Head of Drama (and Dance), Cambridgeshire

Closing date:

Cambourne Village CollegeCambridgeshire
Date posted:
Start date: 1 January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper pay scales and TLR 2a £6,646
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Vacancy: Head of Drama 

To start: 1 January 2020

Salary: MPS/UPS and TLR 2A £6,646

Contract: Full time and permanent 

Information for Applicants  

The Vacancy: 

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, innovative Head of Drama  from January 2020. The ability also to offer Dance to BTec level would be an advantage.  

The College is committed to providing a rich Arts curriculum.  Both Music and Drama are popular subjects and are taught to all pupils at Key Stage 3, with the EDuqas Drama syllabus currently followed in KS4.  A candidate able to develop the Dance offer at the College would be particularly welcomed – there was insufficient interest in last year’s Year 9 to be able to offer Dance at KS4 from this September, although a strong group entered BTec in summer 2019, and we are keen for the subject to grow.  The College is working with the Local Authority with a view to opening a Sixth Form Centre on site from 2021.  The successful candidate is therefore likely to have the opportunity in future to introduce drama-related Key Stage 5 study as appropriate.  

The Drama department is well resourced and taught in a well-equipped studio, and in the performance hall. We are currently fund-raising to equip this new performance hall with tiered seating and professional-quality theatre equipment.  Teaching facilities are excellent across the College and IT development is ongoing: our Year 9 is the first cohort to have been issued with one-to-one iPads, with the incoming Year 7 also part of this initiative from this September, and current Year 8 later this academic year. We intend to roll out individual iPads for pupils in all year groups over the next 2 - 3 years.    

The school supports drama performances; high quality productions of Oliver!, Grease, and We Will Rock You have been performed as collaborations between the Drama and Music Departments since the College opened.  This year, Macbeth the Musical, adapted and scored by our Head of Music and produced by the Head of Drama was performed and received with huge enthusiasm.  We are keen that pupils are given maximum opportunities to perform and develop their skills and self-confidence through participation in the performing arts, and seek an energetic, skilful and creative individual to take the department forward.  One further Drama teacher currently teaches in the department.  A chartered librarian, IT technician and excellent TAs support our work.   

Please see the Year Group information sections on the website for further curriculum information:   www.cambournevc.org 

For further information, and to arrange a visit please contact:  Emily Moody, Deputy Principal emoody@cambournevc.org  Pre-application visits to the College are welcomed. 

Full details are provided on the Job Description and Person Specification. 

How to apply: 

Please complete the Teacher Application Form located on the Cambourne Village College website (www.cambournevc.org) and attach a letter of application (consisting of no more than 2 sides of A4 when printed). In your letter of application, please explain: 

• The reason for your interest

• Your relevant track record that confirms you could fulfil the expectations of the role

• Your reflections on how you could contribute to the further development of Cambourne Village College as a truly excellent school

Applications should be submitted to: 

Mrs Josephine Jenkins, Human Resources, via email: jjenkins@cambournevc.org Tel 01954 284034 

Closing Date for Applications: Noon on Wednesday 25 September 2019. 

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out for the successful candidate.   

More about Cambourne Village College
Address: Sheepfold Lane, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, CB23 6FR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1954 284000