Mrs O Ingham

Head of Performing Arts

Welcome to Performing Arts

Performing Arts is a highly vibrant and creative department, led by professionals in their field of Music, Dance and Drama. At Key Stage 3 pupils are immersed into practical and engaging schemes of learning in music and drama, that develop their performance and theoretical practice, whilst encouraging transferable skills such as communication, leadership and confidence. At Key Stage 4, pupils can study GCSE Drama, GCSE Dance and GCSE Music. In Drama pupils have the opportunity to further develop through devising and scripting drama as well as studying live theatre. In Dance pupils work on choreographing and analysing professional works as well as studying safe practices for rehearsing and solo/group performing skills. Within Music, pupils develop skills within composing, performing and appraising a range of genres of Music. The department also contributes hugely to the wider curriculum through the Talent Show, School Shows, Christmas and Carol Concerts, along with opportunities for pupils to visit London on the Performing Arts trip and also take part in the Choir Tour, which has previously visited Paris, Belgium and Italy. There are several music, drama, film and dance clubs which run during or after the school day. Please see our extra curriculum poster for more information.

Meet the Team

Mr J Roe

Head of Music (Head of House Neptune)

Mr E Spittle


Mr A Storey

Teacher (Head of House Jupiter)

Mr N Jessop


Curriculum Content

Here you will be able to read what your child is studying during each half term.  ‘Key Stage Three’ will give an overview of study for Years 7, 8 and 9.  ‘Key Stage Four’ will outline teaching content for Years 10 and 11.

The ‘Curriculum Rationale’ will give you the reasoning behind why we teach your child what we do and why we have chosen to order the topics in the way we have.

We hope that you will find this information useful, but if you require anything further about your child’s education in this subject please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Department.

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2 July 2024

Year 7 & 8 Musica Workshops

Drama, Homepage News, Music

Students in year 7 and 8 were treated to a full day of musical workshops run by Musica Kirklees. The students had the opportunity to play a wide range of instruments, learning new techniques and developing an understanding for...

2 July 2024

Matilda 2024

Drama, Homepage News, Music

Over 70 pupils were involved in our school production of Matilda JR, and what an outstanding three nights it was! Pupils worked so hard to create a fantastic show and gave up their own time in rehearsals both after school and at...

2 July 2024

Disneyland Paris 2024

Drama, Homepage News, Music

’40 students from Salendine Nook High School had an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris over the May half-term. On Saturday, they participated in a performing arts workshop with Disney cast members, which included exclusive...

8 March 2024

Talent Show 2023

Drama, Homepage News, Music

On the 9th of November, we had our annual competition of ‘Sally Nook’s Got Talent’ that saw students from KS3 and KS4 compete for the chance to become this years winner. Over 50 students applied for a chance to...

8 March 2024

Winter Show 2023

Drama, Homepage News, Music

Our annual Winter Showcase was a fantastic hit, with a completely sold-out show! We had a vast array of talent, from lyrical dancers, soloists, choir, concert band, rock band, drama sketches and hip-hop dancers. Despite not being...