Teacher of Drama & English, International School at Sotogrande (www.sis.ac)

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Sotogrande International SchoolInternational School at Sotogrande (www.sis.ac)

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher of Drama

The role of the Drama teacher:

We are looking for a Drama teacher who has excellent practical and academic subject knowledge. Being able to collaborate with the Arts department as a whole in creating a dynamic and inspiring curriculum is essential, embracing the opportunities that the IB Arts programme offers. We believe that having team members that are passionate about the Arts is key in enhancing and challenging the learning experiences of our Performing Arts students. 

The applicant should also have a genuine and authentic interest in providing extra curricular activities and experiential learning experiences, through the Performing Arts, for students throughout the Secondary school. 

Applicants should be aware that Elite ACES students attend their relevant sporting academies every morning and arrive at school for lessons after lunch. Timetabling constraints may require lessons to be scheduled until 6pm on some days.

The successful candidate will be expected to report to the Head of the ACES programme. 


They will contribute to the management of departmental budgets

People Management

Key Relationships 

All departments to forge meaningful links within subjects to enhance the learning of pupils.

Primary Responsibilities/Activities:

1 Responsibilities.

1.1 To implement departmental policy and strategic plans.

1.2 To liaise with the Leader of Learning to ensure effective delivery throughout the secondary school.

1.3 To participate in the design, development, implementation and review of the departmental curricula and schemes of work for students throughout the secondary school.

1.4 To lead progression and continuity and opportunities for enhancing and consolidating learning across the school as a whole (PYP-DP)

1.5 To participate in the design, development, implementation and review of assessment, reporting and record-keeping systems for students.

1.6 To set and mark work in accordance with school and departmental policy.

1.7 To ensure the discipline and safety of assigned classes.

1.8 To participate in professional development and assessment of staff.

1.9 To help select and manage resources efficiently.

1.10 To participate in regular departmental and pastoral meetings.

1.11 To attend Parent Teacher Conferences.

1.12 To provide feedback to Parents through reports, meetings and 121 meetings.

1.13 To foster an interest in learning personally and amongst the students they teach.

1.14 To contribute to the development of a positive attitude between the school and wider community through cooperative relations, publications, competitions etc.

1.15 To participate, lead and initiate the extra-curricular activities and programme and experiential opportunities at the school.

1.16 To attend whole school and PTA events.

1.17 To enhance the professional standing of the teaching body.

1.18 To commit to the wellbeing of students in their advisory group.

1.19 To track and monitor the academic welfare of the students in their advisory group.

1.20 To Integrate IT into lessons to enhance the learning experience of all students

1.21 To participate in the development of ATL skills within subject areas.

1.22 To encourage and initiate platforms for the sharing of visual and performing art work with the SIS community

1.23 To evidence expert knowledge and application of Arts techniques in their own work and use this to inspire and extend student learning.

1.24 To have breadth and range of subject knowledge concerning visual and dramatic theory and practical technique.

1.25 To have highly effective collaborative skills to work alongside other Arts team members in building a dynamic and highly effective curriculum and department.

2 Specific Responsibilities. The successful candidate will assume this post at a crucial stage in the development of SIS. The following list gives an indication of some of the specific current issues to be addressed.

2.1 To participate in the development of the IB Middle Years Programme.

2.2 To participate in the updating of Schemes of work for Diploma subjects following a review of syllabi.

2.3 To participate in the on-going accreditation process with the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

2.4 To participate in development of managebac, 

2.5 To Participate in developing personalised learning, 

2.6 To Participate in the development of new technologies to enhance learning, 

2.7 To participate in the development of AFL to enhance learning


3 Knowledge and Skills. He/She should:

3.1 model  SIS Values and behaviours

3.2 possess excellent communication skills and be willing to adapt to the demands of an international school, in particular he/she should be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English and/or Spanish

3.3 have the ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload

3.4 be able to participate fully in an expanding school and in particular help to develop team spirit

3.5 be able to satisfy student needs in academic and pastoral matters

3.6 be able to teach mixed culture and ability classes using a variety of styles to create appropriate learning opportunities for all students

3.7 have understanding of current research as to how children learn and possess the ability to motivate students to perform to their best

3.8 be familiar with International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme syllabuses and in particular he/she should be able to teach to the level of MYP 5 (age 15/16 years)

3.9 have a high level of awareness of current developments and research findings in field of teaching and learning

Qualifications and Experience

4 Qualifications and experience. The school expects teachers to have:

4.1 Qualified teacher status appropriate to the teaching duties to be undertaken.

4.2 Preferably at least 2 years teaching experience in international schools

Job location

More about Sotogrande International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Apartado 15, Cádiz, 11310, Spain
Telephone: +34 956 795 902
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