Head of Drama

Park House SchoolWest Berkshire

Principal Responsibilities 

Teaching & Learning: 

To monitor, evaluate and develop: 

• overall standards of teaching and learning within the subject

• standards of achievement and attainment for all groups of students within the subject

• use of performance data for target setting and progress monitoring 

• provision of educational enrichment activities (inc. trips and visits, and extra-curricular activities) 

Operational / Strategic planning & Quality Assurance: 

• To establish short, medium and long term plans for the development and resourcing of the subject 

• The day to day management, control and operation of provision within the subject 

• To monitor student progress and intervene where issues are identified

• To implement school policies and procedures, including Health and Safety and ensure risk assessments are in-line with national requirements 

• To ensure effective operation of quality assurance systems and to monitor and evaluate the subject in line with school procedures 

• To produce examination analysis reports, evaluate performance data and take appropriate action on issues arising from the data 

• Produce the department self-evaluation and development plan with reference to the equivalent whole school documents

Curriculum Provision and Development:

• To ensure the delivery and development of the subject at all levels across the school

• To ensure that information and guidance relating to the subject (GCSE, A level and university options) is well managed for students as needed

• To actively monitor, keep up to date with, and respond to curriculum developments and 

teaching methodology at national, regional and local levels • To work with colleagues to actively develop cross-curricular links and to support the 

functional skills of English, Maths and ICT Staff Development, Recruitment & Wellbeing: 

• To support, guide, motivate and inspire team members and support staff 

• To promote teamwork and effective communications 

• To ensure staff development needs are identified and supported 

• To undertake Performance Management Reviews and to act as a reviewer 

• To assist the Principle with the appointment of department colleagues 


• To help ensure all members of the department are familiar with its aims and objectives in context with the school’s core values and annual development objectives

• To ensure effective communication/consultation as appropriate with students and parents (student and parent ‘voice’) 

• To liaise with partner schools, Higher Education, Industry, Awarding Bodies and other relevant external bodies 

• To represent the views and interests of the subject/key stage 

Care Guidance and Support: 

• To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students within the subject 

• To help monitor student attendance together with students’ progress and performance in relation to targets set for each individual; ensuring that follow-up procedures are adhered to and that appropriate action is taken where necessary 

• To ensure the positive behaviour for learning procedures are implemented in the subject so that effective learning can take place 

• To undertake an appropriate programme of teaching in accordance with the duties of a standard scale teacher.

Supporting documents

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