We are hiring! Performing Arts Specialise (0.6 – part time)

03 Jan 2022

New year, new start! An exciting opportunity awaits to join our fantastic teaching team!

At Take Part our mission is to provide a fully accessible, quality Creative Arts provision that sparks curiosity, challenges ability and gives children the gift of confidence and performance to access for years to come. We have been given an exciting opportunity to work 3 days a week with a local independent primary school, providing just that!

So, we are currently seeking a qualified and experienced primary school Teacher with a passion for Performing Arts to join us after Easter. The ideal candidate will be fun and energetic and have experience leading Music and Drama tuition across the primary age range (EYFS – KS2). The successful candidate will deliver well-planned, engaging and creative lessons in a fully supportive school environment. They will work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team to lead and promote the teaching of Music & Drama across the school and contribute to an extensive extra-curricular programme delivered at school. The teacher of Music & Drama will be responsible for ensuring their pupils make excellent progress and find learning enjoyable and challenging.
Please apply in confidence to info@wearetakepart.com. Applications should be addressed to Louise Coker, Director with a letter of application and CV. Closing date for applications is 9am, Friday 14 January 2022. Interviews will take place during the week beginning 17 January.
We can’t wait to hear from you!

Performing Arts Specialist –

Teaching and Learning

  • Music and Drama tuition across the primary age range (EYFS – KS2)
  • A broad, balanced and relevant curriculum and prepare Schemes of Work, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment.
  • High quality learning which provides children with the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
  • Well-planned, engaging and creative lessons, ensuring that the needs of all pupils are met.
  • Appropriate differentiation, using approaches that enable every pupil to access the learning and make excellent progress.
  • Excellent subject knowledge in all relevant areas.
  • Challenging learning and developmental goals for each child, and to draw upon varied strategies, resources and technologies to support them in achieving these goals.
  • Assessment, recording and reporting on pupils’ achievements and to use this information effectively to convey progress in report writing and record keeping. Regular written and oral feedback and encourage them to reflect and respond to their feedback.
  • Direction for ensembles and groups.
  • Regular displays of pupils’ Music and Drama work around the school.
  • Trips and visits which promote the love of Music and Drama.
  • Various annual performances for the different age ranges, both in school and in the community.
  • Management of visiting peripatetic Music teachers, ensuring first class teaching.
  • Responsibility for the Music Room and Hall, including Health & Safety, providing a stimulating and inspiring learning environment.
  • Participation in the School’s extra-curricular and school activities programme.
  • Development of effective educational links with other schools and communities, including other Bellevue schools

Professional Standards
Attend assemblies, parents’ evenings, school functions and other staff meetings. Attend professional development and staff training opportunities.
Recognise the importance of being an exemplary role model to all pupils within the school.
Maintain high standards of professional behaviour in accordance with the school ethos, including timekeeping and personal presentation.
Take personal responsibility for evaluating and reflecting upon teaching in order to continually develop and improve practice.
Always maintain professional and productive relationships with colleagues.

Pastoral Care
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.
Support the pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
Encourage children to interact and work cooperatively with others as well as ensuring that all pupils are engaged in activities.
Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievements and self-reliance.
Provide positive values, attitudes and good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
Support break time supervision, as requested. Standards and Quality Assurance Support the aims and ethos of the school.
Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.
Attend staff meetings.
Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the Head or line manager.
Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
Take responsibility for their own professional development. School development and the schools’ wider aspirations:To establish & take responsibility for particular roles that further the school’s provision and contribute to the school’s development and wider aspirations. Carry out other duties as reasonably requested by the Head or line manager. To follow the directions contained in the Staff Handbook, which change from time to time. Responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons with whom our staff comes into contact – to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection Policy at all times, and to report any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, or any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead as in accordance with the School’s Child Protection Policy.


Qualifications and Experience


●  A university graduate with a relevant honours degree and recognised teaching qualification, e.g. PGCE.

●  Experience of teaching Performing Arts.

●  Strong specific knowledge and a sound understanding of the Performing Arts curriculum.

●  Experience of leading and managing visiting music teachers


●  Evidence of continuous in-service training and commitment to professional development.

●  Experience of teaching a variety of year groups and experience of working in a preparatory school environment

●  Experience in preparing children for Music and Drama examinations

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes


• To have a passion for the Performing Arts
• To have devised a whole school Music and Drama curriculum and Scheme of Work.
• To have excellent keyboard and conducting skills
• To challenge and support children to achieve their very best in the Performing Arts
• Ability to take a leading role in ensuring first-class provision in the whole School curriculum for Music andDrama related activities
• Be an excellent classroom practitioner – ability to demonstrate outstanding, sustained, and successful experience as a teacher.
• Ability to plan well-structured and exciting lessons that are relevant to topics being taught by class teachers. • Evidence of a desire to continue to improve teaching and learning and ensure high standards of behaviour are met at all times.
• Effective communication skills with staff, pupils and parents.
• Commitment to the pastoral role of a teacher and to the safeguarding, the welfare and the health and safety of pupils.
• Develop and maintain good working relationships and work as part of a team
• Willingness to act as a role model for staff and pupils, and act as an ambassador for the School to current and prospective parents and the wider school community.
• Willingness to lead in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, accommodating children of all abilities • Willingness to organise and lead trips and visits
• Contribute whole-heartedly to all aspects of school life.
• Excellent computing/ICT and literacy skills.


●  Innovative approach to curriculum delivery; drives initiatives and generates ideas.

●  Experience of preparing and delivering high quality Music and Drama lessons online.

Personal Qualities

●  Ability to be a visible and effective presence throughout the School.

●  Ability to stretch the most able pupils, whilst also ensuring the curriculum is accessible to all.

●  Ability to inspire children with a love of learning within the Performing Arts.

●  Ability to understand the needs, challenges and opportunities of a preparatory school community.

●  Ability to work collaboratively, with humility, to motivate and to bring out the best in team members.

●  Willingness to participate in all aspects of school life and the community.

●  Energy, charisma and dynamism with the vision and drive to create productive learning environments and excellent outcomes for all children.

●  Ability to work with and apply all school policies.

●  Rigorous can-do attitude, positive team player with a sense of humour.

●  Be willing to work hard and with enthusiasm.

●  Commitment to the ethos and values of Take Part.