Head of Drama, Sutton

Closing date:Expiring soon

Sutton High SchoolSutton

Date posted:
Start date: Required from September 2018 / January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking an ambitious and highly motivated Drama teacher to lead our successful Drama Department.

In this key role you will teach highly motivated, talented girls throughout the school up to A Level and conservatoire entrance.

You will have overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the Department and ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered, as well as a range of drama productions and co-curricular activities.

Drama at Sutton High School

The arts are truly valued at SHS and Drama forms an important part of our curriculum, with all girls studying Drama from Year 7. The subject is popular at GCSE, with around a third of each cohort choosing to study the subject. Several girls continue to A Level each year and there is always excellent uptake for co-curricular activities – almost a quarter of our students are working towards LAMDA qualifications. 

The Department is based in The Study, a well-resourced Drama teaching studio. We also share the use of a further teaching space and our newly refurbished school Hall will open in October 2018, as a fully equipped performance venue.

About Sutton High School

Sutton High School is an academically selective independent day school for girls with an age range of 3 to 18 years. We are situated on a green and leafy site in central Sutton, close to excellent public transport links and major roads. Both Senior and Junior Schools are amongst the top schools in the country. 

Sutton High School is characterised by a warm, happy and integrated community, where girls support each other to aspire and achieve.

The school is part of The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools and offers a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Childcare vouchers, interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply, please click the apply button. 

Closing date: Midday, Monday 30 April 2018.

Interviews: Thursday 3rd May 2018.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 55 Cheam Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 2AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86420594
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