Head of Department - Drama, Stockport

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Reddish Vale High SchoolStockport

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR 2B £4,441
Contract term: Permanent

Job Title: Head of Department - Drama

Start Date: September 2018

Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR 2B £4,441

Contract: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Head of Department who is dedicated and keen to join our hard working, approachable and supportive performing arts team. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher with high expectations and they should possess excellent leadership qualities and the imagination, energy and skill to craft their curriculum and department. They will have the ability to motivate and inspire staff and pupils alike and possess the necessary drive and determination to bring about rapid and sustained improvements in teaching and learning.

Reddish Vale High School has recently become part of South Manchester Learning Trust, forming a partnership with Altrincham College of Arts. The vision for the trust is to build a local, high achieving schools and college network to benefit communities across the South Manchester region. The core values of the trust are based on respect; moral purpose; positivity; care for others; inclusivity and strength through partnership. Expressed simply, the trust is committed to personal growth and academic excellence for all students.

We are looking to appoint a passionate and dynamic Head of Department to teach Drama across the age and ability range within both Key Stage 3 and 4 including GCSE level. Knowledge of the Eduqas GCSE Drama specification is highly desirable and a firm commitment to extra-curricular activities and the directing of school shows is essential. The successful candidate will be joining a well-resourced and highly successful Performing Arts department dedicated to producing high quality extra-curricular performances and school shows. Performing Arts has a high profile within the school and is extremely popular with students, therefore we are looking to appoint someone who has:

  • A real passion for leading teaching and learning in Drama
  • The ability to direct extra-curricular drama and school shows
  • The ability to inspire, challenge and motivate pupils along with the ability to manage behaviour
  • Evidence of real measurable impact as a teacher/and middle leader
  • A willingness to contribute to the school and multi academy trust at all levels
  • A willingness to be supportive of the Performing Arts Department drive to enable all students to achieve their full potential.

We can offer:

  • A friendly, supportive and hugely talented whole staff team
  • A school with an exciting future and history of continuous improvement
  • Outstanding and supportive leadership at all levels
  • An inclusive learning ethos
  • An opportunity to be at the heart of a new, emerging multi academy trust.

If this sounds like the job for you then come and join us. Please visit our website for further information www.reddish.stockport.sch.uk. Completed applications should returned to e.illingworth@reddish.stockport.sch.uk quoting the post title and your name in the subject line. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 8am Tuesday 24th April 2018

Interview date: w/c Monday 30th April 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share their commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for all successful applicants.

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More about Reddish Vale High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Reddish Vale Road, Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 7HD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 477 3544