Teacher of Dance

Crown Hills Community CollegeLeicester

Dear prospective applicant,

Thank you for expressing an interest in this key vacancy at our college.

In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills Community College blends a 70-year history of inclusive education with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1500 students from inner city backgrounds.

The School now seeks to appoint an exceptional individual to work alongside 190 other staff to make up our education family. The post has become available due to the promotion of the current post-holder to head of faculty at another school.

To be successful, you will be smart, hungry and humble. We recruit our staff based on attitude as well as skill and if you possess the right balance, we will support you on your journey to leadership.

We welcome applications from those with an educational background across the private and public sector.

Over the past three years, the school has changed significantly not only in its performance but in the way it operates. We are not interested in the OFSTED grade or judgement and it is not something that we use to threaten staff with nor do we use it to set policy. We do what is best for the staff and the students underpinned by a set of clear values and we trust that everything else will take care of itself. I would therefore, urge you to visit us and to look at our website and the video about what it is that we stand for and why you would want to join us - https://www.crownhills.com/join-us/

I want us to be at the forefront of educational excellence because we want to provide the best educational experience possible for the children in our care. This is extremely difficult in a climate of ever-increasing accountability and diminishing resources. However, I sincerely believe that if we lead this community by staying true to our values then it is possible.

I have therefore spent time with staff and exploring what it is we stand for and, after a school-wide consultation, we have decided that ASPIRATION, COMMITMENT and SUCCESS are the three key drivers that will support the development of our pupils.

We believe that the curriculum is king and that the way it is sequenced, will help our students to make progress. We have taken a very clear stance on knowledge-first teaching and place an emphasis on memory recall as well as responsive teaching. In order to be successful you need to buy into this pedagogy and practice as it underpins our philosophy and the way the curriculum should be delivered to our students.

The successful candidate will also be given a tutorial role as the personal development of our students is as important as the curriculum knowledge we impart. Crown Hills has a strong commitment to C.P.D. This is an excellent place in which to further your career.

We are very clear that the gender, background, colour, poverty, wealth or social status of a child should have no bearing on how well they perform and staff here work extremely hard in trying to close that gap between the different groups of pupils.

If appointed you will be joining a thriving team of Expressive Arts teachers. Dance is part of the Expressive Arts faculty along with Art, Music and Drama. All four subjects are taught at KS3 on a rotation as part of our knowledge-first curriculum. At KS4 we currently teach BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts - students choose to take this course through either Dance or Drama

Please read the attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying, please fill in the application form available on our website: www.crownhills.com. Please include e-mail addresses of all referees, and e-mail it together with a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4, font 12) outlining your skills, qualifications and experience relevant to this post to jamey@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk by 9am on 16th April 2021.

We have also organised an information evenings via TEAMS, this will be an opportunity to understand what we stand for, our values and an opportunity to meet the team and learn what it is exactly that we are looking for. Please contact my PA Jo Amey by email jamey@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk to confirm your attendance:

Information Evening - Monday April 12th 2021 - 5.00pm

Deadline for applicants is 9am Friday 16th April 2021 to jamey@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk

Yours sincerely,

 Mr F Adam

 (Principal)

*All appointments will be subject to references and pre-employment checks.

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