Subject Leader of Drama, Crayford, Kent/South East London

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Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford AcademyCrayford, Kent/South East London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + OLW + TLR2
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Subject Leader of Drama

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2 + OLW

The Federation and Academy

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is a very successful 3-18 school, proud to belong to the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation. We offer an exciting and innovative model for education within the community that we serve, with broad appeal to parents and pupils alike.

Offering education across all key stages which has consistently been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted, most recently in December 2014.

Facilities at the school are first class; from the building itself to the resources which support the delivery of a broad curriculum including an extremely popular and well maintained Learning Resource Centre. Our playing fields, gymnasium, drama theatre and ICT facilities all contribute to ensuring we deliver an education for character, a feature of all Haberdashers’ schools that is part of our DNA.

We take a comprehensive mix of children and expect nothing less than the highest personal goals for each pupil.  Where pupils are disadvantaged, we expect them to make rapid progress to catch up with their peers. Our focus is to ensure each child we teach can read, write and do mathematics to a good standard in order to be successful in their education and life.

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy is 30 minutes from London Bridge by train and the school’s proximity to the capital is a strong factor in enabling teachers to enhance the cultural experience for our pupils through enrichment activities.

The Role

We are looking to appoint an outstanding, motivated practitioner with a proven track record of achievement to lead a committed drama department, promoting interest in the subject across the full age range of the secondary phase of the school. You will have specific responsibility for the progress and attainment of students in Drama and will be responsible for ensuring schemes of work allow all learners to make progress. 

The Candidate

We will expect you to work closely with the Music and Performance department and contribute towards performances throughout the school year.  The subject leader will manage and continue to develop a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for the subject area. There is the opportunity for the successful candidate to further develop the existing standards of student attainment and achievement through your fresh ideas, motivational skills and keen focus on improvement. You will join a team of creative, supportive and reflective middle leaders who play a key role in driving school improvement.

We are seeking an excellent practitioner who is innovative and committed to raising the achievement and enjoyment of learners in Drama to lead a popular department into the next stage of their development. The successful applicant must be committed to the continuing development of Drama across all key stages as we further develop our post 16 provision. 

If you feel that this position is of interest and you have the right experience, skills and are ready for fresh challenges, with the ambition to make a real impact then we’d like to hear from you.


A full recruitment pack  and person specification can be found on our website:

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website and complete the appropriate application form including equal opportunities monitoring for or quick apply via theTES.

Applications should be returned to Lauren Exford (, quoting reference number: 036/ SL Drama /17-18/CALE

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy Academy is commited to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: 2nd April 2018, 12 Noon

Interview date: TBC

Job location

More about Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: South Campus, Iron Mill Lane, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4RS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1322 402180
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