Performing Arts Academy Supervisor

Department ArtsEd Extra
Working Pattern Part Time
Hours  Saturday’s only from 8:00am – 1:30pm.

ArtsEd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff (permanent and visiting) and volunteers to share this commitment; all staff are required to undergo background checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 regulations and to hold an enhanced DBS



ArtsEd EXTRA has become a leading performing arts academy for children and young people., offering a range of weekend opportunities for children to learn and develop skills in the performing arts, in a fun, vibrant and friendly environment where every child matters.  We aim to give children a real-life experience of the Arts industry with opportunities to perform in ‘The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre’ in the final term and a choice of Musical Theatre and Acting for stage and screen.

Assistants are allocated to a group for the whole year and are tasked with drawing out the individual in every child.

Age Groups:

  • Discover – 4 to 7 years
  • Explore – 7 to 10 years
  • Trainee – 10 to 13 years
  • Creatives – 13 -16 years
  • Ensemble – 16+

There are 3 terms of 10 weeks each, with a two week break every 5 weeks.

Our Ethos


The ArtsEd EXTRA approach is to teach skills and techniques and to develop knowledge, but our main approach is ‘The Natural Individual’ where every child is by nature a unique individual with innate talents and sensibilities.We draw on these qualities rather than suppress them through our self-realisation approach.

We believe education should not just be knowledge based but child-centred; we develop the whole child, engage their feelings, their physical development and their creativity to encourage self-knowledge through exploration of personal feelings; providing opportunities to exercise imagination and self-expression.

Summary of the Role


To provide administrative and supervisory support to staff and parents for the Saturday Academy ensuring that every child has an experience that is safe, active and fun for every child; this role involves a high level of responsibility and requires high levels of safety awareness, strong time management capability, a professional approach at all times and lots of energy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Setting up the arrival desk for classes
  • Ensuring the student registers are available and accurate for each class
  • Ensure stationary is available
  • Meeting parents/students upon arrival
  • Directing all students (including private students) to relevant location / class.
  • Reporting student absences to Director of ArtsEd Extra and liaising with parents in this regard, as appropriate
  • Managing room schedules and changes to schedules as appropriate
  • Informing Saturday Assistants of any relevant information in relation to their classes.
  • Acting as the first point of contact for parents / staff in relation to any issues that may arise during sessions e.g. sickness, complaints
  • Managing issues / complaints at point of contact
  • Logging and ensuring that Manager of ArtsEd Extra is fully aware of all issues that arise during session

All Staff

  • All staff must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to all ArtsEd policies, procedures, the Staff Handbook and Staff Code of Conduct.
  • All line managers must ensure their teams are suitably trained in relation to the above and lead by example.
  • All staff must accept responsibility for ensuring that Health and Safety in the workplace policy is adhered to.
  • All staff must respect the confidentiality of data stored electronically and by other means in line with the Data Protection Act.
  • All staff are required to undertake mandatory training upon induction and at regular intervals in line with training policy. This includes but is not limited to Safeguarding, Prevent, GDPR, Code of Conduct, and Health and Safety
  • All staff are required to undertake training that is relevant to the post to maintain their continued professional development and to suit the requirements of the post
  • All staff are required to hold a clear, enhanced DBS
  • All staff are required to be professional, cooperative, and flexible in line with the needs of the post and the school.

Person Specification

Essential Desirable
To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience of supervising programmes
  • Experience of managing resources
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • An understanding of relevant safeguarding policy and procedure
  • Motivation to work with children and young people
  • An ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
It would be an advantage to have:


  •  Knowledge of education and performing arts arenas
  • Experience in supporting various activities and programmes that meet diverse learning and teaching needs