Director of Performing Arts

Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4HT

This job expired on 4 February 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 February 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 January 2022

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£25,714-£36,961 per annum pro rata

Director of Performing Arts job summary

Director, Performing Arts Required: April, 2022 Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2:2 Are you a music teacher looking for the next step in your career? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen to become the Director of Performing Arts at Selby High School, taking strategic leadership of music, drama and dance. If you have already made an impact as a music teacher, and you are able to demonstrate a commitment to the extra-curricular life of a school, then come and join us at Selby High to take our Performing Arts team on the next stage of its journey. We’re looking for a creative and inspirational leader who will have: excellent understanding of curriculum development across music, drama and dance, and a proven track record of gaining excellent results; the skills, energy and commitment to create a vibrant culture of music, dance and drama within the school, overseeing regular performing arts events, a rich programme of enrichment activities and leading on the annual whole-school production. We can offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work in a caring school where students achieve and make sustained progress as a result of our ‘can do’ ethos and where your contribution to the Performing Arts team and the school as a whole, will be valued. Working in a friendly, aspirational school community, we invite you to join us in our commitment to inspire every student with the skills, resilience, and confidence they need to achieve their potential. As a leader within the school, we have an extensive CPD programme to support you in your career, including access to the full suite of NPQs. We also provide all our staff with a laptop computer. Selby is located in picturesque North Yorkshire and benefits from good commuter links with York and Leeds. Selby High School is an equal opportunities employer. We have a robust child protection policy and are committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children and young people. Full details and an application pack are available from the school website: www.selbyhigh.co.uk. Visits can be organised by contacting the SLT PA, Caroline Airth on 01757 244833 or admin@selbyhigh.co.uk. Closing date: Noon on Friday, 4th February. Selby High School Leeds Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4HT.
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About Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1124 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01757 244833

As Principal of Selby High School, I’m delighted to welcome you to our website. In these pages I hope you will get a flavour of what a great place Selby High is to work and learn. We are an inclusive secondary school for boys and girls aged 11 to 16, committed to providing an outstanding education to all.

A talented and committed team of teachers and support staff work exceptionally well with parents, carers and governors to provide a high quality education for students which secures outstanding outcomes, year in year out.

At Selby High School we ensure that every individual reaches their academic and personal potential, no matter what their starting point. We combine a strong focus on the core areas of literacy, numeracy and science, with a rich and engaging curriculum which offers a broad variety of exciting courses, including the full range of art, technology, sport-related and performing arts based subjects. Learning is carefully structured around the knowledge, skills and understanding required both for success in examinations, and preparation for life in the modern world.

We aim to develop resilience and independence in our students, acknowledging that learning from our mistakes is all part of making great progress. Through regular assessment of learning we are able to inform students and their parents and carers of strengths and areas for development at regular points throughout the year.

Strong pastoral support is central to our work, and we pride ourselves on the safe, friendly environment in our school. Student and staff wellbeing is at the heart of all we do. Excellent behaviour stems from the high expectations in place, alongside the positive relationships between all members of the school community. Student voice is very important to us, and as well as the main Student Council we have 5 thriving Year Group Councils and a Student Wellbeing Group.

We believe in a fully rounded education and are committed to enabling all our young people to develop into happy, tolerant and confident adults. We have a programme of events which prepare students to be caring and considerate citizens in 21st Century Britain, as well as a rich extra-curricular programme. There are many opportunities to partake in sporting and creative activities, and we look to nurture young people’s talents and interests whatever they may be.

Our website only begins to show you the wealth of opportunities at Selby High School. To find out more about our school, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be more than happy arrange a visit so that you can see our exceptional educational offer for yourself.

Arranging a visit to Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science

Visits can be organised by contacting the SLT PA, Caroline Airth on 01757 244833 or admin@selbyhigh.co.uk.

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