Head of Prep Drama, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Notre Dame SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The School   

Set in 26 acres of beautiful parkland in Cobham, Notre Dame School nestles in a picturesque 18th century mansion beside the River Mole. Notre Dame is a Catholic School and is a Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady with an ethos shaped by the life and work of St Jeanne de Lestonnac.  Despite the tranquil setting Notre Dame School is a hive of activity, with over 600 children and teachers working hard in the important business of education. The school has an enviable reputation for the highest academic standards and a progressive, holistic, academic education that is underpinned by over 400 years of international educational tradition in 30 countries. Established in England in 1937, the school has always had the philosophy that the greatest success comes from knowing how to learn and how to ask the right questions; training pupils to take an active role in reaching and exceeding early expectations. From the vibrant Nursery to the exciting Sixth Form, tomorrow's professionals acquire the skills, knowledge and qualifications that give them the best possible start in life.

The Role

  • Notre Dame Prep School seeks an inspiring, dynamic and experienced drama practitioner and teacher to lead the department and direct the school productions. There is a currently a strong tradition for inclusive drama at the school and excellent facilities, including a drama studio and purpose built theatre.
  • To provide professional leadership and management for the subject within the school
  • To secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and the highest standards of learning and achievement in Drama for all pupils
  • To audit resources, and manage a budget
  • To lead School Drama Productions


  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Proven outstanding classroom practitioner Significant, recent and relevant evidence of continued and progressive professional development
  • Evidence of outstanding teaching/classroom practice and its impact on pupil progress 
  • Strategies for improving the quality of teaching and learning and accelerating pupil progress  
  • Strategies for school improvement and raising standards of achievement in school   
  • A creative teacher who motivates and inspires children to do their very best
  • Highly organised with excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to effectively manage pupil discipline and be committed to a high level of pastoral care   

Closing Date: 9 am 23rd April 2019

Interviews: Thursday 25th April 2019

Start date: September 2019

More about Notre Dame School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Burwood House, Convent Lane, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1HA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1932 869990
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