Teacher of Drama, Barking

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Eastbury Community SchoolBarking
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Start date: April/July (NQTs)/September
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS incorporating Inner London Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


April/July (NQT) /September   


MPS incorporating Inner London Allowance  

Roll 1800 (Oversubscribed) 

 Excellent opportunity for an inspirational teacher, in a successful, well ordered, and inclusive 3-19 all through school. We are at the heart of an ethnically diverse community in London East, an area undergoing significant regeneration and building affordable homes.   We have just celebrated record breaking public examination results in 2017 with many pupils achieving top grades at both GCSE and A level. 

 We foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals are empowered to produce their best work in brand new purpose built accommodation.

  The school is located less than 10 minutes’ walk from Barking tube and mainline station (25 minutes from Liverpool Street station) and is easily accessible by road.  

We are seeking a well-qualified and ambitious professional who is motivated to make a difference to the life chances of young people. The post would suit a team player who is committed to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school. The ability or desire to teach in our primary phase would be an advantage but is not essential.  

We have the highest expectations of everyone and can offer 

  • Highly aspirational pupils who are eager to learn

 • A highly supportive school in which teaching and learning is the key priority, and staff are provided with the time and coaching needed to be successful.

 • Career development (Leadership / Lead practitioner training for exceptional candidates after 2 years in post)

 • Access to the LBBD affordable quality housing scheme

. • Visit and tour of school prior to final application 

 • Lead practitioner available for suitably qualified candidates 

 Department Information:   

We are seeking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic teacher of Drama to join the English and Drama faculty at Eastbury Community School. The successful teacher will be joining a very well established and thriving English department and will be responsible for the teaching of Drama at Key Stages 3 and 4. The role will also involve working closely with the English department to enrich our current Drama curriculum and develop greater creative opportunities for our students. 

 As a department we have a long term partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company and have developed a curriculum in which Drama practices are integral to our teaching of language and literature. Our sustained relationship with the RSC enables us to offer staff high quality CPD and the opportunity to work with industry professionals.  We highly value rehearsal room pedagogy and the positive impact that Drama can have on a learner’s communication, confidence and creativity. 

We also work closely with the Barbican and The National Theatre to offer students enriching opportunities and regular theatre visits to support curriculum content and increase cultural capital. 

 The successful teacher will be joining a very supportive school environment where staff, students and senior leaders value the impact that the creative arts can have on or local community.

For full details of the post and an application form please visit the school website www.eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk and return the application form to the Headteacher’s PA, Karen Dunnell kdunnell@eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk.   The closing date for applications is Friday 26 January 2018 and interviews will be held on 2 February 2018.  

Eastbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young  people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including enhanced DBS checks.  CVs are not acceptable and will not be considered.

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More about Eastbury Community School
Address: Hulse Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 9UW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 507 4500