Leader of Teaching & Learning in Drama, Newcastle upon Tyne

Closing date:

Gosforth AcademyNewcastle upon Tyne
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS with TLR 2 (£4,530)
Contract term: Permanent

Come to work in a thriving community. Gosforth Federated Academies comprises three schools (Gosforth Academy, North Gosforth Academy and Gosforth Junior High Academy) committed to providing a superb education for pupils from Year 5 through to Year 13. Gosforth Academy is a successful school which was rated ‘outstanding’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection. 

We are seeking an inspirational and energetic Leader of Teaching and Learning in Drama to lead this dynamic department in an exciting phase of the Academy’s development.

We are seeking a highly skilled, enthusiastic and committed Leader of Teaching & Learning in Drama. The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to lead effective teaching of Drama from Key Stage 3 to A level as well as to develop and direct a varied enrichment programme. The ability to offer dance will also be an advantage. This is a superb opportunity for someone looking to develop their leadership skills in a supportive environment.

We need:

  • An outstanding Drama teacher with a proven track record of success
  • A passion for the performing arts and the ability and vision to lead a busy department and inspire others
  • Experience leading school-based performing arts events or as a practitioner in theatre
  • The ability to develop and deliver extra clubs and activities
  • An ability to work effectively within a supportive team environment
  • Excellent communication and ICT skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals and close liaison with colleagues
  • Enthusiastic and motivated pupils
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A large, vibrant Sixth form
  • A school with its community at heart
  • Low cost membership of an on-site gym and excellent sports facilities
  • A school with its community at heart
  • An exciting programme of staff ‘well-being’ activities, from football to surfing!


This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you hold the skills and experience we’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you!

If you have any queries please email hr@ga.newcastle.sch.uk .  Alternatively visit our website www.gosforthacademy.org.uk .  Completed application forms to be returned to Mr Hugh Robinson, Principal, Gosforth Academy, Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, NE3 2JH

Closing date is 12 noon on Thursday 2 May 2019

Gosforth Federated Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

More about Gosforth Academy
Address: Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE3 2JH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 191 2851000