East Midlands Education Trust

Teacher of Dance and Drama

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Highfields School


M1 - UPS3 (£25,714 - £41,604)

Hours per Week

0.6 FTE


Fixed Term for 1 year

Closing Date



We are looking for a Teacher of Dance and Drama to join our successful department on a temporary basis, initially for one year, although, this post may become permanent. The post is due to start September 2022. We require a minimum of 0.6fte although there is potential this could increase to 0.8fte. The school would welcome applications from NQTs as well as experienced teachers.

You should be highly motivated, innovative with an infectious enthusiasm for promoting creativity and encouraging free thinking.  You will be expected to inspire our students and nurture within them an understanding and appreciation for dance and drama through a range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. Some previous trips have included New York (Broadway), London (West End) and local theatre. We produce two musicals per academic year and host industry experts and practitioner workshops. 

The students and staff at Highfields School make it a fantastic place to work. Our students are friendly and confident and we strive to ensure that they achieve the success that they deserve. 

A job description and person specification with further information about the role can be downloaded below. An application form can be downloaded by clicking 'Apply Online' above. Applications must be made on an EMET application form. CVs will not be accepted. No agencies.

On the application form, please focus on a detailed 'supporting statement' taking into account the person specification and indicating why you would be the best person for us to recruit to this position.

Please send completed applications forms to recruitment@emet.uk.com

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post, will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The School looks to employ well-qualified staff who are willing to contribute to the full life of the school and who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

Highfields is a vibrant and popular school with approximately 1300 students, including 200 in our sixth form.  We are situated in Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire, on the south eastern edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park. It is within easy reach of Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.

Closing date for applications: Midday on Wednesday 18th May 

Provisional interview date: Monday 23 May 2022