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Teacher of Performing Arts (Music & Drama)

Salary £32,189 — £49,274 (Academy Qualified Teachers Scale)

Position Available: January / April 2024

Closing Date: Monday 4th December 2023

We wish to appoint an exceptional Teacher of Performing Arts (Music & Drama Specialist).  This is a unique opportunity to join a successful split-site academy as part of a supportive team.

The post is open to teachers of all levels of experience, and we welcome applications from ECTs.

The successful candidates will have an enthusiasm that will inspire students to outstanding outcomes.

Our academy operates across two sites. The Lower Academy specialises in the teaching of our Key Stage 3 students, whilst The Upper Academy specialises in teaching Key Stage 4 and 5. We pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive academy and this is actively underpinned by our motto ‘Aspire Believe Achieve’.

Music is in its second year of delivery at the Lower Academy, with a view to developing year-on-year with each new cohort; eventually offering both KS4 & KS5 Music at The Upper Academy. The role will initially be based at our Lower academy, teaching predominantly KS3 Music alongside a rotation of KS3 Drama. 

You will be joining a small yet passionate performing arts team, who are incredibly proud of their achievements in the last two years. We run a successful peripatetic timetable with over 30 students learning 1-2-1 with our tutors in guitar, piano, drums, singing and bass guitar. Our choir has over 50 talented members and our first annual school production last year involved over 50 students and 40 staff. 

We are looking for colleagues who share the drive and passion necessary to ensure every student achieves their potential.

The Academies provides staff with the most appropriate and effective support to ensure that their professional development needs are fully met and that there is a high level of challenge in the opportunities they are offered.  We have a weekly CPD programme for all and a very strong record of developing staff.  We have an excellent track record of providing promotion and responsibility opportunities to staff that aspire to leadership.

Staff, including those new to teaching, feel valued. Leaders have shown consideration for staff well-being. Ofsted 2019

If you can engage, motivate and challenge students to make exceptional progress, then please download and complete our application form and return it to our Recruitment Coordinator, Dani Silk - 

The Basildon Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to DBS and health checks.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications or are able to fill the position faster than originally anticipated.