Performing Arts Teacher, London

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International School of London (ISL)London

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Start date: November 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Job Title: Performing Arts Teacher 

Reports to: Head of Arts 

Campus:ISL London 

Contract:Full time, Permanent  

Start date:Immediate start  

Salary: Dependent on experience   

The International School of London invites expressions of interest from dynamic and engaging teachers of Secondary Performing Arts for an immediate start. Some lower Middle School Visual Arts teaching will also be part of the role for this academic year. A background in devised theatre, together with an understanding of Assessment for Learning and a knowledge of the implementation of Personalised Learning within the context of a diverse international learning environment are highly desirable and a distinct advantage. Please refer to the accompanying job description for further details and information regarding the application process. 


The Performing Arts Teacher will be responsible for managing the delivery of high quality Drama and Dance within the context of a broader performing arts programme for ISL’s Secondary School and, as required, Primary School.  

1. Leadership 

• Be responsible for leading the development of Performing Arts through collaborative planning with relevant staff in Primary and Secondary  

• Oversee the Performing Arts in managing all aspects of teaching and learning, including: curriculum development; assessment and reporting; management of rooms and resources to create a safe and visually appealing learning environment; regular refreshment of displays and showcasing of work  

  • Liaise with staff in the Music Department and the Peripatetic Music Programme Coordinator to ensure inclusion in wider school performances 

• Be responsible for the budget allocated to Performing Arts under the broader Arts Department budget as overseen by the Head of Arts   

• Attend all Department meetings and School professional development sessions 

  • Participate fully in an expanding ISL Arts Programme  
  • Take a major leadership role in school performances 

2. Personnel 

  • Coordinate visits and performances, both internal and external  

3. Accountability 

  • Develop a devised theatre programme aligned to the School’s strategic plan for Performing Arts and student agency 
  • Participate in department meetings, liaising with key staff as appropriate 
  • Play a significant part in the organisation of all school performances 
  • Participate in professional learning and contribute to regular staff training/meetings 

4. Academic Quality 

  • Create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment 
  • Have a high level of understanding of how children learn and possess the ability to motivate students to perform at their best 
  • Through differentiated instruction, be able to inspire diverse classes, creating individualised, challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students 
  • Support student needs in learning and pastoral matters 
  • Implement curriculum policy and strategic plans 
  • Liaise with colleagues and curriculum leaders to ensure effective delivery of the curriculum to specified classes, including selecting resources and managing them efficiently in the classroom 
  • Design, develop, implement and review the Performing Arts programmes 
  • Contribute to the extra-curricular activities programme of the school 

5. Chronology 

  • Instigate and develop an innovative approach to productions  
  • Demonstrate and encourage high standards of professionalism from all staff involved with productions 
  • Ensure all planning with regard to dates for performances, rehearsals, etc., is done in a timely and professional manner   

6. Community 

  • Contribute to the development of a positive attitude between performing arts and the wider community through cooperative relations, publications, etc. 
  • Co-ordinate with the appropriate personnel to ensure that all tasks are carried out by teaching and non-teaching staff in relation to performances 
  • Publicise and organise events in a timely fashion  

7. Administration 

  • Draft all communication about events, trips and specific exhibitions or performances to parents and other staff 

8. Communication 

  • Ensure information regarding students and student activity is communicated through the appropriate channels, working in conjunction with the front office  
  • Advise the Secondary Principal on all matters connected with public performances, exhibitions and shows 
  • Communicate with the wider community, e.g. parents, outside agencies as appropriate 
  • Ensure that all communication to the wider community with regard to performances is timely and professional  
  • Liaise with other agencies and support services as necessary 

9. Finances 

  • Be involved with managing the Performing Arts annual budget, making proposals for the best use of funds  
  • Ensure all performances are properly budgeted  
  • Manage the purchase and deployment of resources – keeping shelves, cupboards, rooms and areas ordered and tidy

Job location

More about International School of London (ISL)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Main Campus, 139 Gunnersbury Avenue, Hounslow, London, W3 8LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8992 5823
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