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Drama Teacher - Full-time

St Augustine Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4000-245T
  • Posted:25/05/2023
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus up to £5,000 R&R Bonus*
  • Start Date:1st September 2023
  • App Close Date:26/06/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Shortly after closing date


We require a Teacher of Performing Arts to continue the development of this subject in the Academy.

St Augustine Academy has a thriving Performing Arts hub and is committed to promoting musical and performing arts excellence for all children.

The post will involve teaching Music and Drama to enhance the delivery of Performing Arts including school performances and liaison with local primary schools.

You will be working with individual music tutors offering bespoke music lessons to students.  You will also have the opportunity to lead and take part in our performing arts shows.

The post would suit an experienced teacher or enthusiastic ECT whohas the ability to teach music as well as drama.

The music department at St Augustine Academy has exceptional facilities. We moved into our purpose built music area in 2014. The music department comprises of two large teaching rooms. Room 1 is a dedicated keyboard/ICT suite and room 2 is a larger teaching room with sufficient space for orchestral rehearsals/choir. Room 2 also has a purpose built recording studio with two large MAC’s and interactive teaching resources. We have three large practice rooms. Each practice room has its own piano, mirrors (for singing) and CCTV for monitoring students. We currently have 16 PC’s which each have Sibelius 7 and MixCraft installed. We also have a large mixing desk/PA, along with interactive teaching resources available. In addition to these resources we have a large collection of percussion plus melodic xylophones and 35 individual glockenspiels. We have an entire class set of classical guitars and ukuleles, 3 drum kits, 2 Clavinovas in each teaching room. We have approximately 10 set of djembes and a sitar and harmonium. There is a new Yamaha grand piano in the main hall.

Students study a range of GCSE qualifications or equivalent.

*We are offering a Recruitment bonus of up to £5,000 for the right candidate, subject to Terms and Conditions.

Information about the school

St Augustine Academy is an all ability school committed to providing an education that ensures that all students succeed and make the most of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based on developing the gifts and talents of all students, whatever they may be, and guiding them on to a career path to fulfil their aspirations.

Another core foundation of the Academy is our Faith. Our Christian inclusive ethos is encapsulated by our small community Chapter system where every student is known and nurtured. All students have the opportunity to develop their sense of spirituality, morality, self -respect and wellbeing.

We believe that students are engaged and achieve when the environment is both caring and orderly with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life. With a grammar stream, our innovative curriculum and extensive Enrichment programme gives students access to those essential employability skills which future generations will need to succeed.

Vision: ‘believe in more’

St Augustine Academy is a high performing school where every student is known, valued and nurtured. We want to prepare our students to be responsible, enquiring, tolerant and confident members of society who can use their talents and abilities to be successful in a world that is constantly changing.

We are committed to: • Providing an inclusive community based on Christian values • Developing the whole person and inspiring a confident, ‘can do’ attitude • Encouraging individual aptitudes and interests so that students can reach their full potential both academically and personally • Offering high-quality CPD to staff to ensure staff and students are as successful as they can be

We have high expectations and believe in: • Excellent behaviour with courtesy and respect for others • The highest levels of attendance and punctuality • The enjoyment of learning whilst expecting hard work from all involved in the Academy.

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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.