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The Pingle Academy - Teacher of Drama with Music (Maternity Cover)


Teacher of Drama with Music (Maternity Cover)


MPS/UPS (£25,714.00 - £41,604.00)


32.5 hours, 52 weeks

Contract Type:

Fixed Term until 31/08/2022

Start Date:

January 2022


 The Pingle Academy

Location: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

The Pingle Academy is a part of The de Ferrers Trust. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

The Pingle Academy is a co-educational, comprehensive, secondary school for students aged 11-18 years.  It is situated on a large secure site at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. We benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, including a floodlit astro-turf area, Learning Support Base, Autism Resource Centre and a purpose built Sixth Form Centre.

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At The Pingle Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day. 

The Candidate

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitable experienced Drama teacher to join the Performing Arts Faculty. The successful candidate will be required to teach KS3 Drama and some Music. The potential to teach GCSE and AS Level Drama and Theatre is desirable. Performing Arts is a popular, and growing aspect of our school community. 

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a passionate and dedicated team looking to expand the cultural capital and Performing Art experiences of the young people in our setting. The successful candidate will be expected to fully contribute to extracurricular commitments such as whole school productions and concerts, including after school rehearsals. 

The successful candidate must have the ambition and dedication to continue developing the curriculum in line with modern pedagogical practices. The ability to play guitar and piano is also highly desirable, although not essential.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Taste Card
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on 01283 216837.

How to Apply:

Closing date: 8th November
Interview date: TBC
Start date: January 2022

You can apply directly to the Trust People Team via the Trust website or email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 216837 and ask to speak to the HR Team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.