Teacher of Performing Arts and Music

Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2UW

This job expired on 18 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    18 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 May 2022

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Teacher of Performing Arts and Music job summary

Teacher of Performing Arts and Music

Contract: Full time, Permanent (Part-Time may be considered)

Salary: MPS/UPS

Site: Thomas Deacon Academy

Closing date: 18 May 2022

Start: ASAP

Please note – the Trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher of Performing Arts and Music who can inspire and motivate our students and join us on our continuous journey towards excellence by raising standards, improving outcomes for all learners and deliver the TDA core purpose:

“To ensure that each student acquires the necessary knowledge, skills and character to make a positive contribution to society and ‘thrive’ as a global citizen”

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About Thomas Deacon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
2382 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

Ideally, the candidate will be able to offer a second subject in Music.

The Performing Arts Department consists of Dance, Drama and Music. This department works closely with one another to support individual needs and encourages individual progression. We work collaboratively to ensure cultural capital opportunities such as The Academy Musical and Live Theatre Trips take place annually. We encourage both staff and students to push themselves, developing curious minds to create well-rounded individuals.

Reasons to join our team include:


• Small, thriving department

• 2019 GCSE results above National Average

• All students access Music from KS3

•Large peripatetic team to support learning outside of the classroom

• Broad curriculum encouraging all students to engage

• Opportunities to broaden the Curriculum with Music Technology

• Great facilities: Keyboard suite, Recording studio, Implementing Music Tech workstations

• Links with Peterborough Music Hub, opportunities for CPD and wider learning in the classroom

• Part of a very supportive department

Expressive Arts:

• Small, passionate department consisting of Dance and Drama

• All students access Expressive Arts from KS3

• Opportunities to explore Dance and Drama (GCSE and VOC) at KS4

• KS5 Drama and Theatre Studies

• Regular opportunities to meet and discuss curriculum development as a team

• Great facilities: 3 Dance Studios with sprung floors/mirrors, 1 Drama Theatre that seats 220 with lighting and sound deck

• Specialist from varying genres, allowing internal CPD

• Part of a very supportive department

• Great working relationships.

The Thomas Deacon Academy that we know today opened in 2007 as one of the UK’s first and largest academies. Whilst a building does not make a school, it is worth noting that Thomas Deacon Academy was designed by Norman Foster and Partners and in addition to our impressive main academy our beautiful 43-acre campus includes TDA Juniors - a modern, light, and purpose-built Key Stage 2 facility - and expansive playing fields and sporting facilities.

Moving forward, our vision for the academy is a simple one: we want every member of our learning community to be the very best that they can be and achieve their full potential.

The academy’s core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration define who we are as a community and how we learn together. We believe that every member of our learning community should have the highest expectations and standards, showing trust and discipline in all that we do.

In September 2018, a new extension to the existing main building led to new accommodation being created for a sixth form study centre, refectory expansion and staff professional learning centre.

In September 2019, TDA received a very positive Ofsted report, judging the academy to be Good overall. Ofsted commented favourably, amongst other things, on the overall leadership of the academy, good teaching, positive relationships between staff and students and students’ behaviour. These aspects of the academy have been maintained alongside the identified areas for development being addressed.

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact the HR Team on e-mail hrteam@tdet.education

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