Teacher of Drama (Part-time), Sutton

Closing date:

Wallington County Grammar SchoolSutton

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS or UPS (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

 Teachers Main or Upper Pay Scales (Outer London). 

Part time (2 or 3 days a week).

We welcome applications from Newly Qualified Teachers or those considering entering the profession through routes such as Teacher Apprenticeships, and we will consider applicants with the right skill set but without a formal teaching qualification

This is your opportunity to teach some of the most committed and able secondary school students in the country as part of a highly skilled and cohesive team of teachers and support staff. 

The key focuses of this role within the Department will be to:

• Teach high quality lessons imparting expert knowledge at KS3, GCSE with the opportunity to expand Drama to the Sixth Form in the foreseeable future. 

• Continue to promote the importance of Drama across the school alongside the other creative subjects, which will include developing, promoting and leading existing and new co-curricular clubs and societies.

• Embed and expand the importance of Live Theatre and extensive knowledge of Theatre Practitioners across the curriculum. 

Wallington County Grammar School is one of the most successful schools in the country. Our motto is Per Ardua ad Summa, Through Difficulties to the Heights, which our exceptional students exemplify each and every day. Their success and that of our staff has been recognised by Ofsted, grading the school ‘outstanding’ in all areas, and more recently by the Secretary of State for Education who presented the school with the 2019 Evening Standard Award for School Achievement. This success is born from a strong set of values centred around compassion for one another, commitment to all we do, courage in facing life’s many challenges and creativity to succeed in a global 21st century society. 

We are a highly selective school, admitting 150 young men from across London and the South East into Year 7 and admitting young women into the Sixth Form. We have a well-balanced, academic curriculum centred around developing scholarship and creativity which, when combined with innovative and forward thinking pedagogy, makes Wallington County Grammar School, an extremely stimulating environment in which to work. 

Advantages of joining our exceptional team of staff include:

• working with able and committed young men and women;

• the ability to teach your subject to the highest possible levels in secondary education, preparing students for undergraduate study at the best universities in the world;

• opportunities for rapid promotion both within the school and the wider Folio Trust;

• access to a Charter Marked CPD programme (Silver Status) that includes nine INSET days a year and a commitment to subject specific professional learning;

• a leafy setting on the edge of the beautiful Beddington Park with outer London pay and easy access to both central London and the Surrey countryside;

• a superb graduate programme through Teacher Apprenticeship and Schools Direct routes;

• a close affiliation with the Institute for Education with the School leading local provision of the National Qualifications for Middle and Senior Leadership as well as leading the Borough’s English and Science School Centred Teacher Training; 

• amenities and benefits including priority entry for children of staff; onsite parking; Ride to Work Scheme; Employee Assistance Programme and a School gym; 

• a firm commitment to staff wellbeing and work life balance.

An application pack may be downloaded from the School website at https://www.wcgs-sutton.co.uk/career-opportunities.  Please note an application form must be complet ed for this post and should be returned personnel@wcgs.foliotrust.uk as soon as possible but no  later than the closing date.  Candidates may be called for interview upon receipt of their application. A Statement of Suitability addressed to the Headmaster is required as part of the application.  

Visits to the School are welcome prior to application.  Please note the School will be closed for Christmas and the New Year until Monday 6th January. Please contact Mrs Jo Johnson at personnel@wcgs.foliotrust.uk to arrange an appointment. 

Closing Date: 9am, Thursday 16th January 2020

We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date should there be a suitable candidate and therefore advise that applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre- employments checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

More about Wallington County Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Croydon Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 7PH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8647 2235
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