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Teacher of Performing Arts

The Castle School
Taunton, Somerset
Contract Type
Full Time
TMS 1 - UPS 3
Start Date
1st January 2024
28th September 2023 05:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st January 2024
  • Contract Type :Temporary
  • Contract Length: Maternity Cover
  • Job ID: 1368660

Teacher of Performing Arts with Dance Specialism

January 2024


Closing date for applications:

Thursday 28th September 2023 at 5pm

Interviews will be held on the following week

We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Performing Arts with Dance specialism to join our outstanding department at The Castle School, to cover maternity leave, from January 2024.

We offer an exciting and rewarding place to work, with access to the highest quality professional development, which ensures you are at the forefront of teaching and learning innovation. Our students are keen to learn and succeed; they appreciate their teachers’ support and dedication.

At The Castle School we have very high expectations of ourselves and of our students. We invest heavily in our staff and have a superb reputation for outstanding support and development for teachers, particularly for ECTs. We are passionate about the curriculum and there is an intensity around the development of that here. You will be exposed to high level thinking about curriculum and pedagogy. This will prepare you well for future career progression. The leadership culture here is high challenge high support and as we are now part of the newly formed Blackdown Education Partnership (BEP) the opportunity to grow within our trust is available.

At The Castle School you will be joining an enthusiastic and hard-working team that includes Art, Drama, Dance, and Music. All students follow a varied Arts curriculum with specialist teachers through key stage 3, and benefit from a fantastic range of extra-curricular opportunities including clubs and groups, music tuition, concerts, plays, musicals, a Dance showcase, Variety Show, Community Concert and Art, Photography and Textiles exhibitions. We offer 6 Arts GCSE courses and 1 BTEC Courses and up-take at key stage 4 is excellent. The department is busy and thriving with an abundance of extra-curricular offers. In November we host our annual House Dance competition. In January we do a major school musical. In recent years we have put on Grease, School Of Rock, High School Musical and this year The Addams Family. In February we take our students on a Performing Arts tour to New York. Dance students perform at local festivals and events including Spring Forward. Students often go on to study Dance when they leave The Castle School and we currently have Castle Alumni at Italia Conti and Laine Theatre Arts amongst others.

The Arts are valued here for the huge contribution they make to the life of the school and to the learning and wellbeing of our students. The Performing Arts department currently has 1 full-time and 2 part time teachers.

We can offer you: An opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow. A friendly, busy and dynamic workplace where each day is different from the last. A competitive salary. Wider opportunities to be involved across our Trust. An energised and professional working environment.

Disclosure Level: Enhanced.


Safeguarding Statement:

Blackdown Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
The Castle School

The Castle School

Part of Blackdown Education Partnership

Blackdown Education Partnership