April 2017

RE            :               Teacher of Dance

TERMS    :               Full time and permanent. MPS/UPS

Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for taking the time to find out about the vacancy within our performing arts team.

Mayfield School is undergoing a period of expansion from a 1000 place secondary school to a 1520 place ‘all through school’. The key milestones to date have been:

In September 2012 we opened a 60 place pre-school and nursery on the school site which has been judged as “outstanding” by OfSTED. Staff members are guaranteed access to this very popular and highly oversubscribed facility.

In July 2013 Mayfield School secured approval from Portsmouth City Council to extend our age range from 11-16 to 4-16 and become the city’s first ‘all through’ school and one of only a handful of state, single site, ‘all through’ schools in the country. With this change in status, the school has undertaken a significant building programme drawing on over £4 million in additional capital.

In September 2014, we welcomed the first intake into our primary section and became one of the most oversubscribed schools in the city, with 60 pupils joining us, many of whom were in our pre-school. Each year the school will continue to admit 60 pupils into Year R until the primary section fills by 2020 and the school reaches its maximum capacity of 1520 pupils across all phases.

In September 2016, Mayfield was inspected by OfSTED and was judged as ‘good’ in all areas. In particular, inspectors noted:

“A comprehensive staff training programme has been the key driver in improving teaching in classrooms over the last two years”;

“The behaviour of pupils is good. The school runs smoothly on a day to day basis with a clear code of conduct”;

“Across the school, pupils benefit from positive relationships with their teachers”.

We are now looking to appoint a teacher of dance to join our performing arts team which currently delivers GCSE qualifications in dance and drama and BTEC music.  Mayfield School was designated as a performing arts college and, in-spite of recent changes, remains very committed to delivering all of the performing arts to KS1, 2, 3 and 4. In particular, we have a national reputation for dance and have a long standing and very successful relationship with ‘Rock Challenge’. Our performing arts team are housed in a suite of specialist rooms and studios with a generous budget for productions and performances.  This post would suit an experienced teacher or an NQT.

Mayfield has developed an excellent training programme for staff and offers all NQTs:

  • Specialist subject mentor and whole school professional mentor;
  • Summer start meaning NQT’s can be paid over the summer holiday;
  • The opportunity to join a staff body which is highly effective, cohesive and happy.

To apply for this post, please complete an application form which is available on our website and return to Mrs. Lynne Hollis, PA to the Headteacher on hollis@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk by 4:00pm on Monday 8th May 2017. If you have any questions, would like an informal chat or would like to visit our school then please contact Mrs. Hollis on the email address above. We hope you found the information contained in this letter and our website helpful and look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

 

Mr. David Jeapes - Headteacher

Salary: MPR/UPR

Closing Date: 8 May 2017, 4.00pm

Other Information

Mayfield is a very successful and heavily oversubscribed school in the north of Portsmouth City. We are one of the first state, single-site, ‘all through’ schools in the country. We operate an “Outstanding” Pre-School and Nursery on site with reduced fees and preferential access for Mayfield staff. We have been successful in our bid to receive ‘priority school building’ funding which will result in a multi-million pound investment in the school buildings on top of over £4 million already invested since September 2011. In September 2016, we underwent a section 5 inspection by OfSTED and were found to be ‘Good’ in all areas. All staff members have the opportunity to work across all sections of the school depending on their interest, skills and experience. During this period of growth we have a number of vacancies in all sections and truly believe “our only limitation is our ambition”.

                                                                                   

All relevant information and application forms can be downloaded from the school website:  www.mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk

 

For further enquiries or to arrange a visit prior to application please contact Mrs Lynne Hollis, PA to Headteacher at:  Hollis@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

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