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Head of Performing Arts (Drama or Music Specialist)

Yardleys SchoolBirmingham

Head of Performing Arts

(Drama or Music Specialist)

TLR 2c (£2873p.a.)

Required for January 2022

Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2010 and with a successful Section 8 inspection in February 2020, Yardleys is a thriving, vibrant and heavily oversubscribed 11-16 multi-ethnic stand-alone academy in Birmingham, with 933 students on roll. The diversity of the school population reflects the rich, cultural mix of the local area. 

The school is highly focused on raising standards of pupil achievement and is successful at doing so. Yardleys is consistently in the top 20% of schools nationally and last validated data (2019) showed a progress 8 score of +0.48. Attainment is above the national average in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science.

The school motto “Working together for a better future” is far more than just words.  The collaborative ethos which permeates the school is at the heart of our success. Excellent student behaviour and an extremely well organised school provide the foundation for teachers to focus on delivering outstanding lessons and continuously improving their practice.

We are a school that values all opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to be successful global citizens. We feel performing arts plays a pivotal role in this.

We wish to appoint an ambitious, creative and dynamic Head of Performing Arts who is keen to develop their leadership and management skills in this key area of the school, both in terms of curricular and extra-curricular activities. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in either Music or Drama.

A commitment to developing extra-curricular opportunities in Performing Arts for pupils is essential.

Yardleys offers a commitment to professional development opportunities, an excellent induction programme, a healthcare package, well-behaved students who are keen to learn and state of the art facilities.

To arrange a visit to the school, request more information and to apply please contact Salma Akhtar on:

T: 0121 675 0747


Or please also visit our website:

Closing date: midday on 23rd September 2021

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