Head of Drama, Barnstaple

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The Park Community SchoolBarnstaple

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS 1 ( £22,917) to UPS 3 (£38,633) plus TLR2a (£2667)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teaching and Learning Leader for Drama (Head of Department) 

Required from September 2018, an enthusiastic, well qualified, Teacher of Drama with the right experience, skills, knowledge and drive to lead this area of the school . 

We seek a well qualified and enthusiastic teacher and leader with a commitment to pupils of all ability in a comprehensive secondary school. A willingness to contribute and lead the development of the department and wider provision is essential.

This would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced colleague who is seeking the next step in their career. 

The successful candidate would also be expected to join our team of tutors.

Drama is taught to all students in years 7 and 8, receiving one lesson per week. In Year 9 students can opt for Drama as part of our ‘mini –options process. Currently Drama is a popular choice and we have 5 teaching groups in Year 9. 

Barnstaple is a busy town that has a developing industrial base and is the commercial and administrative centre of North Devon. It has been successful in the Britain in Bloom Competition and in recent years has won the Regional, European and International trophies. With the North Devon Link Road, connecting the area with the national motorway system, Barnstaple and its surrounds are planned to grow further in the future.

The North Devon countryside is outstandingly beautiful. The coast varies from wild cliffs to the magnificent surfing beaches of Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! Exmoor National Park lies just to the north and Dartmoor to the south. These natural features form the basis of the tourist industry in the area.

The school is very pleasantly situated, overlooking the River Taw, its estuary and the town of Barnstaple, with its beautiful views of the surrounding Devon countryside.



· Excellent capacity for school improvement

· Established support networks

· Rural location in heart of Devon

· Ample on-site car parking

· Good transport links

· Complementary mix of traditional and modern buildings

· Suited departmental areas

· Staff laptop scheme

· Multiple staff CPD opportunities

· Fantastic sports facilities


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More about The Park Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1271 373131
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