Dance Teacher, Sutton

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Cheam High SchoolSutton

Date posted:
Start date: March 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Outer London Payscale £26-42K
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Dance Teacher (Maternity Cover): Outer London Pay Scale £26k - £42k

Required from March 2019 

If you are a candidate committed to high quality teaching and learning who wants to develop your career in an outstanding school, working closely with colleagues who share that passion, then we want to hear from you.   

“Cheam High is an outstandingly effective school” Ofsted 2015, 2010 & 2007

GCSE 2017:  84% of students gained 4+ EM; 58% gained 5+ EM

Cheam High School is an Outstanding secondary school in the London Borough of Sutton.

We are looking to recruit a teacher of Dance (NQT or experienced) to cover a period of maternity leave within our PE and Dance Department from March 2019.

The role will be a full-time position for the duration of the maternity period.  However, we are also interested in hearing from candidates who may be available on a part-time basis.

The successful applicant will report to the Subject Leader for PE and be responsible for the development, co-ordination, planning and delivery of Dance lessons in the school across KS3-5.

This includes the teaching of GCSE and A Level Dance classes and oversight for Dance elements of the KS3 PE provision.

The ability to teach some PE alongside Dance would be beneficial but is not essential.

Candidates should hold a teaching qualification in Dance and must be able to teach GCSE and A Level examination classes.

Knowledge and experience in a range of styles including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Hip-hop, Street Dance, Contemporary and Dance from other cultures; together with creative vision would also be of benefit.

Cheam High School is oversubscribed and a highly successful school which has an innovative and proactive approach to school improvement, resulting in high levels of performance.  

The successful candidate will be:

• Ambitious for young people and for themselves

• Creative in using new technologies or teaching approaches to help students to learn and progress

• Keen to continually develop their practice, sharing what works best with their team

• An enthusiastic teacher who can motivate and challenge students


What we can offer you:

• You will be joining a school where staff share best practice so that our standard of teaching and support is both high quality and continually developing.  

• You will be teaching in your own classroom area with access to specialist facilities and up to date technology

• You will benefit from our well-established programme of training and development

• You will be working with students who are enthusiastic and keen to succeed

• You will be part of the team with colleagues who are supportive and welcoming, and a staffroom social committee that organises various events as well as regular Friday evening sporting sessions for those with energy!


The school is situated in Cheam, 30 minutes train journey from London Victoria and a short distance from Surrey, Merton, Croydon and Kingston. The successful candidate will be provided with a laptop.


Further information and an application form can be found on the school website Applicants may prefer to use the TES application form; this is an acceptable alternative.


We will consider full or part time applications which should be made to the Headteacher, Mr P Naudi asap and by 9am Monday 21st January 2019 at the latest. We will interview suitable candidates as applications are received and, if we appoint, we will close the vacancy before 21st January.

Cheam High School, Chatsworth Road, Cheam, Surrey SM3 8PW

Tel:  020 8644 5790  Fax:  020 8641 8611

Email:  Website:

Cheam High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As such, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Cheam High School is an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Cheam High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Chatsworth Road, Cheam, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 8PW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86445790
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