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Teacher of Drama (Temporary - two terms)

Brentwood School - All-Through with Sixth FormBrentwood

Brentwood Senior School is an academically selective HMC co-educational independent school with small class sizes and a happy, ambitious and supportive staff team. It is part of Brentwood School, a 3-18 HMC school of 1900 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding Teacher of Drama to join this high performing School. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified graduate to teach Drama in our well-equipped department.

Brentwood School has an excellent tradition of engendering creativity amongst its pupil body. Many pupils have progressed to successful careers in the Performing Arts and the Drama Department is very much at the cultural heart of the School community. Pupils have plentiful opportunities to perform within the context of formal lessons and the regular cycle of school productions. Each year, a number of Sixth Form pupils successfully gain entry to Drama school or progress to read Drama (or closely related disciplines) at university.

The department is represented at all levels of the Key Stage 3 curriculum and many pupils elect to take it as one of their optional GCSE subjects. In the Sixth Form, Drama and Theatre is taught at A Level and as a Group 6 subject within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and creative department which is extremely well resourced in terms of teaching materials, rehearsal/performance spaces and ICT equipment. The successful candidate will be able to inspire and enthuse our pupils to produce outstanding practical work. Similarly, he or she will possess high academic standards to ensure the continued strong performance of the department.

The Performing Arts Faculty stages over 70 shows, concerts and productions each year and there will be ample scope for the right candidate to contribute to one of the most varied and professional programmes in the South East. The department consists of five full time teachers and a full-time Technical Manager. The department sits within the Performing Arts Faculty, which currently has over 40 staff in a number of roles both teaching and support. There is an excellent community feel to the Faculty and the successful candidate will join a welcoming and ambitious team.

The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in the support offered to pupils outside the classroom.  Furthermore, all teaching staff are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the School through co-curricular involvement.

The School and the Senior Management Team are strongly supportive of Drama and recognise the important role it plays in the life of the whole School community.

Brentwood School ethos

We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have been doing since 1557. We are proud of our modern inclusive community which is shaped by our Christian Foundation. Our pupils are confident without being arrogant, they look out for each other, they do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and they respect difference: you will see a footballer enjoying lunch with a chorister and a dance captain running a recycling project with a young chess enthusiast.

We help our pupils to solve problems. In partnership with parents, we teach them to persevere after setbacks, adopt a growth mindset, and challenge the norm. We encourage them to ask questions in class and take control of their own learning. Of course, they work hard and enjoy great success in and out of the classroom, and once they’ve left us, many go on to use and develop their leadership skills and achieve beyond their expectations, always remembering what Brentwood has taught them.

That’s who we are. We are Brentwood.

Staff across both the Prep and Senior School enjoy a bespoke collaborative approach to professional development. We believe in being a research engaged school, with those that facilitate our in-house research programme being trained by the Institute of Education. We support many of our staff in obtaining external accreditation across a range of fields and are engaged with a number of national and international organisations. We are a highly supportive school that values the contributions made by a motivated and intellectually curious staff. There are a range of ways that we enhance our staff experience; free gym membership, benefits hub, free lunch, free tickets to school concerts and performance to name but a few. Brentwood School has its own pay scale that is significantly above the maintained sector and we also have a range of staff accommodation that may be available for the successful applicant should they need to relocate. 

Applicants who do not have a TES account should visit our website and download an  application form or email: HR@brentwood.essex.sch.uk All Brentwood School vacancies can be found on the School’s website. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

Brentwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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