Teacher of Dance, Chorlton High School

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Chorlton High SchoolChorlton High School

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Main Scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Chorlton High School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated, temporary Teacher of Dance to join this popular and oversubscribed school. This position is on a fixed term basis starting 1st September 2018 to 31st December 2018.

The Dance Department

The Dance Department at Chorlton High School is a well-established and popular department of two specialist teachers, who constantly strive to maintain high standards in all aspects of Dance.  In recent years the department has received praise for many aspects of its work including providing a diverse curriculum as well as an inclusive extra-curricular provision.    

The facilities in the school are of a high standard and they are constantly being upgraded. At present they include: - 2 Dance studios, 2 GCSE theory rooms and a 200 capacity theatre space.  

The Department aims to motivate and develop the students through a broad and balanced curriculum, providing opportunities for the entire learning spectrum. Dance in KS3 is taught on a weekly basis throughout years 7 and 8 with units of learning constantly updated offering students a broad range of genres and experience of contrasting dance styles and professional dance works.  

GCSE Dance is offered for KS4 students providing them with a good foundation of academic and vocational dance experience. The Dance department maintains strong links with regional and national dance agencies, performance opportunities and theatre visits. We aim to provide outstanding teaching and learning to all students.   

An extensive programme of extra-curricular activities is offered to all students; this reflects the diversity of the teaching curriculum as well as the needs of the students.    

Whole school events organised by the department are built into the school calendar; these include a number of annual performance projects which includes working towards a school musical as well as Dance Department performance evenings.   

The department are an enthusiastic, committed team which delivers consistently ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ lessons and an extensive and successful extra-curricular programme.   All staff within the department develop positive working relationships and would support and develop any new member of staff.

Why work with us?

We are proud to hold the Investors In People Gold Award as a reflection of our commitment to supporting and developing our staff. In addition to our comprehensive CPD programme, we also offer a range of additional benefits to staff including childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and support for healthcare costs through the BUPA Health Cash Plan. 

Our School

As a school our aim is simple - to provide an outstanding school for the local community that provides the very best educational opportunities for the students in our care, irrespective of their ability or background. Chorlton High School is a popular and highly successful school. We have been recognised by the DfE as one of the top 100 schools nationally for sustained improvement and are a strategic partner in the Manchester Teaching School Alliance. We are a mixed, multi-cultural and multi-faith school catering for 1,500 students aged 11-16 and are proud to be at the heart of our local community. The schools last full Ofsted Inspection, September 2011, highlighted many outstanding features whilst their recent short visit, July 2016, commented on the high quality teaching, curriculum and safeguarding within the school.

The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. An application form and information pack can be obtained from the website.www.chorltonhigh.manchester.sch.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Nell Lane, Chorlton-cum-hardy, Manchester, Lancashire, M21 7SL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 882 1150
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