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Teacher of Dance (Maternity Cover November 21-June 22) - Maternity

Herne Bay High School, Herne Bay

  • Ref:KCC886-5448-285T
  • Posted:09/09/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:November 2021
  • App Close Date:29/09/2021 at 15:00
  • Interviews:6th October 2021


Herne Bay High Schools Dance academy are looking for a full-time, maternity cover for their thriving and exciting department.

The candidate will join our well-established team of qualified staff and will ideally be able to teach to BTEC National standard as well as KS3 and GCSE Dance. If experienced, there may be the opportunity to take a lead role in the managing and delivering of the BTEC National Level 3 course. They would also be expected to support our exciting extra-curricular programme.

Our Dance department is situated in three purpose-built studios directly linked to the school's Theatre to enhance performance opportunities for all students. We offer the unique situation that all students at Key Stage 3 have a timetabled Dance lesson every week. Students in Year 7 and 8 have a single dance lesson every fortnight throughout the year, whilst Year 9 students have a double lesson every week if they select Dance as an option in Year 9. GCSE dance is offered as an option in year 10 into 11 and at sixth form we run a level 2 and level 3 option. An exciting aspect of our 6th form curriculum is the opportunity to take the Full course Dance Pathway. Students following this course study the Level 3 Extended Diploma and are full time dance students within the Academy.

Dance is taught in mixed ability and co-educational groups in years 7-13 by three specialist staff.

Role Requirements:

  • Hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Have experience teaching dance (primarily Contemporary) in secondary schools, ideally up to GCSE and BTEC level 3.
  • Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of subject specialists.
  • Have a passion for teaching dance with the ability to plan and deliver inspiring lessons.
  • The ability to cover the maternity period between November 2021- July 2022 with some flexibility.

To apply please complete an application form and submit to Mrs K Eagle, k.eagle@hernebayhigh.org by the closing date.

Please do not apply for this position unless you are as committed to safeguarding, the prevention of extremism and radicalisation; and promoting the welfare of children as we are at Herne Bay High School.  Applicants must be willing to undergo comprehensive child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.  

Information about the school

Herne Bay High School is a hugely successful school that serves the Herne Bay coastal area of North Kent. We have a comprehensive intake and are significantly oversubscribed in all year groups and in February 2018 Ofsted rated us good with aspects of outstanding. Whilst academic rigour and examination success is at the forefront of our development, we passionately believe that a broad, balanced approach to education is important and as such we place tremendous emphasis on the Creative and Performing Arts and Sport as a cornerstone of a young person’s educational journey.

More details about the school can be found at www.hernebayhigh.org, on Twitter @hernebayhigh and Facebook www.facebook.com/hernebayhigh/ and YouTube www.youtube.com/user/hernebayhighschool

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kellyanne Eagle
  • Address:Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7NS
  • Telephone: (01227) 361221
  • Email: k.eagle@hernebayhigh.org

Fax: 01227 742481


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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.