Drama Teacher - Maternity Leave, Moulton, Northamptonshire NN3 7SD

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Moulton School and Science CollegeMoulton, Northamptonshire NN3 7SD

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers' Professional Scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes



We are seeking to appoint from September 2018 an able and enthusiastic teacher of Drama to join our Drama team to cover a maternity leave.

We are looking for someone who:

  • enjoys being part of a team and sharing ideas and materials
  • wants to make lessons fun and engaging
  • enjoys learning new skills
  • has experience of teaching KS3 and GCSE Drama

The department is:

  • a welcoming and supportive team, keen to develop and improve, both as individual practitioners and as a group
  • fully equipped with resources and relevant technology
  • successfully offering the full range of qualifications through to A Level Drama


Drama at Moulton is a thriving subject offering courses in GCSE Drama, and AS/A2 Drama and Theatre Studies, with a healthy uptake on all courses. Classes are taught by three specialist drama teachers. The department is very well accommodated with a purpose built Drama studio and rehearsal room and a third open hall space. The studio is fully equipped with a DMX multi-channel lighting system, a PA sound system and a multi-media projector. 

The department has a strong tradition of extra-curricular activities including workshops, theatre visits and public performances. The department provides several public performance evenings a year showcasing Drama Club, A-level and GCSE work


In Years 7 and 8 students are taught Drama in a weekly one hour lesson. The syllabus is aimed at developing skills in group work, communication, devising, performing and evaluating, as well as using Drama to explore social issues, plays and learn about theatre history.

At Key Stage 4 students follow the OCR GCSE Drama syllabus. The course enables students to use Drama to explore a range of social issues, themes, stimulus material and play texts and also prepares students to present theatrical performances and develop their performance skills in both scripted and devised work.

In the sixth form students follow the Edexcel Drama and Theatre Studies syllabus.

Moulton School is a successful, popular and over-subscribed school on the northern boundary of Northampton. The school was graded Good in its last two Ofsted inspections, and there is a strong commitment to further improvement based on effective teaching and learning and high expectations of students. Whilst maintaining firm discipline, built around our ASPIRE ethos and school values, the school is deeply committed to supporting the development of whole child, and is one of very few schools to hold the Restorative Services Quality Mark. Our student leadership programme is also a significant strength of the school. As a member of staff at Moulton School, your on-going professional development is of crucial importance, and the school has an outstanding record of supporting colleagues into middle and senior leadership roles. 

“The school makes people feel special” Parent

“Being at Moulton School has been a great experience and I have learnt lots!” Year 8 student.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to show this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure & Barring Service, the costs of which will be met by the school. Please note that referees will be contacted prior to interview in accordance with accepted Child Protection Procedures.

Further details and application forms are available from the school website www.moultonschool.co.uk 

Closing date: Monday 16 April 2018

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More about Moulton School and Science College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Pound Lane, Moulton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 7SD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 641600
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