Head of Drama department, Greenwich, London

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The Greenwich Free SchoolGreenwich, London

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Start date: September 2018 (negotiable)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale + TLR (Inner London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


GFS is a new, ambitious school model based on what we know excellent schools do. Joining the school team is a superb opportunity for an ambitious and motivated Head of Department who wants to make a lasting difference to the communities they serve. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Head of Department who has a passion for delivering an outstanding drama education for all students. The candidate will have high levels of emotional intelligence, a proven track record of outstanding teaching and exceptional subject knowledge.

The Drama Department is a new department at GFS which was only introduced this academic year. Currently Key Stage 3 have one drama lesson a week, with plans to offer GCSE as an option for the first time next academic year. This role is an exciting opportunity for either an aspiring or experienced Head of Drama to further develop the curriculum and enrichment provision to ensure Drama is a thriving part of the academic and co-curricular life of the school.

Drama is a popular enrichment choice for students at GFS. We are looking for a Head of Drama who is inspirational in their approach to co-curricular provision, ensuring the students are given opportunities beyond the classroom to develop their experience in drama as well as arranging and leading on a range of theatre trips. The Head of Drama will be expected to lead and direct our annual school play which is always a highlight on the school calendar.

Alongside working in a school that values the importance of Drama as an academic discipline you will also receive high-quality weekly training and have access to world-class development opportunities through our partnerships with a wide range of schools and universities. You will be fully supported by a strong SLT who will provide you with guidance and advice and a framework from which the right candidate will be able to achieve our vision. 

This role represents a unique opportunity to join a still newly formed school with the highest expectations for pupils and staff, and to help shape the school’s continued growth as we move towards our third set of GCSE results in 2019. 

If after reading the enclosed information you would like to apply, please click the 'apply now' button to complete the online application form by 0900 Monday 26th February, ensuring you include a supporting statement setting out why you feel you are suitable for the role in an evidence-led way that addresses the key requirements of the job.

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More about The Greenwich Free School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Adair House, 403 Shooters Hill Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 4LH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 319 3692
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We opened in September 2012 as a new Free School - a four-form entry, state-funded, mixed, non-denominational, 11-18 comprehensive school for the children of Greenwich. We are now full at 11-16. The School is extremely popular and is 6 times oversubs...