Drama and English Teacher, Richmond upon Thames

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Hampton Court HouseRichmond upon Thames

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Drama and English Teacher

Hampton Court House is ranked number 1 on the Independent Schools Council’s table of ‘small independent schools’ and has been shortlisted for the TES Independent School Awards 2020 ‘senior school of the year’. Hampton Court House is a fast-growing co-educational independent school situated in beautiful riverside parkland between Richmond and Hampton in southwest London. The school has almost 300 pupils from Early Years through to Year 13.

We seek a skilled and knowledgeable drama teacher to start in September 2020 (who will be the de facto Head of Drama in the school) who also has the expertise to deliver first rate English lessons (either at primary or secondary level).

We are looking for an imaginative resourceful drama teacher who has graduated from a well-regarded drama school, and who can bring both rigour and challenge to the teaching of drama throughout the school. The right candidate will have the ‘presence’ to bring together school productions, whilst sensitively liaising with school staff and stakeholders generally.

Hampton Court House over the years has staged numerous full-length plays – by Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Shaw, Agatha Christie, Beaumarchais, Miller, Ayckbourn, Dürrenmatt and many others, as well as plays by contemporary authors such as Dennis Kelly and Lucy Prebble.

The right candidate will have a good knowledge of playwrights and, as a teacher of English, will have a first-rate command of written English and will be exceptionally well read (this will be robustly assessed at interview). 

The School does not currently offer GCSE or A level Drama but this is something which could in time be introduced. In addition to our own productions, our students have also taken part in productions with adults in nearby theatres (Hampton Hill Theatre, Mary Wallace Theatre etc) as well as in professional West End productions and in film. 

If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact the headmaster Guy Holloway (gh@hchnet.co.uk).

Salary – negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.

Deadline for applications: Monday 24 February - 10 am.

Hampton Court House is 7 minutes walk from Hampton Court station (zone 6) and is on a direct line from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon. There is parking at the school and all staff enjoy a free lunch.

A generous fee reduction is available on tuition fees for the children of all members of staff at Hampton Court House.

Hampton Court House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All 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 Hampton Court House
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9BS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8943 0889
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