Head of Drama (Maternity Cover), Redbridge, Ilford

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Isaac Newton AcademyRedbridge, Ilford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ARK MPS /UPS + TLR 2C
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

Exceptional Head of Drama needed to help shape an outstanding new school.

Maternity Cover required for 1 year (starting September 2018)

ARK MPS /UPS + TLR 2C

New all-through mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge.

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The school will grow, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students.. In 2014 the primary phase of the academy opened to 90 reception-aged children. This too will grow each year, until full in September 2020.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Head of Drama, who is passionate about their subject for a 1 year maternity cover.  You will have experience of teaching across the age range in Drama at secondary. You would ideally have experience of teaching Drama at A-level.  You will join a highly motivated team, committed to collaborative planning of engaging lessons that instils a passion for the subject in our students.

If what you have read about Isaac Newton Academy chimes with your personal educational philosophy, we very much hope that you will consider applying for the post.  

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a passionate teacher of Drama looking to take the next step in their career, or a current Head of Drama looking for a new challenge
  • Demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the academy and its students can achieve
  • demonstrate evidence of raising attainment and developing excellence
  • Be a committed team player
  • Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses
  • Have the resolve and enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, then we are keen to hear from you.

If you have any technical issues with the application form, please contact our recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or recruitment@arkonline.org. For a candidate information pack or an informal, confidential discussion please contact the HR Office, on 020 8911 6657 or email recruitment@isaacnewtonacademy.org.

To apply and for more information please go to  https://goo.gl/qNmGVC . Please complete your application by  9am on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.  

Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

Location:      Ilford, Redbridge

Start date:   September 2018 (Maternity Cover for 1 year)

Deadline:     9am on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. 

Salary:         ARK MPS /UPS (depending on experience and expertise) plus TLR 2c

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Cricklefield Place, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1FY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 911 6666

Isaac Newton Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, non-selective school for girls and boys aged 4-18. It is situated in Ilford, north-east London, and is part of Ark, an international charity that has 35 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and ...