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Teacher of Performing Arts - Full-time

The North School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4246-995T
  • Posted:18/04/2024
  • Pay:MPS / UPS (Dependent on Experience)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 6th May 2024


  • The North School
  • MPS/UPS (dependent on experience)
  • Permanent, Full Time.
  • Required for September 2024
  • Music Specialism 

The North School is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic teacher to join our successful Performing Arts department. The successful candidate will predominantly teach music, but should also have the ability to teach dance and/or drama as an additional subject. The role welcomes applications from either Early Careers Teachers or more experienced teachers.

The Performing Arts department is an integral part of our school community, both within the curriculum where music, dance and drama are offered to KS3 and KS4 students, as well as in the wider school community. There are a wide range of opportunities for students outside the classroom, including theatre trips, visits to professional companies, clubs and the school's shows, performances and concerts.

The school has a dynamic team of staff who are committed to driving standards within the school, supported by our highly visible Senior Leadership Team and provides an exciting opportunity for educational professionals to make a significant difference to the lives of students and also develop their own career.

We are very proud of the high standards of teaching and learning within the well-resourced performing arts lessons. The collegiate and collaborative team engage with CPD opportunities to continually refine their practice as we firmly believe that every child deserves access to the highest standards of teaching and learning.

We therefore seek well-qualified, highly skilled, and enthusiastic individuals, who have the highest of expectations of both themselves, the staff and the students in their classes. You should possess excellent communication and organisational skills, be hard-working and flexible. We want professionals who can contribute to the school’s overall success, displaying energy and enthusiasm across aspects of school life.

Further details about the school can be found on our website: www.thenorthschool.org.uk

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Jo Manning at joanne.manning@swale.at or 01233 614600.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 905989 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: w/c 6th May 2024

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

We are proud that The North School is a happy and improving school where students and teachers enjoy learning together. An experienced team of colleagues provide all students with the best possible opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our teachers encourage all students to develop their resilience and independence.

Our students are expected to treat each other and staff with care, courtesy and consideration. They are taught to always try their very best at whatever they do and to value the progress they make as individuals. We value a community approach to education to ensure that there is a broad range of expertise within the school. This enables our students to be supported in all areas, so that they may strive to reach their full potential in school and in their future lives.

At The North School we recognise that the students are at the centre of the learning experience and that they all come with different needs and abilities, not to mention interests and strengths. Therefore, we continually review the curriculum diet available; to ensure that it best reflects the national picture and the needs of the students. This enables us to make the learning experience as skills based as possible with a broad range of subjects and an emphasis on personal achievement.

Working in partnerships with parents and the local community is important to us. Collaboration with parents to ensure that every student in our care reaches their full potential is highly valued. We encourage all parents to get involved in the life of the school. The well-established Parents’ Forum offers an excellent opportunity to influence the developments at The North School.

Our classroom practice and academic achievement is supported by a wide range of facilities that include a Basketball Academy, excellent sports facilities and clubs, a climbing wall and even a full working farm that has achieved great success at the Kent Show.

Part of the Swale Academies Trust, The North School recognises that people have different strengths and interests and aim to give individuals the opportunity to develop those further where possible. The School has a real community feel and really encourages its employees to be part of this community and the wider life of the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jo Manning
  • Address:The North School, Essella Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AL
  • Telephone: (01233) 614600
  • Email: joanne.manning@swale.at


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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 Education.