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Teacher of Drama And/Or Music - Full-time

Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4527-293T
  • Posted:28/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/ UPS
  • Start Date:1 September 2023
  • App Close Date:21/04/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Teacher of Drama and/or Music (MPS/UPS)

 Start date:  1 September 2023

Would you like to work in a “harmonious community” where “pupils are keen to learn and respectful to all”? (Ofsted, November 2021). Would you like to work at a forward thinking Grammar School providing students an opportunity to improve their life chances? Do you want to work in a supportive environment with the possibility of progression?  If so, then Borden may be the school for you.

We are looking for a passionate and committed drama or music teacher, as there is the flexibility to largely tailor this role around the successful candidate's preferences. Drama and music is taught to all students in KS3 and has small but committed groups studying GCSE courses. We are, however, very keen to expand the number of students taking drama or music at the school and the successful candidate would be supported in pursuing this exciting journey with us. Students wishing to continue their study of drama or music at KS5 can undertake this at our partner school. The successful candidate would be expected to show their commitment to extracurricular activities and contribute to enriching students’ experiences beyond the classroom. They will also show an enthusiasm to forge close links with your colleagues in other departments, particularly those in the arts.

This is a post for a passionate teacher who is committed to achieving high standards in all areas of school life and can demonstrate the potential to contribute a great deal to the future development of Borden Grammar School. The successful candidate should be confident that Borden is both an exciting and supportive place to work.


Application process

The closing date is 4.00pm on Friday 21 April although the school reserves the right to consider the merit of early applications and close the advert earlier if required.  Candidates will be invited in for interview and the selection process will involve a combination of tasks, interviews with students and senior staff.  Visits are encouraged and can be arranged via Miss Phillips, Head of Performing Arts by contacting aphillips@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk

If you would like to apply please return a fully completed application form (leaving no gaps in employment)  to Ms Lara Bateman lbateman@bordengrammarschool.kent.sch.uk . Please do not provide a CV however you may provide a letter of application as a continuation of the application form.

Information about the school

Borden is a vibrant and purposeful grammar school for boys. The school is part of a thriving post-16 partnership and has female students in the Sixth Form. Borden provides a stimulating learning environment for its students and is committed to their protection and safety. Borden became an Academy in January 2012. Borden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Borden values of kindness, creativity, resilience, courageousness and respect are underpinned by our strong belief in the importance of effort - “striving forward together”.

Borden Grammar is committed to:

• Challenging and inspiring our students to achieve their personal aspirations. • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural spheres. • Providing a caring environment that enables our students to thrive socially and academically. • Maximising the advantage, that being a boys’ grammar school can bring to our students, our parents, our local community and beyond.

The school underwent successful Ofsted Inspections in November 2016 and November 2021. The inspectors concluded that:

• All staff share the Headteacher’s ambitious vision which focuses on the achievement of every student within a highly supportive and harmonious community. • Parents, staff and students are exceptionally positive about the standards of behaviour and safety in the school. • Students arrive at their lessons hungry to learn and engage enthusiastically with classroom activities. • The relationship between teachers and students is a particularly strong feature of the school and helps to ensure that there is an exceptionally positive climate for learning.

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Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Lara Bateman
  • Address:Borden Grammar School, Avenue Of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DB
  • Telephone: 01795 424192
  • Email: lbateman@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.