We are hiring! Performing Arts Tutor – Freelance

01 Mar 2022

We are looking to appoint a Performing Arts Tutor to work at our New Mills and Glossop Saturday schools. We would like to hear from people who champion our fully inclusive and diverse ethos, who have high energy and are supportive and patient. The post holders will be dynamic and inspirational Teachers/Coaches/Mentors who are able to engage children in a love of learning. The post would suit professionally trained, experienced teachers with industry experience who want to work in a vibrant and engaging environment. The post holders should be confident and able to deliver all aspects of ‘theatrical experience’  for children aged 3-18. Working towards 3 productions a year, with a big emphasis on having fun and building confidence. 

Please apply to info@wearetakepart.com. Applications should be made through Indeed. Closing date for applications is 9am, Tuesday 8 March 2022. Interviews will take place Saturday 12 March. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Performing Arts Tutor 

LOCATION: New Mills School and Glossop Schools sites

HOURS: Saturdays, 09.00-12.00.

Teaching and Learning

  • Music and Drama tuition across the primary age range (EYFS – KS2)
  • 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 to enable every pupil to learn and make progress.

Professional Standards

  • 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.
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the Head or line manager.
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
  • 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 our Child Protection Policy at all times, and to report any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children at Take Part, or any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead as in accordance with Take Part’s Child Protection Policy.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Experience of teaching Performing Arts.
  • Experience of leading and managing groups across all ages


  • Experience in teaching children with SEN or additional needs (in line with our inclusive and diverse ethos)
  • Experience in preparing children for Music and Drama examinations

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes


  • To have a passion for the Performing Arts
  • 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 and Drama related activities
  • Evidence of a desire to continue to improve teaching and learning and ensure high standards of behaviour are met at all times.
  • Be an excellent practitioner – ability to demonstrate outstanding, sustained, and successful experience as a teacher.
  • Ability to plan well-structured and exciting lessons relevant to each term.
  • Effective communication skills with staff, pupils and parents.
  • Commitment to the pastoral role of a tutor 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 Take Part to current and prospective parents.
  • Willingness to lead in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, accommodating children of all abilities


  • 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 inspire children with a love of the Performing Arts.
  • 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.