Teacher of Dance (Maternity Cover), Lewisham, London

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Forest Hill SchoolLewisham, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS -UPS (inner London)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

At Forest Hill School, we challenge stereotypes about under-achieving boys.  Are you up for the challenge?   We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, innovative and enthusiastic full-time teacher of Dance. This post covers a maternity leave until May 2019; however, we also will have a permanent vacancy for a part-time member of staff when the maternity contract is completed. The successful candidate will have a passion for the performing arts, demonstrate excellent skills in the classroom and have high expectations with regards to raising standards and student attainment. As a Performing Arts school, Drama and Dance play a key role in the broad and balanced curriculum that we believe enables students to develop their creativity, confidence and self-esteem. The post is open to newly qualified or experienced teachers.  The successful candidate will be required to teach Dance at KS3 and 4.  

Forest Hill is a dynamic community school that offers innovative teaching across a broad curriculum, including a Performing Arts focus, which is underpinned by the highest standards of pastoral care.  As a teacher at Forest Hill you will be part of a team of specialists who are determined to make a difference. We take pride in working together as one fully supportive team and are committed to laying the foundations for the future by helping all our staff develop their capabilities.    

Our ideal candidate is: 

An innovative and enthusiastic Dance teacher  

An outstanding teacher who combines a range of innovative teaching strategies and excellent relationships with young people 

A team player who collaborates well with others and has the shared vision to lead and improve standards of teaching and learning 

Someone who looks for ways to improve themselves and the school and is not afraid of taking responsibility beyond their classroom  

We will offer:

The opportunity to work in an established and experienced Performing Arts school which challenges the stereotypes of underachieving boys in the Arts 

A personalised CPD programme that offers a range of opportunities to broaden your pedagogical experience and which seeks to support you in developing yourself for future leadership roles  

Modern, state of the art facilities, including the technology and resources to support the excellent teaching of Dance    

Please visit our website at www.foresthillschool.co.uk to make a direct online application, which must be returned to vacancies@foresthillschool.co.uk.  Closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 15th June 2018, with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 19th June 2018. Please note only short-listed candidates will be notified and our interview process includes lesson observation.  

Forest Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2XN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8699 9343
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