18 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

Ivy Education Trust is seeking an outstanding individual with drive, passion, enthusiasm and ambition to lead our Performing Arts department in the next stage of its development. This is an opportunity for an inspirational leader who has strong subject knowledge of music and drama (with music specialism) and who is an outstanding and experienced classroom practitioner across KS3 to KS5 to take our department and student outcomes to the next level.

You will have excellent organisational, planning and communication skills and have high expectations of all students to secure the best outcomes. You believe that all students are capable of success and recognise that success comes in different forms. Driving forward strategic priorities you will ensure there is a robust curriculum and assessment framework in place underpinned by a key focus on developing, promoting and championing the Arts across the school.

As a leader you are inspirational, forward thinking and put students at the heart of everything you do. You are creative, dynamic, empathetic and have a natural ability to lead and empower both students and staff. You hold the highest expectations of yourself, your staff and your students and recognise the importance of the curriculum both inside and outside the classroom, and are innovative in your commitment to both, ensuring that the Arts are always high profile within the school.

Performing Arts plays a critical role in the whole school curriculum and wider opportunities at Teignmouth Community School. The department prides itself in creating an environment where students' passion and drive for the Arts are fostered through engaging and challenging lessons, but also the opportunities for students to perform and develop their skills.

What the school offers its staff


  • In-trust career development and leadership courses; support to access the NPQ suite of courses and progression opportunities within the Trust’s leadership structure.
  • All teaching staff receive weekly incremental coaching as their personalised CPD to develop pedagogy; no whole Trust one-size-fits all approach.
  • New staff buddy system; a buddy outside the department to catch up with for support.– Trust and School SLT open door policy.


  • Staff EAP Scheme which supports a range of clinically robust counselling options, including telephone and online or face-to-face sessions
  • Financial, legal and practical support from qualified professionals on a range of personal issues
  • Access to online health and wellbeing resources and a specialist information service
  • A dedicated coaching service for line managers, aimed at developing your soft skills and building your confidence for handling challenging situations.
  • Annual flu jab offered to all staff
  • Dartmoor National Park within 30mins of each school
  • Cycle scheme
  • Coastal locations
  • 10 minutes from M5 motorway
  • Excellent rail and bus links
  • 20 min drive from Exeter Airport
  • Free use of on site Fitness Suite at Exeter Road for all staff within the Trust
  • Food allowance for approved duties

CPD And Progression

  • Personalised training programmes
  • Middle leader training opportunities
  • Mentor programmes
  • Strong links with external groups such as PiXL, Challenge Partners and South West Teaching School Alliance
  • Strong links within the local learning community

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to people@ivyeducationtrust.co.uk

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About Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1012 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Teignmouth Community School, Exeter Road

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Caroline.Curle@teignmouthschool.co.uk.

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