This job expired on 19 February 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2C (£7844 pa)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic Head of Performing Arts who will lead the Performing Arts department. Our vacancy is for a teacher of music on a permanent contract to start in September 2024. We will consider applications for full or part-time, please indicate this on your application form.

The post would suit a charismatic teacher who is passionate about Performing Arts and who has leadership and mentoring experience.

You should be a dynamic, well-qualified, knowledgeable, organised and committed teacher who is ready for leadership and has the skills to be responsible for driving academic progress. You will be expected to demonstrate a proven track-record of exceptional outcomes, high-quality teaching and the ability to inspire both staff and students with your passion for Performing Arts.

The person appointed will work closely with other school leaders, and will ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to succeed in in all aspects of their lives.

We are happy for candidates to visit the school or have an informal chat prior to submitting their application. Please contact school to organise this.

Closing Date: Midday 19th February 2024

Interview Date Thursday 29th February 2024

What the school offers its staff

Our well-resourced department and team of professionals have a record of achieving outstanding results for our students. This is an ideal opportunity an experienced teacher to enhance the opportunities and experiences of students at Caldew School.

We are an inclusive school who strives to do the best for all our students to ensure they all reach their full potential. We want all our staff and students to feel safe and happy at Caldew School.

We are supportive school who do all we can to ensure staff are happy and appreciated.

Children are are the forefront of all we do and we aim to achieve the best outcomes for all our students, whatever their ability.

We are committed to protecting and safeguarding all our students.

Commitment to safeguarding

All roles involve regulated activity with children. You should not apply if you are on the Children’s Barred List.
Caldew School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found using the following link:
In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS.
Caldew School is an equal opportunities employer.

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About Caldew School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
961 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01228 710044

Caldew School is a popular, rural 11-18 mixed comprehensive school situated south of the city of Carlisle with a catchment area that extends to the fringe of the Lake District. We have 1000 pupils on roll including a Sixth Form of 160. The school is heavily over-subscribed and the roll is steady.

We have a good and improving track record of achievement at all examination levels, good resources and facilities and a rich programme of visits and extra-curricular activities.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people in everyone's responsibility at Caldew School and we take this very seriously. We adopt an approach which is child-centred. This means that all staff at Caldew School consider, at all times, what is in our students' best interests. The Safeguarding Team work within the school to ensure that all of our students are safe, happy and thriving. All staff have a duty of care to make sure students are safe and this means that information may need to be shared with other agencies and organisations to make sure that our students and their families get the best possible support.

Our Ofsted inspection in June 2022 graded Caldew as ‘good’. However, we are not complacent and we know that there are areas where we need to do better.

Arranging a visit to Caldew School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email h.vasilic@caldew.cumbria.sch.uk.

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