TEACHER OF PERFORMING ARTS (DRAMA & MUSIC)
Inner London Pay Scale inclusive of Upper Pay Scale
Required from September 2019
Sacred Heart High School (described by Ofsted in 2017 as ‘exceptional’) is one of the top 100 non-selective state funded schools in England based on our current GCSE results with 93% gaining 5+ standard passes including English and Maths. The school’s A-Level results, following the opening of a Sixth Form in September 2013, are just as outstanding with 62.7% achieving A*-B and 89.8% achieving A*-C. Our school also leads the successful West London Teaching School Alliance.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the school and we wish to appoint a full-time Teacher of Performing Arts (Drama & Music). The candidate must be an outstanding, focused and motivated individual who can lead the pupils to achieve far beyond their own expectations. The successful candidate must have passion for their subject and a desire to develop this in others. They must be eager to advance their own teaching skills and develop professionally as well as being keen to share ideas with their colleagues within this dedicated team. A willingness to contribute more widely to the extra-curricular life of the school is expected.
The Drama and Music Departments are highly energised and committed in all that they aim to do. A dynamic curriculum is supported by a wide range of extra-curricular projects and performances. Plays, musicals, concerts, trips and residentials are enthusiastically partaken by our students who are challenged by enriching their knowledge of the creative industries. Both the Music and Drama departments are highly regarded in the community and benefit from affiliations with theatre companies and the music industry. These include The Lyric, The Bush Theatre, Papatango and Les Enfants Terribles, as well as the Tri-Borough Music Hub music festivals and Battle of the Bands.
The current Drama and Music departments are comprised of one full time Head of Department respectively. The candidate must therefore be willing and passionate to contribute to both subject areas in order to help maintain the popularity of the subjects and the contribution the performing arts makes to the cultural life of the school through the large extra-curricular program. The Teacher of Music and Drama will inspire pupils to learn through imaginative and intelligent lessons every day and support other teachers and leaders in this area to engage and challenge every pupil.
Both Drama and Music have a record of achieving outstanding results. In Drama in 2018, 45.7% of the GCSE cohort achieved 7+ and 91.5% gained 5+. The progress 8 score was 1.095. At A Level, 100% of students received A*-B. In Music in 2018, 31% of the GCSE cohort achieved 7+ and 92% gained 5+. The progress 8 score was 0.176. At A Level, 100% of students received A*-B.
The closing date for applications is 23rd May at midday with interviews scheduled for Friday 24th May.
SHHS is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.