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Subject Leader for Dance

The Whitstable SchoolKent

We are an Artsmark Gold school and we are looking for an outstanding teacher of Dance, with relevant experience and proven results at both GCSE and A Level.

Here at the Whitstable School, we have established high-quality arts and cultural provision that connects subjects and learning outcomes across all phases and links to the whole setting’s pedagogy and that we have a commitment to equality of opportunity to arts and cultural experiences.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have the skills and passion to inspire and engage pupils in both curricular and extra curricular dance. Candidates should have a varied repertoire and be able to teach a number of genres to A Level standard.

The successful candidate will join a thriving Performing Arts department that is the heart and soul of the school community. The department is ambitious and is keen to develop a love of dance across the school. Utilising a number of links with the Royal Opera House, the Marlowe and Gulbenkian theatres.

The school has a dedicated dance studio as well as a purpose built theatre space, all pupils in KS3 receive one dance lesson a week, in KS4 and KS5 dance is available as an option. The arts is a real driving force of the school and a key contributor to the pedagogy of the school.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact David Chaplin, Assistant Headteacher, at the school for an informal discussion regarding the post, 

If I am successful in gaining an interview, how will this occur during the current COVID-19 pandemic?

Due to the current situation we plan to interview remotely using a video call. We would ensure that candidates who were successful in gaining an interview were supported with the technology so that this process is seamless. We will provide you with details of the process with your interview invite.

Our advice would be that those who were successful in gaining an interview should prepare as they would for a face to face and dress smart casual. We will allow plenty of time to ensure that you are able to answer our questions in full and you will not be judged if you are having problems with your technology.

We will leave plenty of opportunity for questions at the end of the interview, and we will spend lots of time talking and unpicking your answers. Please come prepared to share anything you’d like that we didn’t cover, or any questions you have about it. We really appreciate your adaptability in these unprecedented times.

Interview Date: 8th February 2021

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Headteacher: Mrs A Gibson

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