Job titleTeacher of Dance (Maternity Cover approx. November 2021-June 2022)
EmployerHerne Bay High School
Job Description

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.

Due to continual growth, we are looking to recruit passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated staff, who love working with young people and can add to our already excellent workforce.

All staff joining HBHS will benefit from

  • High quality personalised professional development
  • Fantastic career opportunities
  • Full programme of induction and support
  • Being part of a school that values it employees

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.

For Further Information please visit our website: Teaching Vacancies – Herne Bay High School


City / TownHerne Bay
Rate / SalaryMPS/UPS
Deadline for application22/07/2021
Date of Audition
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