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Teacher of Performing Arts

Oriel High School
Crawley, West Sussex
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
MPS plus fringe allowance
Start Date
1st September 2024
3rd June 2024 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates
  • Job ID: 1424069

The Oriel Performing Arts Department


The Drama and Music Departments at Oriel currently work independently within a Creative Arts Faculty. They are a well supported and established part of school life. All students at KS3 have 2 Drama and 2 Music lessons per fortnight where a range of topics and skills are studied. At KS4 we offer GCSE Drama (AQA), BTEC Performing Arts Level 1 and 2 and we also run A Level Drama and Theatre (Edexcel). From 2024 onwards we will also be offering Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Pearson Edexcel). Level 2 and 3 courses have been continually running since the school opened in 2004.

The teaching teams currently consists of 4 full-time and 1 part time members of staff. We have a proud tradition of school shows which are annually produced and a very wide range of extra curricular activities are on offer. We are lucky to have a purpose built Drama Studio, Main Hall and several areas used for Music teaching to fulfil our timetable. We also have a CVT (Creative Venue Technician) who is able to assist us in all areas of technical theatre.

From the academic year 2024-25, we have exciting plans to merge the two areas of Music and Drama into a single Performing Arts Department. We are a passionate and forward thinking team, and our priority is to give our students the best possible chance of success. Our new strategy will provide an excellent opportunity for our students to develop into well rounded performance artistes, offer much greater insight and clarity on the Performing Arts industry and offer continued exam success. 

We are looking to appoint someone who…...

• Is knowledgeable and passionate about the Performing Arts and who is motivated to ensure students reach their full potential. An interest and expertise in Music and Music provision would be a particular advantage, but candidates should be open to teaching across the entire Performing Arts curriculum.

• Is an excellent teacher, across all Key Stages, working to ensure that achievement is of the highest quality; enthusing and engaging students and ensuring excellent progress is made by all groups of students.

• Is willing to take part in extra-curricular activities, extending provision at Oriel and enabling students to thrive.

We have excellent support for ECTs and would welcome applications from early career teachers who would like to grow and develop in an innovative and forward thinking department; or more experienced teachers. Oriel encourages CPD throughout the school with a comprehensive program for teachers at all stages of their careers.


Safeguarding Statement:

West Sussex County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Oriel High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check with the Criminal Records Bureau.
Oriel High School

Oriel High School