of adults who work on their behalf.
• A school which is part of the Carmel Education Trust: a group of secondary & primary schools, all working together as one to provide exceptional levels of expertise and support.
• A rapidly expanding school
• A £5m building expansion programme.
• An Ofsted (January 18) and Diocesan (November 17) rated ‘Outstanding’ School in every area.

School Visit
We are passionate about our school and want to fill it with staff who share the same passion, values and drive. You would be warmly welcomed to our school at any time, to see and feel what Our Lady & St Bede is like on a typical day and to ask any questions you may have on an informal basis. Please contact the Headteacher’s P.A.: Mrs Johanna Smurthwaite:

For an application form, please e-mail Mrs Johanna Smurthwaite: or Tel: 01642 704970. Closing date: Monday 2nd March 2020, 9:00am

Essential educational requirements

Ability to teach across the full ability and age range

Essential qualifications

A degree in an appropriate discipline
Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Recent participation in a range of relevant in-service training
Excellent classroom management skills
Experience of successful leadership of a subject/pastoral area, a team or other significant area of school life
Experience of monitoring and evaluating the practice and performance of others
Experience of using and analysing a range of data to inform self-evaluation and shape development priorities
Experience of leading or contributing to development planning
Experience of building effective relationships with students, staff and other stakeholders

About Our Lady & St. Bede Catholic Academy

Bishopton Road West, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS19 0QH
Our Lady & St. Bede Catholic Academy website (opens in a new window)