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Teacher of Girls’ PE and Games
Salary: Main Pay Scale
Employer: Virgo Fidelis Senior School Convent
Location: Upper Norwood
Contract Type: 1 full time
Contract Term: Permanent
Number on roll: 1650 including a Sixth Form of over 450
Start Date: September 2009
HEAD OF PERFORMING ARTS (Ref HPA/04) We wish to appoint an ambitious, dynamic and enthusiastic teacher
TLR 1b (£8,611)
with the ability to teach across all key stages including Post 16.
You will be joining a developing, forward-thinking and committed
Physical Education Department with the ethos of student-centered
Number on Roll 1650 including a Sixth Form of over 450 More Choice. More Opportunity
learning and personal development.
Thomas Tallis is a successful, over subscribed, high profile
We are looking to broaden our examination profile. As well
Specialist Arts and Leading Edge School. We have recently been
as offering GCSE, and A Level PE and Dance we are looking
awarded national School of Creativity status in recognition of our
to be able to offer BTEC PE in the near future. This will be in
innovative approach to creative learning. We expect to move in Here in Hertfordshire, we are home to an
conjunction with giving opportunities for Leadership development
to a state of the art new building in January 2011, which will have
and the implementation of the New Programme of Study for
excellent facilities for the Performing Arts.
exceptional range of schools - from small
PE. Experience in GCSE, A Level and BTEC leading or teaching
experiences is required.
We are looking for a dynamic, creative and ambitious Head of
Performing Arts. Your role will be to provide leadership and
village primaries to large secondaries. The successful candidate/s will demonstrate:
innovation in Drama, Dance and music.
• Skills as an outstanding practitioner
• Ability to teach at all Key Stages
This is a new post and will provide the successful candidate with
We also offer superb induction and CPD.
• Full commitment to high standards and expectations
an opportunity to further develop practice in this exciting curriculum
• Inspiration, energy and motivation
area. You will have a clear understanding of how performance skills
• Keen to contribute to exciting curriculum developments
can transform learning, both within the arts and across the whole
Within this very supportive environment,
• A strong team player
school, in order to engage and inspire students.
• Willingness to participate in a successful extra-curricular
You will be working closely with the Arts College Manager and the
you will have every opportunity to
Visual and Media Arts area to deliver a powerful inter-disciplinary
establish and develop your career.
This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious and innovative teacher,
approach to learning. You will also have a clear vision of how the
wishing to further develop their career and responsibility profile
performing arts can impact on learning for the local community.
within their chosen subject. A basketball specialist would be
preferred but applications from other sports will be considered.
You will need to be a Drama specialist in the first instance, able
to lead and manage the Drama department and oversee the
For more information about opportunities in
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the
development of Music and Dance.
Hertfordshire Schools, log on and apply at
welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child
protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with
All candidates will be subject to full Safer Recruitment procedures
past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.
as laid down by the DCSF.
Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the school in person on An application pack will be available from the school
any Wednesday morning or via our Website.
office. Please contact Mrs Wright on 020 8670 6917
Tel: 01438 844871
Ext 233. Please submit your letter of application , C.V.,
For an application form and full details please contact Thomas Tallis and the names and addresses of two Referees to:
School, Kidbrooke Park Road, London, SE3 9PX
Telephone 020 8856 6268
Or visit our Website and apply on-line to
Hertfordshire is committed to the protection and safety of children and young people.
Sister Bernadette B.Ed.(Hons),C.Biol.,M.I.Biol.

Closing Date: Tuesday 21 April 2009
Alternatively you can e-mail your CV directly to the
Interviews to be held: Thursday 30 April 2009 school on
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