Head of Performing Arts - East London

GSL Education
London (Greater)
12 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Title: Head of Performing Arts
Location: East London
Salary Scale: Academy Leader Scale, AL4-AL8: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Start Date: Easter or ASAP
Contract: Permanent

GSL Education are currently seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of Performing Arts to join a friendly and dynamic Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school.

The Head of Performing Arts will manage the teachers in the department and provide the structure for them to deliver the curriculum from years 7 to 11 and to assess and monitor the department's impact in relation to the school’s targets.

The role is at a mixed secondary school based in East London. This is a permanent role opportunity, starting as soon as possible. The school encourages candidates to apply at the earliest possible stage, as it reserves the right to interview and appoint at any time during the process, in some cases in advance of any formal closing date.

As such, the school is looking for a Head of Performing Arts who can provide the guidance, advice and coaching that those teaching Performing Arts need in order to teach high-quality lessons to classes of pupils in Year 7 to 11 and which lead to better than expected outcomes for pupils. The successful candidates will track and monitor the progress of Pupils in Drama and Music, and ensure timely interventions are made as needed.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS enhanced disclosure check.

The successful candidate will:
- Be a qualified Drama/ Music teacher (ideally with PGCE, GTP, B'ed, Cert Ed, BA with QTS).
- Demonstrate recent experience of teaching as up to and including GCSE in Drama and/or Music.
- Hold good honours degree or equivalent in Drama and/or Music.
- Show evidence of continuing professional development related to teaching Drama and/or Music (Middle Leader qualification is desirable).
- Demonstrate experience of leading the development and preparation of Performing Arts schemes of work.
- Demonstrate experience in planning and delivering extended schools programmes.
- Be proven to raise and maintain attainment levels, keeping standards high.
- Be an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual who leads by example.
- Demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills with excellent behaviour management strategies.

GSL Education is an ethical, independent recruitment agency serving Teachers across Greater London. Our advertised teaching roles relate to real vacancies that exist at our client Schools.

We welcome applications from all teachers who feel that they can add value to this school and whom can prosper in a highly effective, fast-paced environment. Candidates wishing to apply are requested to forward a copy of their CV to our Education Consultant, Taryn, as soon as possible

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