Head of Department: Mrs K Clough

Leader of Dance: Miss L Lamb


Teaching Staff:
Miss L Lamb (Head of Dance)
Miss K Clough

Dance is thriving here at The King Alfred School Academy and there are many exciting opportunities to perform in school dance productions, talent shows and showcases. The King Alfred School Academy is also developing links with professional venues such as The Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, which will provide exciting opportunities to participate in professionally led workshops and performances. As a student of dance you will also be able to visit local theatres to watch live performances as well as generating the vital skills needed to be a professional dancer. The emphasis of the BTEC Tech Award is to gain a real understanding of the various roles and job opportunities involved in the performing arts, as well as studying some key and revolutionary choreographers. 

We are looking forward to the London Dance Residential 2018 where students will watch the famous 42ndStreet and then have a workshop with the cast. A fantastic and memorable experience which will give them a taster of the skills and dedication needed to be a professional dancer


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In addition to the careers work delivered in class, the school offers a wide range of careers related events and activities throughout the year including-

  • Themed assemblies including visits from colleges, universities, apprenticeships, employers and previous students to explore career pathways.

  • Collapsed curriculum days – college and university taster days to help our students plan their studies beyond school.

  • Collapsed curriculum days – The maths team support students with a day of money management classes and the English team support with CV writing and interview skills.

  • Mock interviews for years 7, 9 & 10 to build confidence and employability skills.

  • Guest speakers and tutor time drop-ins to meet employers, education providers, previous students and representatives from other organisations in an informal setting.

  • Work experience week to help our year 10 students build their confidence, their employability skills and their work awareness.

  • Job of the week information delivered in tutor time to encourage students to explore different career pathways and the skills and qualifications required.

  • College, 6th form and university open evenings to help students and their families explore options beyond school.

  • And plenty more!

The careers office is open Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm for students to visit and talk through their ideas. Specific 121s can be booked with parents too if requested, but students are welcome to drop in any time.

The careers office is based in the centre of school within the Student Reception area. You can contact Mrs Leatherby on 01278 784881 or Email


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