November 24, 2021
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Head of Performing Arts who is keen to develop their career.
Working Pattern
April 2022
Closing Date
December 02, 2021


Desborough College is a thriving and rapidly growing secondary school for boys, with a co-educational Sixth Form.  We have a strong and inclusive ethos and high expectations in terms of behaviour and attainment for all.   Our school is situated a short walk from Maidenhead train station with good links to London and Reading.  Staff development in our school is a priority and staff are empowered to continue learning.  Alongside internal and external training, the school has a clear leadership programme through Pioneer Educational Trust which offers a wide range of CPD programmes.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Head of Performing Arts who is keen to develop their career in a school where behaviour is good and students are keen to learn.   We are looking for someone who wants to grow as a leader who will have the highest standards of learning, development and achievement for all pupils with a range of high-quality performances across all year groups with extra-curricular opportunities. We require the successful candidate to be adaptable, creative, to coach and develop those around you and, if possible, but not essential, have technical theatre experience.

We are looking for someone who can think creatively about how to inspire and engage our students through lessons and extra-curricular provision and who will be reflective and resilient in the face of setback and be open to making improvements to the department.

Results across Art, Music and Drama are good, catering for all abilities. We have good facilities including a bespoke Drama Studio with sound, lighting and IT.

We believe in the potential of every student and we are on an exciting journey to develop future leaders through The Desborough Way.  If you are keen to work in a successful and growing school which encourages staff to aim high in their own careers, this could be a great opportunity for you.

To apply for this post applicants are invited to submit an Application Form with a covering letter providing details of previous experience. The Application Form can be found on our website by clicking on the Apply button.

Please return completed forms to the Principal’s PA at

Closing date: 9am, 2 December 2021

Desborough College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its entire staff to share this commitment. All post-holders will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

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