Teacher of Drama (with KS3 History), Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Notre Dame Senior SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: Required November 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Maternity Cover

The School   

Set in 26 acres of beautiful parkland in Cobham, Notre Dame School nestles in a picturesque 18th century mansion beside the River Mole. Notre Dame is a Catholic School and is a Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady with an ethos shaped by the life and work of St Jeanne de Lestonnac.  Despite the tranquil setting Notre Dame School is a hive of activity, with over 600 children and teachers working hard in the important business of education. The school has an enviable reputation for the highest academic standards and a progressive, holistic, academic education that is underpinned by over 400 years of international educational tradition in 30 countries. Established in England in 1937, the school has always had the philosophy that the greatest success comes from knowing how to learn and how to ask the right questions; training pupils to take an active role in reaching and exceeding early expectations. From the vibrant Nursery to the exciting Sixth Form, tomorrow's professionals acquire the skills, knowledge and qualifications that give them the best possible start in life.

The Role

Teacher of Drama (with KS3 History) - Part time (Maternity cover)

Notre Dame School are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and outstanding Teacher of Drama who has experience directing student performances, academic success, innovation and enrichment.

We are looking foremost for a dynamic, talented practitioner.  You will be a good Honours Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status or NQT who can teach up to A Level. You will also be required to teach some lower school History.

You should be innovative, enthusiastic, highly committed and have a passion for drama and performance and the ability to translate this into real learning experience for the pupils.  You will have the capacity to inspire them, and to provide a lively, stimulating, tolerant, and supportive environment that can engender the highest levels of achievement through clear leadership and efficient administration.

You will communicate your love of the subject beyond the confines of the timetable.

This represents an outstanding opportunity for you to work in a school where teachers have a strong sense of community, an enthusiasm for teaching and learning and in which involvement, pastorally, and in the broader curriculum, is the expected norm.

Benefits of Service:


• Part-time, maternity cover, 75% FTE, Monday – Thursday each week plus Wednesdays and Thursdays until 6.30 weekly and additional later evening rehearsals, including some Sunday rehearsals in the run up to performances (including the November musical production, GCSE and A Level plays in March, Inter-House Drama Festival in May and lower school play in June)


• A competitive package dependent on skills and experience


• The School has high expectations of its staff, and therefore looks to reward them with a competitive salary scale and beneficial conditions of service

• There is an extensive induction programme for all new colleagues and ongoing professional development is encouraged

• There is ample opportunity to take on additional responsibility


• The School enjoys a fantastic situation: central London is 30 minutes away, the M25 and A3 are 5 minutes away.  Heathrow is less than half an hour.

• Fee concessions are available for the pupils of any member of staff who meet the school’s entry requirements

• Longer holidays than the state maintained sector

• Free on-site parking

• School Nurse on site during term time

For Recreation

• Free use of the school’s leisure and sporting facilities, including a heated indoor pool during certain times.

• Free lunch and refreshments are available throughout the working day

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 23rd September 2019

Start date: November 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by members of the SLT and have a tour of the school.

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.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Notre Dame Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Burwood House, Convent Lane, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1HA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1932 869990
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