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DIRECTOR OF PERFORMING ARTS 

We seek to appoint an exceptional Director of Performing Arts who will work closely with the Headmaster, with full responsibility for raising the standards of an already strong department.

The successful applicant will be responsible for all Performing Arts and coordinating our music provision and group of peripatetic music teachers. You will be at ease building strong relationships with pupils, parents and staff. As a highly prominent representative of the school, you will excel in this area and above all be kind, warm, engaging, enthusiastic and inspirational.

This is a pivotal post, key to the continued growth and development of the department. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, be able to maintain a high level of efficiency and be calm, confident and professional.

HOW TO APPLY Please complete an application form and send in a covering letter to Mr Simon Kibler, Headmaster, Terrington Hall School, Terrington, York, YO60 6PS. Alternatively, applications may be emailed to: office@terringtonhall.com

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to this role, with a start date of September 2021. Salary: based on experience

Closing Date: Monday 10th May Terrington Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and references from previous employers.

 

DIRECTOR OF PERFORMING ARTS

Responsible to: Headmaster

Required from: September 2021

Job Requirements

To provide strong leadership, coordination and direction for Performing Arts within the School, adopting an inclusive, inspiring and motivating style, which achieves engagement and commitment to Performing Arts from all pupils and staff members.

To instigate and develop an innovative approach to Performing Arts which will stimulate all pupils to achieve their full potential.

To develop and implement a creative curriculum across Performing Arts and ensure the delivery of high quality music and drama provision in any curricular and extra-curricular activities.

To coordinate with members of the Senior Management Team regarding School performances and productions, both internally and externally.

To produce a 3-year development plan to increase the profile of Performing Arts across the School.

Establish and sustain a caring, supportive, purposeful and inspiring Performance Arts department, which is conducive to children’s learning and self-confidence, and which promotes the highest possible standards of pastoral care.

Develop and maintain strong relationships with parents. This includes formal report writing and attending parents’ evenings, in line with our reporting policies.

Key Responsibilities

• To teach music and drama to all children from Nursery to Year 8.

• To advise the Head and Deputy Head (Academic and Pastoral) on all matters connected with the delivery of Performing Arts across the School, to liaise on timetable planning, and other curriculum issues.

• To lead curriculum development for all Performing Arts across the School, developing appropriate and differentiated schemes of work for all ages and ability ranges.

• Undertake regular audits of resources and quality assurance of Performing Arts staff.

• To be responsible for any administration created by Performing Arts activities, including risk assessments, examination entries, equipment and fancy dress hire, instrument repair and tuning, and the arrangement of Performing Arts Workshops during the school holidays.

• Manage Performing Arts teaching and relevant non-teaching peripatetic music staff, including performance management, quality assurance and day-to-day management (including all peripatetic staff). To demonstrate and encourage high standards of professionalism from all staff associated with Performing Arts.

• Ensure the effective implementation of School policies. Prepare individual reports for parents and for senior school entry and scholarship.

• To promote and lead on the delivery of all extra-curricular Performing Arts activities in the School.

• Take a share of the general School duties as required.

• Participate in the staff professional development programme including attendance at staff Inset.

Curriculum Management:

• Design a broad curriculum in Performing Arts, which meets the aims of the School and the needs of all students from Nursery to Year 8.

• Ensure that innovative approaches to learning are available to all pupils.

• Evaluate the design and delivery of the curriculum for Performing Arts; continuously striving to improve all aspects.

• Promote our most able pupils for senior school scholarships and regional competitions, preparing them well before time, and promoting these to parents and SLT.

Teaching and Learning:

• Adopt an inspiring, caring and flexible teaching style with high expectations to influence and motivate pupils to achieve their objectives and those of the School.

• Creating an environment of open-mindedness, fairness and harmony between groups of pupils and individuals.

• Ensure that there is an effective assessment, recording and reporting system for pupil progress.

People Management and Networking:

• Ensure that all staff involved with Performing Arts, including temporary staff, receive an induction and fully understand all relevant policies and their implementation.

• Create an environment where there is visible acknowledgement that everyone’s contribution is valued.

• Develop outreach initiatives within the community.

• Collaborate with schools to share best practice.

• Facilitate a broad range of activities in conjunction with staff, pupils and the wider community, to deepen and broaden pupils’ experience in the fields of Performing Arts.

General Administration:

• Provide timely and excellent quality information requested by various external bodies or senior schools.

• Design and implement Performing Arts procedures, which are in line with School procedures and ensure all stakeholders, have a love of Performing Arts.

Other professional requirements

• Safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of all children.

• Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality, appearance and conduct.

• Establish and maintain courteous working relationships with professional colleagues, pupils and parents, and set a good example through presentation and personal and professional conduct.

• Outstanding practitioner with strong knowledge of child development.

• Knowledge of current educational thinking, initiatives and issues.

• Undertake a range of rostered and additional duties as requested.

• Ensure the school’s aims, polices and values are borne out in daily practice.

• Contribute actively to the wider life of the school.

Personal Specification Essential:

• Qualification – minimum of degree or equivalent.

• Proficient in one or more areas of Performing Arts with knowledge of other areas (i.e. music, speech, drama, dance etc.)

• Grade 8 or equivalent in main area of Performing Arts expertise.

Desirable but not essential:

• PGCE

• Teaching experience within a school environment.

• Performing Arts teaching qualification, for instance LRSM.

 

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