Subject Leader of Performing Arts, Ealing

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Ealing Fields High SchoolEaling

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Start date: 29th August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) plus TLR 2b (£4,444)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a Subject Leader of Performing Arts in a new school which offers excellent opportunities for professional development. The new post-holder will be an enthusiastic Drama / Performing Arts Teacher who is a strong classroom practitioner with a commitment to achieving the highest standards both academically and in terms of engagement with performing arts. S/he will also have experience of teaching musical theatre. The school is part of a Trust which places a very strong emphasis on drama and music, and has a strong reputation for whole school wider opportunities in both these areas. The ideal candidate will be ambitious to develop Drama as a subject at the school, and candidates who are able to teach a second subject (English or Music) or are keen to work within whole school curriculum or pastoral support (such as Literacy or Inclusion), are also encouraged to apply.  

Ealing Fields High School is the most recent member of the Twyford Trust family of schools.  It was opened as a Free School in 2016 by a group of parents with a strong desire to provide an excellent new school for the South Ealing community, and became part of the Twyford CE Academies Trust on 1st September 2017.  Ealing Fields has quickly assimilated the same systems and resources as the two existing Twyford Trust schools (William Perkin and Twyford CE High Schools, both of which are Ofsted ‘Outstanding’).  Ealing Fields is also the smallest of the Trust schools, with only 120 in each year group and therefore has a very compact community identity. Staff joining at this time are likely to have a highly motivated drive towards building an outstanding school community within an already highly successful Trust.

This is an exciting role for an enthusiastic Drama / Performing Arts teacher as we prepare our students for GCSE and beyond (the school’s first GCSEs will be in 2021). The school is also passionate about the place of Drama in the wider curriculum and there is an opportunity to lead the school’s first ever school production/musical in 2018-19.

This is a once-in-a-career opportunity for a passionate Drama teacher, with enthusiasm for performance, looking to grow a department from the ground-up and gain leadership experience not possible in a larger secondary school. With our oldest Year group starting Year 9 in September 2018 this post is ideally suited to a teacher who is passionate about curriculum design and development, especially at KS3 and KS4.

For more information about school please see the Twyford Trust and Ealing Fields websites, and for more information about the role please see the Job Description, and the Ealing Fields 2018: information for candidates document, on the Twyford Trust website at: http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies

The successful candidate will have:

  • A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Ability to teach Drama/Performing Arts to GCSE 
  • Experience of musical theatre, and ideally of teaching Music
  • An understanding of recent curriculum/learning developments
  • An infectious enthusiasm for music and skills in performance
  • An understanding of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively
  • Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
  • Energy, creativity and commitment to extra-curricular activities and events 
  • A commitment to the ethos of the school.

The role is suitable for a strong and confident practitioner, and may also be suitable for a member of staff seeking part-time employment.

We offer: 

  • Exceptional professional development and career progression
  • Positive working relationships at all levels
  • A supportive and lively Leadership Team
  • A full-range of Trust services providing support and      development

How to apply

Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies for more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description, Application Form and Letter to Applicants.

Applications must be submitted to HR/Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to recruitment@twyfordacademies.org.uk Please do not submit applications by fax.

Closing date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Interview date: (tbc) Wednesday 25 April likely

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. For more information about the DBS please see https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check



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More about Ealing Fields High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wyke Gardens, Hanwell, London, W7 2BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 711 0022
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