Head of Drama, Aylesbury

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John Colet SchoolAylesbury

Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 2a - £2,721 Accelerated pay progression for outstanding teachers
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Our strong collaborative ethos is reinforced every Tuesday afternoon when we close our school to students so that the last timetabled lesson is dedicated to departmental lesson planning.

Every lesson shapes a life. At John Colet our teachers plan lessons in school, so the shape of their home life is as energetic as their classes.

Being able to plan lessons in advance, with time to review classes delivered and work submitted by students, is just one of the reasons teachers love working at John Colet School.

Other reasons teachers work at John Colet School (Ofsted rated – good) include;

  • Good work/life balance
  • Being appreciated and recognised for a job well done
  • The support from colleagues and SLT
  • Respect and politeness from students
  • Range of resources and support available to help achieve personal and professional goals
  • Coaching and CPD workshops
  • Lovely setting/environment (with plentiful, free staff parking)
  • Revision sessions are well received and attended by students
  • Knowing every student well and being able to offer individual support
  • Staff and pupils feel safe
  • Equality and diversity in the workplace is practiced
  • Accelerated pay progression for outstanding teachers
  • A wide variety of trips and extra-curricular activities (please see our website)


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated teacher to lead the provision of Drama at John Colet School. We require an excellent practitioner who is also keen to get involved in the wider life of the school and can really inspire the students. 

The successful candidate will teach Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) and GCSE Drama (Years 9-11) as well as teaching in the English Department.  

Each Key Stage 3 tutor group has one lesson of Drama per fortnight and in Key Stage 4 there is one group of GCSE Drama in each of Years 9-11. Almost all lessons of Drama are taught in the Drama Studio. 

In addition to the Drama curriculum the school is seeking a specialist who will ensure a thriving extra-curricular provision including at least one school production each year. 

The school has a committed, friendly and supportive team of staff and offers excellent NQT support and good CPD opportunities.  The school is located in a beautiful part of Buckinghamshire and the children are really proud of their school. 

John Colet is a successful and over-subscribed 11 – 18 school, both parental and student satisfaction is high.  

Please see the school website for an application form and further information. 

Closing date: 9am Monday 18 November 2019

Interviews: tbc

The John Colet School takes the safeguarding and wellbeing of students seriously and this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and Qualifications check.



More about John Colet School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wharf Road, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6HF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1296 623348
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