Teacher of Drama, London/Chiswick

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Kew House SchoolLondon/Chiswick

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Start date: Temporary contract to cover Maternity - May to end July 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience and the nature of this role
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Directors of The Gardener Schools Group have established Kew House School in the conviction that there exists an opportunity for a different kind of independent secondary school in London - academically demanding but with a modern approach to selection criteria, the flexibility of the curriculum, the shape of the school day and term and recognition of creativity and talent. Kew House is a progressive school.

The school opened with 63 students in September 2013 and now has 550 with 600 expected for September 2020. We opened for internal and external sixth form candidates for the first time in September 2016. The school will grow to full capacity over the next 2 years with 625 students aged 11-18. Kew House has an enthusiastic and supportive staff who embrace the opportunities they are given to develop their professional practice. Many of the staff have joined us from the state sector, others from a background in the independent sector.

The successful candidate will be a well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate teacher. They will have the opportunity to assist in further developing and building the department in this relatively new school. This is a part- or full-time post from May to end of July 2020.

The school operates its own pay scales consistent with national teacher pay scales and will offer salary commensurate with experience and the nature of this role. The school offers the national teacher pension scheme. 


The school welcomes applications from teachers in the state sector, a significant number of staff have joined us from this sector.

Staff Development 

The school is committed to staff development and the position will provide a good springboard for further promotion within the school and beyond. All staff will be encouraged to attend INSET courses and will be provided with ample professional development opportunities.

The Recruitment Process

Candidates are required to submit a completed application form together with a supporting letter of application and details of two referees. One referee should be able to comment on the teaching skills of the candidate, and one must be the current or most recent employer. References will be taken prior to interview. Candidates must provide original documents as proof of identity at interview.

Candidates will be contacted by telephone and asked to attend an interview by arrangement.

All appointments are made in accordance with our equal opportunities policy and applicants should let us know of any special needs they may have. 

Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and questions will be asked at interview to assess suitability of candidate to work with our children. All appointments are subject to satisfactory Criminal Record (DBS) check. 

More about Kew House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 6 Capital Interchange Way, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8742 2038
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Kew House School is a co-educational independent senior school for students aged 11-18 years in West London, near to Kew and Chiswick. The school opened its doors for the first time in September 2013 with 63 students and now has over 550 on roll. It ...