Drama/Performing Arts Teacher, Hertfordshire

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Egerton Rothesay SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: September 19
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Range from £24,000 - £31,370
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Egerton Rothesay School

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Drama Teacher. The position would suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher with enthusiasm and drive who would like to make a difference to our pupils who often need additional support with needs such as dyslexia and with speech and language difficulties.  Drama is an important part of our school, with Lamda examinations also being offered, and the various performances being very popular.

For further details please visit www.eger-roth.co.uk and please phone for a visit at any time.

Egerton Rothesay School is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Main Purpose of Job

To be an effective teacher of Drama and Performing Arts to pupils across the age and ability range with various needs including dyslexia and dyspraxia.  

• To contribute to the development of Performing Arts across the school. 

• To be an effective Form Tutor.

Main Responsibilities & Duties

To be an effective teacher of Drama to pupils across the age and ability range

• Lead by example – act as a positive role model to students and be an effective classroom teacher

• Plan and prepare effective lessons which meet the needs of all pupils.

• Ensure that positive feedback is given to encourage confidence and further learning.

• To use assessment to further improve pupils’ learning and to be able to report progress to the Head of Year, the leadership team and to parents.

• Ensure high standards of behaviour through implementation of the school’s Behaviour Policy.

• Ensure that the studio is a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to work.

• Ensure other relevant school policies and procedures are adhered to.

To contribute to the strategic development of the Department

• Contribute to the development of the Drama Department and cross-curricular relationships.

• To develop schemes of learning and learning resources appropriate to the pupils’ needs.

• To undertake to improve own performance through sharing best practice with colleagues from the other departments.

• Play a full part in the successful running of events in music, drama and dance across the school.

To be an effective tutor

• Ensure the agreed tutor time programme is carried out effectively, as specified in the school’s Learning & Teaching Policy, so that tutor time is used to support learning in lessons.

• Be the “first port of call” for students with day-to-day pastoral issues.

• Support vulnerable pupils in the tutor and year group.

• Report to parents through the written tutor reports, appointments and through parent meetings.

Facts & Figures

• Number of teaching periods – maximum 25/30

• Class sizes up to maximum of 15 


Problem Solving & Creativity

• Be receptive to innovative ideas that offer developmental opportunities in Drama.

• Be creative in developing new initiatives that support identified whole school priorities and improve standards and achievement in the department and across the school.

• Be ready to deal with unexpected and urgent situations on a daily basis.

• Work to competing deadlines, prioritise and plan time carefully, identifying what outcomes will have the most impact on pupil progress.

• Work independently and take responsibility for decisions made within agreed good practice boundaries.

Decision Making

• Take appropriate actions to improve the behaviour and attainment of pupils.

Working Conditions

• Mostly studio-based

• Access to office facilities, desk and computer. 

Contacts & Relationships

The post holder will:

• Work closely with teachers and support staff at every level in the school; pupils, parents/carers to provide information and advice, direct, guide, motivate, monitor, praise and sanction.

Additional Information

In addition to the above responsibilities and duties the post holder will carry out the professional duties expected of all teachers as laid out in the Teachers’ Standards document 2012, and in the Egerton Rothesay Staff Handbook. 





More about Egerton Rothesay School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: Durrants Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3UJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1442 865275
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