Head of Drama and Teacher of English, Cambridge

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Heritage SchoolCambridge

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £23,500 to £38,500 pro rata, depending upon experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Why you should consider applying

  • Creative opportunity to make a significant contribution on a part time basis 
  • Small class sizes (18 or smaller) and excellent relationships with pupils
  • Minimal paperwork so you can get on with teaching
  • Motivated pupils and supportive families
  • Good work-life balance, including independent school holidays
  • Join a young school (founded in 2007) enthusiastic about its next 10 years
  • Strong staff community

About the role

  • 50-55% of full-time
  • Head of Drama, teaching Years 7 and 8 weekly lessons and the CIE IGCSE Drama course to Years 9-11, including managing all productions 
  • Teacher of English Literature and Language to Years 7 and 8 
  • 6 x 45 min lessons per week for each class group in English, including a dedicated library lesson

Our vision and values

  • An intellectually ambitious school culture
  • Focus on enjoyment in learning and whole-person development
  • A broad curriculum with unique features
  • Emphasis upon books
  • A small school overall with 200 pupils, aged 4-16, with single form entry
  • Christian ethos

We are seeking someone who...

  • Is a practising Christian 
  • Is passionate about Drama and English
  • Values learning for its own sake
  • Is eager to promote reading 
  • Has high expectations 
  • Is able to function well in a one person Drama department and in a two-person English department 
  • Has a cheerful and authoritative classroom presence
  • Has good relational and organisational skills

How to apply

  • You can learn more about the vision of Heritage School by visiting our website  www.heritageschool.org.uk 
  • Go to www.facebook.com/heritagecambridge to get a feel for the rich life of Heritage School
  • Click on 'Apply now' and then download our Application Form and our Person Specification and Job Description document. 
  • Email your completed Application Form to administrator@heritageschool.org.uk
  • The closing date for applications is Sunday 18 March 2018
  • Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 21 or Thursday 22 March 2018 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Candidates will be carefully vetted to ensure they are suitable to work with children. A successful candidate will:

  • Complete our application form
  • Attend a face-to-face interview
  • Explain any gaps in his/her employment history
  • Provide a professional and character referees
  • Provide photographic identification and proof of address
  • Provide evidence of relevant academic and professional qualifications
  • Read and agree to adhere to our Child Protection Policy
  • Verify that he/she is sufficiently fit physically to perform his/her duties
  • Complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check
  • Not be barred from teaching or management in schools by the Secretary of State for Education

Job location

More about Heritage School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Address: 17-19 Brookside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 350615
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