Teacher of Performing Arts and English

Permanent, full time
Flexible working options available
Salary: according to experience
To start: September 24

The Bulmershe School are seeking an enthusiastic Teacher of English and Performing Arts. Our ideal candidate would have a Drama/Dance specialism and should be passionate about delivering the best possible English and Performing Arts curriculum to our students in order to raise their aspirations and attainment.

Performing Arts at The Bulmershe School is strong, with excellent Key Stage 3 provision and high performance at GCSE. As part of our Communication and Performing Arts Faculty, you will become part of team with genuine passion and vision, who are working together to provide students with exceptional experiences, from whole school productions to trips and professional workshops. The Bulmershe CAP-Arts Faculty’s mantra is “Changing Lives Through Shared Experiences.” We believe that The Arts have the power to bond, shape and nourish us, no matter who we are, where we come from or what we believe. As a Faculty, we endeavour to provide our students with experiences and memories that will stay with them forever, as well as shape them on their learning journeys.

This role is flexible, and lessons will be moulded around your specialism. For Dance specialists there would be potential to develop the role as our long term aim is to develop Key Stage 3 and expand our KS4 and 5 Performing Arts offer to include Dance in the coming years. Experience in teaching at secondary level would be highly desirable and would be considered a valuable attribute. Due to the supportive culture at The Bulmershe School, this post is suitable for an Early Career Teacher or someone who is looking to gain valuable experience in a supportive and diverse school.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Teach Dance and/or Drama and English at KS3.
  • Support after school clubs and activities within the Faculty
  • Plan and deliver engaging lessons that cater to the needs of diverse learners
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Assess student progress and provide constructive feedback
  • Support and mentor students in their artistic development
  • Promote performing arts, its importance, and the value that it brings across the school
  • Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct
  • Treat students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

Our successful candidates will receive:

  • A salary commensurate with experience
  • Professional coaching and support to enhance teaching and learning
  • Opportunities to collaborate with a team of experienced performing arts professionals
  • Access and benefit from The Bulmershe’s links with Reading Rep, Wellington College and the National Theatre
  • A position in a faculty that prides itself on being supportive

Why join The Bulmershe School

The Bulmershe School is a heavily oversubscribed school which sits at the heart of the community. We are a mixed Corvus Learning Trust Academy school of 1,500 students,  who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We work closely with our parents, partners and feeder school to achieve the best outcomes for all of our students. We were rated as ‘Good’ in our last OFSTED report and are aiming for Outstanding. With a thriving and expanding 6th form, The Bulmershe School is an ideal environment for any teacher who would like the challenge and opportunity to teach their subject at A-level.

We believe that The Bulmershe is a school where you can really make a difference. To find out more about The Bulmershe School and this specific opportunity, please take a look at the attached vacancy pack. We look forward to your application.

How to Apply

  1. If you’d like to find out more about role, the school, or to talk to us about options for flexible working call: 0118 935 3353 to arrange to meet us for coffee and a chat
  2. Ready to apply? Please complete our application form (CVs will not be accepted)
  3. Email your application and equal opportunities form to the Assistant School Business Manager, Mrs Bagley-Kelly: vbagley@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

The Bulmershe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references. Note: This job description is not your contract of employment or any part of it. It has been prepared only for the purpose of school organisation and may change either as your contract changes or as the organisation of the school is changed. Nothing will be changed without consultation.


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