Curriculum Leader for Drama

Chiltern Hills AcademyBuckinghamshire

Chiltern Hills Academy invites applications for the opportunity to join the staff of a successful, mixed 11-18 Church of England Academy. Based in the market town of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, we are located in the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty conveniently situated at the end of the London Underground Metropolitan Line. 

We are seeking to appoint, from September 2021, a full-time dynamic leader of Drama. The successful candidate will be extremely motivated and contribute to the high quality drama provision in school. They will join our vibrant and thriving Performing Arts department which is housed in a purpose built block with excellent facilities. Applicants should be able to teach Drama to GCSE/BTEC and A Level and an interest in teaching another subject would be an advantage. 

The successful applicant will be an energetic, spirited practitioner who can deliver high quality learning and who has students’ progress at the forefront of their teaching. They will be able to communicate their passion for the subject through innovative, diverse and stimulating teaching methods. This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive and significant contribution to our wonderful school. They will be fully involved in departmental development, target setting and evaluation of student progress and will possess the following attributes:  

  • Strong leadership and team-building qualities
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner who is passionate about teaching and learning
  • High expectations for student achievement
  • The ability to lead effective, sustained change
  • A commitment to raising standards for all

Applications from experienced teachers or those returning to the profession will be welcome.  We are committed to the development our staff; to support them to further their career, progress professionally and develop their teaching and leadership skills. 

We have been graded ‘good’ following our latest SIAMS inspection (March 2020). “The academy is highly inclusive, and tireless in supporting all of its pupils and staff. Because of this, each person is known, nurtured and inspired. This enables them to make strong progress from their starting points”. Our OFSTED inspection in February 2017 also judged the school as ‘good’ in all categories.

We have recently embarked on the next stage of our school development programme to accommodate growing numbers and add to our well-resourced teaching environment. Applicants are encouraged to use the quick apply button to apply for the role or to contact Mrs Jo Mistry, HR Administrator, with any questions:  jmistry@chacademy.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Monday 19 April 2021

Interviews: TBC

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