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Head Of Performing Arts - Full-time

The Victory Academy , Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-6907-20T
  • Posted:13/05/2019
  • Pay:£25,750 - £39,964 plus TLR1 £9,756
  • Start Date:May 2019
  • App Close Date:27/05/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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“The Victory Academy is GOOD in all areas”

“The school’s strengths in art, performing arts and design technology inspire and motivate pupils”

Ofsted October 2017

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is in the top 10 Multi-Academy Trusts for KS4 progress and was nominated for TES Employer of the Year in 2018

We require a Head of Performing Arts to join our Academy in September 2019. The successful candidate will oversee Music, Drama and Dance in our popular Performing Arts department.

The Victory Academy holds the Platinum Artsmark Award – held by less than 1% of schools in England.

We are a mixed Comprehensive School for 11-19 year old students of all ability ranges, where everyone works and learns within its caring and supportive environment.

View our latest video to gain an insight into The Victory Academy

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We can offer you:

  • Minimum starting salary £25,750 for all NQTs
  • Revised Teacher Payscale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • A newly built school with a stunning teaching environment and state of the art technology
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • Access to the New Horizons Teaching Alliance, offering a wide range of robust and innovatory development resources and expertise
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of Holcombe Grammar School
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Onsite parking free of charge

We are looking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Head of Performing Arts.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a qualified teacher
  • Be able to deliver consistently good or outstanding practice
  • Be experienced in planning an appropriate and challenging curriculum
  • Have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum developments, particularly those relating to Performing Arts
  • Be an inspiring teacher with real enthusiasm for the subjects
  • Be able to motivate his/her pupils
  • Be committed to high standards for both staff and students
  • Be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the Academy
  • Have excellent knowledge/experience of teaching Performing Arts
  • To implement and support all Academy policies.
  • To collaborate with other leaders and managers in maintaining high standards within the curriculum to Good and Outstanding including all student groups.
  • To maintain high standards of teaching, learning and progress to ensure all subject staff deliver and all students receive Good and Outstanding lessons.
  • To coach and mentor subject staff to maintain standards in learning and progress to be Good and Outstanding.

A tour of the Academy is highly recommended. To arrange, please call us on 03333 602140.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

The Victory Academy is officially recognised as a “Thinking School” by the University of Exeter and has also been awarded the prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award by the Arts Council England. The Victory Academy is part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, which is in the top 10 best performing Multi-Academy Trusts in the country for GCSE performance (DfE, 2019), and was nominated for TES Employer of the Year in 2018.

We are privileged to work in a stunning learning environment with excellent resources. The Academy is focused on providing an education for all. Our belief is that each person is unique – every member of our community has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and channel.

The Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum geared towards ensuring that your child will be a dynamic member of society when they leave either to further their education or start their chosen career. You will find on this site, a taste of the fantastic abilities of students and staff that continue to amaze with their skills, talent and commitment to excellence.

The Victory Academy has established links with The Historic Chatham Dockyard, The Royal Opera House Bridge and the Sea Cadets, aiming to raise the profile of the Academy within the local community. The Academy prides itself as being a cultural champion in giving back to the local community and has strong links with Medway Foodbank and The Magpie Centre. The students and staff at the school proudly use their Victory Spirit to raise funds for charities that support local families.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.