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Job type:
Full Time, Maternity Cover
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
7 February 2018

Job overview

Teacher of Drama  Maternity Cover for one year (Suitable for NQTs)  

We require for September 2018, an enthusiastic and energetic teacher of Drama to join this thriving and academically successful department. The Department is a popular option at Key Stage 4 and 5 with a reputation for high outcomes for students. Drama at Therfield is a highly valued part of the curriculum and provides numerous wider opportunities for our students across the school. The successful applicant will be expected to teach Drama courses to all key stages and to become fully involved and be committed to our curricular and extra-curricular programme of productions and festivals. The school has an established history of both mainstream and experimental productions.

Therfield is a mixed 11-18 Community School where “teachers have high expectations of students, attainment is significantly above the national average, students enjoy their learning and are proud of their school.”  Ofsted 2013. Our School Vision and Aims reflect our ethos, which is to strive for the highest possible academic standards in an environment of exciting learning opportunities, where individuals can develop their talents in safe and friendly surroundings. These aims are reflected in our ethos of “The Best for All: Excellence, Leadership, Opportunity.”  Leadership development for staff and students is a key focus of the school and we have a highly positive reputation for staff development.    Attributes and Experience. 

• An enthusiastic and motivated teacher with a record of outstanding classroom practice 

• A committed team player

• An innovator with drive and determination 

• All staff are expected to be a tutor as we see this as a vital part of promoting student progress.

Therfield has recently been selected as one of the first 3 schools in South East England to receive the prestigious National DfE Character Awards.  This award celebrates excellence and diversity in this field, recognising that character is already being encouraged, nurtured and developed alongside academic rigour through a variety of programmes in and outside the school.  This means that the successful candidate will need to be able to deliver high academic standards, but also a commitment to providing outstanding opportunities for all young people to develop the character and resilience they need to succeed in modern Britain.

The next steps: If you are interested in the post please contact the school for further information.  If you believe you can meet our requirements please apply.  You can download an application pack from www.therfield.surrey.sch.uk, or alternatively email jkelly@therfield.surrey.sch.uk .

Closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday, 6th February 2018.

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Therfield School is a mixed secondary with sixth form based in Leatherhead, Surrey. The school is a non-selective, non-denominational state school with 1,178 students aged 11-18, approximately 236 of whom attend the sixth form. 

The school has a partnership with the Leatherhead Responsible Business Network, which provides a range of activities throughout the year to help prepare pupils for the working world. These have included careers fairs and mentoring schemes.    


James Malley    

Values and vision 

Therfield School’s motto is “The best for all – excellence, leadership, opportunity”. There are five core values at the heart of the secondary: respect, responsibility, perseverance, independence and integrity. Teachers encourage students to develop their leadership skills, while fostering in pupils the courage to stand up for what is right as they progress into adult life. 

Self-discipline and self-worth are instilled into pupils in order to help them achieve to their full potential. Therfield School wants its young people to grow into remarkable citizens and so develops their skills, knowledge and character alongside their studies. 

Leadership and teamwork are key to the school’s ethos and a number of programmes are offered to expand these skills, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, Surrey School Games and World Challenge Expeditions. The secondary holds specialist status in sports, with facilities including a gym, tennis courts and an astroturf pitch. 

Ofsted report 

Leaders and managers, including those responsible for governance, are highly ambitious for the success of students. They work hard to ensure that all students are treated equally and that there is no discrimination.”   

View Therfield School’s latest Ofsted report

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