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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    28 September 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - From January 2024

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Castle School, Taunton, is looking for a passionate, dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Performing Arts with Dance specialism to join our outstanding department at The Castle School, to cover maternity leave, from January 2024.

We offer an exciting and rewarding place to work, with access to the highest quality professional development, which ensures you are at the forefront of teaching and learning innovation. Our students are keen to learn and succeed; they appreciate their teachers’ support and dedication.

We are passionate about the curriculum and there is an intensity around the development of that here. You will be exposed to high level thinking about curriculum and pedagogy. Thiswill prepare you well for future career progression. The leadership culture here is high challenge high support and as we become part of the newly formed Blackdown Education Partnership (BEP) from September the opportunity to grow within our trust is available.

What the school offers its staff

At The Castle School you will be joining an enthusiastic and hard-working team that includes Art, Drama, Dance, and Music. All students follow a varied Arts curriculum with specialist teachers through key stage 3, and benefit from a fantastic range of extra-curricular opportunities including clubs and groups, music tuition, concerts, plays, musicals, a Dance showcase, Variety Show, Community Concert and Art, Photography and Textiles exhibitions. We offer 6 Arts GCSE courses and 1 BTEC Courses and up-take at key stage 4 is excellent. The department is busy and thriving with an abundance of extra-curricular offers. In November we host our annual House Dance competition. In January we do a major school musical. In recent years we have put on Grease, School Of Rock, High School Musical and this year The Addams Family. In February we take our students on a Performing Arts tour to New York. Dance students perform at local festivals and events including Spring Forward. Students often go on to study Dance when they leave The Castle School and we currently have Castle Alumni at Italia Conti and Laine Theatre Arts amongst others.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Castle Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work here to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosures.
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About The Castle School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1199 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

At The Castle School we have very high expectations of ourselves and of our students. We invest heavily in our staff and have a superb reputation for outstanding support and development for teachers, particularly for ECTs. The successful candidate will join our outstanding Trust comprising two secondary schools and a growing number of primary schools. We can offer you: An opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow. A friendly, busy and dynamic workplace where each day is different from the last. A competitive salary. Wider opportunities to be involved across our Trust. An energised and professional working environment.

Arranging a visit to The Castle School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@castle.somerset.sch.uk.

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