Head of Drama, Medway

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The Hundred of Hoo AcademyMedway

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Start date: September 2019 / January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2b (£4,530)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you an experienced Drama Teacher who is keen to start an exciting new role from September 2019? Are you ready for the next step in your career? We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and engaging Head of Drama for a thriving and very successful department.

The Hundred of Hoo Academy has a rare opportunity for an exceptional candidate to lead our Drama department which is thriving. Consistently achieving a positive Progress 8 score, our Performing Arts Department is relentless in securing the best outcomes for our pupils. Last year they boasted a significant 100% P2 to D* at GCSE, with over 40% successfully achieving an M2 to D*. At KS5, outcomes are equally impressive, with 75% of pupils securing D*- M. This trend looks set to improve further this academic year. Collaboration with local universities and external theatre companies is a key strength, offering a plethora of extracurricular activities to our students which ultimately improve their future life chances.

Our students are enthused, engaged and energetic, thanks to our strong practice.  We are looking for an organised, flexible, emotionally intelligent leader who can inspire and motivate. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you!

Our successful candidate will receive:

  • A salary commensurate with the profile of the post.
  • A range of professional development opportunities. 
  • Opportunity to work laterally across a number of Leigh Academies Trust schools to benchmark best practice and to be involved in teaching and learning innovation

We’re keen to hear from you if you are:

  • An excellent teacher with a record of excellent outcomes.
  • Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential.
  • Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout the school.
  • Committed to the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school.

Working with our academy: In September 2011, The Hundred of Hoo converted to academy status and just one year later, Ofsted judged the academy as “good with outstanding features”, recognising the relentless focus and ambition that we have.  In September 2015 the academy welcomed its first Reception class thereby extending its age range to 4-year-old children.  This exciting provision demonstrates the academy’s sense of ambition to serve the community where pupils’ academic journey represents a cradle to university principle.

We are delighted to announce that following a recent Ofsted inspection in July 2018 the academy has been judged 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features in terms of our early years provision and effectiveness of leadership and management. 

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.   

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students.



More about The Hundred of Hoo Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Main Road, Hoo St Werburgh, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9HH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1634 251443
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Under our academy motto, Aspire, Achieve, Excel, we encourage our students to set their sights high, achieve to the best of their ability and take pride in all that they do.
 
Our aim is to support all children in becoming happy, confident and act...