Head of Drama, Devon

Closing date:Expiring soon

St James SchoolDevon

Date posted:
Start date: 30/10/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR2
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

St James School is seeking to appoint a Head of Department for our Drama department from November 2019 on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave in the first instance.  This is an exciting post that will offer you the chance to shape and deliver our drama curriculum and a growing department. 

As Head of Drama you will be an inspiring leader with the energy and creativity to motivate a team, lead by example and challenge students to achieve the best possible outcomes.  

The successful candidate will:

• Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of excellent outcomes

• Be a passionate and innovative advocate for Drama.

• Be totally committed to improving the life chances of young people

• Be a KS4 specialist in Drama. 

We are an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school of 900 students situated in the East of Exeter on a relatively new, purpose-built site which offers excellent facilities for all our departments.  We are an innovative and aspirational school that is driven by the highest of expectations in all that we do. We offer a rich and personalised learning environment for all of our students and work hard together to ensure everyone succeeds on a pastoral, extracurricular and academic basis.  Ofsted judged us to be a strong Good in our inspection in January 2018, but acknowledged that we were on a clear trajectory to achieve Outstanding in the near future. 

We want to be the best; we want to offer the best, we want our students to achieve their best.  If you share our passion, vision and drive and are prepared to go that extra mile to support our students, then we would welcome your application.

Our staff are incredibly committed and passionate about all that they do and are rewarded with bespoke CPD provision, in-house career progression opportunities, regular staff-wellbeing events and are actively encouraged and supported to partake in nationally recognised qualifications like the NPQs.  As a school we prioritise our staff’s wellbeing, as illustrated in the Why Work at St James sheet in our application pack. 

We would welcome visits to the school. If you would like to arrange one please contact Emily Harper, Deputy Headteacher by email ejh@stjamesexeter.co.uk 

Application forms and further information are available from our website:www.stjamesexeter.co.uk or by email to recruitment@stjamesexeter.co.uk. 

Closing date for applications: Midday Friday 27th September

Interview Date: W/C 30th September

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivery outstanding outcomes for every pupil, regardless of background. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our pupils.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.






More about St James School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Summer Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1392 209922
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