Head of Performing Arts, Luton

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The Chalk Hills AcademyLuton
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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1a plus potential Recruitment & Retention for an exceptional candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you a Teacher of Performing Arts looking to take on a strategic leadership role? 

Would you like to have the flexibility to create, mould and establish new strategies and ideas?

Would you like to be a part of a vibrant and successful Academy that genuinely supports your growth? 

If you have answered yes to these questions, The Chalk Hills Academy would love to hear from you!


The Chalk Hills Academy have a great opportunity for a Head of Performing Arts to join our dynamic and successful team.  We are seeking a knowledgeable and dedicated teacher who will support us in raising standards of teaching and learning across the Department and Academy.

As a Teaching Trust, we offer exceptional teacher training and high-quality professional development programmes catered to your needs. Consequently, we have many success stories of driven and ambitious teachers that join us and have been given excellent CPD and developmental opportunities that has allowed them to climb the career ladder. Therefore, if you do not currently hold Lead Practitioner Status, we will support you in gaining this accreditation.

If you want to lead and develop in a fast paced, dynamic and successful Academy, come and join us at Chalk Hills Academy!  


Job Specifics:

  • Start date: 1 September 2018
  • Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1a plus potential Recruitment & Retention for an exceptional candidate


Why work for Chalk Hills Academy?

  • £30 million state of the art building with well-equipped classrooms in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school
  • You’ll be working alongside a collaborative, forward thinking Principal and Senior Leadership Team who are here to support and develop you
  • Great support for NQT’s including your own dedicated mentor, reduced teaching timetable and ‘Outstanding’ teacher programmes available
  • Unparalleled CPD opportunities with free courses every Thursday catered to your developmental needs
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and grow in a successful and expanding Academy
  • All teaching staff receive a laptop to use whilst in employment
  • Freshly brewed coffee for staff on arrival to the academy every morning
  • Employee of the month scheme winning shopping vouchers
  • Fantastic staff benefits that make a difference to your work life balance


Here’s what Ofsted have to say: “The purposeful and caring leadership of the Principal and SLT have created a strong academy identity and a positive ethos shared by all members of the community. The strength of leadership is recognised without exception by the academy’s staff. Students’ behaviour is good, the atmosphere in lessons is calm and studious and attitudes to learning are routinely positive as students want to learn. Students are hugely proud of their academy, they wear their blazers and ties smartly, do not drop litter and look after the modern, purpose-built site impeccably. They stand without instruction when any adult enters a classroom.”


Teacher Testimonial: “Moving from Industry to Teaching was a daunting yet exciting experience; I joined Stockwood Park Academy as an instructor to see if teaching was for me, and have never looked back! The seamless transition into education was exciting, demanding, and the best decision I made. Like many teachers at the school, my role has evolved and I have been fortunate enough to work across the Trust in different positions.  The Trust has provided me with multiple opportunities to grow and develop.  I now work as an Assistant Principal at The Chalk Hills Academy, with a focus on The Teaching Trust, Admissions and Science. I feel extremely privileged to be working for an organisation that inspires learning, growth, confidence and creativity, and challenges students to rise to their full potential in a warm and caring environment.” – Mrs Jabbar, Assistant Principal


Closing Date: 18 May 2018 at 12pm Interviews: Wednesday 23 May 2018

If you are interested in this job opportunity, please do apply today.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Please refer to our job description in your application/cover letter as this forms the basis of our shortlisting. If you have any questions about the role, please email academyrecruitment@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed, please email Sharon Kirby, HR Administrator on s.kirby@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk to arrange a suitable time. 


‘We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date. 



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Address: Leagrave High Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 0NE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 601221