January 24, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking an experienced, creative and inspirational professional to join our team as Head of Dance in September 2023.
In accordance with the School Pay Scale for Teachers. Range according to experience from £28,480 to £48,835 pa
Working Pattern
Part time • Required for September 2023
Closing Date
February 01, 2023


Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of circa 800 pupils from ages 11 to 18. The School is located on a beautiful 46-acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading.

The School employs more than 180 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff, and provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical, and creative potential.

We are seeking an experienced, creative and inspirational professional to join our team as Head of Dance in September 2023.

In this role, you will lead on dance activities within the School, raising the profile of dance and ensuring that wide dance opportunities are available to the pupils. You will manage peripatetic teachers and work closely with all members of the Drama and Dance department on dance related issues.

The ideal candidate will have experience of teaching dance, specifically the following syllabi: RAD, ISTD, IDTA and a proven track record of success within the subject area. Your experience will include theatre choreography, running extra-curricular clubs and activities and working with dance companies and/or practitioners.

This role is a part time role, working across our school day with specific days to be agreed.

Reading Blue Coat offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including excellent benefits such as Teachers Pension Scheme; free meals; extensive staff discounts; tax saving cycle to work and car leasing schemes; free sports and leisure facilities; Employee Assistance Programme; and a strong commitment to professional development.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website or contact the HR department on 0118 933 5813 or via email.

Closing date: 09:00, Wednesday 1 February 2023

Applications must be submitted to the email address above by application form (which can be found on our website) and accompanied by your covering letter. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

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