We are looking for a Drama Teacher in a new school which offers excellent opportunities for professional development. The new post-holder will be a strong classroom practitioner, or newly qualified teacher, with a commitment to achieving the highest standards both academically and in terms of the learning habits and personal dispositions of our students. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach a second subject (English or Music).
Ealing Fields High School is the most recent member of the Twyford Trust family of schools. It was opened as a Free School in 2016 by a group of parents with a strong desire to provide an excellent new school for the South Ealing community, and became part of the Twyford CE Academies Trust on 1st September 2017. Ealing Fields has quickly assimilated the same systems and resources as the two existing Twyford Trust schools (William Perkin and Twyford CE High Schools, both of which are Ofsted ‘Outstanding’). Ealing Fields is also the smallest of the Trust schools, with only 120 in each year group and therefore has a very compact community identity. Relations between staff and students are very positive and it is easy for every member of the school to be well-known by all of the staff. Staff joining at this time are likely to have a highly motivated drive towards building an outstanding school community within an already highly successful Trust.
This is a once-in-a-career opportunity for a passionate Drama teacher looking to grow a Department from the ground-up and gain leadership experience not possible in a larger secondary school. With our oldest Year group starting Year 9 in September 2018 this post is ideally suited to a teacher who is passionate about curriculum design and development, especially at KS3 and KS4. The post-holder will be joining a small but ambitious and energetic staff group that seeks to deliver an outstanding curriculum, and will be well supported by an experienced Senior Leadership Team. We also work collaboratively, within the school and with our sister school, Twyford CE High School, to create courses which inspire, challenge and nurture students of all abilities.
For more information about school please see the Twyford Trust and Ealing Fields websites, and for more information about the role please see the Job Description, and the Ealing Fields 2018: information for candidates document, on the Twyford Trust website at: http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies
The successful candidate will have:
- A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
- Ability to teach Drama to GCSE and ideally to KS5
- Ability to teach another subject (ideally English or Music)
- Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum
- An understanding of recent curriculum / learning developments
- An understanding of the strategies required to motivate and enthuse all students across the ability range as part of a whole school approach to raising achievement
- An understanding of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively
- Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
- Energy and enthusiasm
- A commitment to the ethos of the school.
The role is suitable for NQT and RQT applicants. However the Trust would welcome applications from teachers with additional experience and is able to consider a recruitment and retention allowance for a more experienced teacher with experience in supporting higher order thinking skills or curriculum planning.
- Exceptional professional development and career progression
- Positive working relationships at all levels
- A supportive and lively Leadership Team
- A full-range of Trust services providing support and development.
How to apply
Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website http://www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies for more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description, Application Form and Letter to Applicants.
Applications must be submitted to HR/Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not submit applications by fax.
Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 18 April 2018
Interview date: tbc (Wednesday 25th April likely)
The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. For more information about the DBS please see https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check