Head of Drama, Cheadle, Cheshire

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Lady Barn House SchoolCheadle, Cheshire

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Highly Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

The Post

This exciting new role is designed to provide specialist teaching in Drama at the school, including responsibility for delivering class drama and supporting/directing school drama productions.  A secondary aspect of the role will be to work alongside existing external dance and speech teachers, as well as the school’s Head of Music, to facilitate an outstanding provision for Performing Arts at the school.

At Lady Barn children are taught Drama as a discrete curriculum subject from Year 1 to Year 6.  From September 2018, the specialist drama teacher will teach all drama lessons from Year 2 to Year 6 and will also provide support for teachers in Year 1 in the preparation of the drama curriculum and associated materials. Drama takes place for the most part within Scott House, a dedicated modern Performing Arts building which includes a drama/dance studio on the ground floor and a specialist music classroom on the first floor.

There are many opportunities for pupils to get involved with Drama at the school, whether it is through the various Christmas events, the Year 6 production on the school’s own stage in the gymnasium or at one of the many celebratory events that we hold during our busy year. It is expected that the new Head of Drama will broaden these opportunities still further. 

The post offered is that of Head of Drama from 1 September 2018. The post is expected to be around 0.75 FTE, the precise amount to be agreed with the successful applicant.

Application Procedure

Applications should include a completed application form (CVs are not an acceptable alternative) including the names, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of two (and preferably three) professional referees, one of which must be your current employer.  The application form includes the opportunity for you to set out the reasons why you are applying for the post and what you have to offer is.  This can EITHER be completed on the form OR in a separate letter.

Applications should be addressed to the Head, Mr Turner, and sent to Lady Barn House School, Schools Hill, Cheadle, SK8 1JE.  Email applications may be sent to the address provided within the post information.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 10am.  It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week beginning Monday 26 March 2018.

A school tour is available on Tuesday 13 March at 4.30pm.  Please contact Mrs Gardner, Head's PA, to book a place.

The appointment will be subject to satisfactory medical checks and confirmation of academic qualifications.  The post will be confirmed on receipt of all references and of a satisfactory outcome from an enhanced DBS check.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects that all aspects of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job location

More about Lady Barn House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Schools Hill, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 428 2912
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