Subject Leader of Drama

Brigshaw High SchoolLeeds

Job Title:           Subject Leader: Drama 

Responsible For:

• To provide professional leadership and management of a subject area in order to ensure the highest standards of learning and teaching. 

• To manage and develop the curriculum in accordance with the school's policy and in collaboration with senior leaders. 

• To ensure good and outstanding levels of engagement and progress of students. 

Strategic Direction and Planning

• Contribute to and implement school policies and strategic planning as required by the Headteacher

• Assist in the preparation, monitoring and reviewing of annual department plans and production of detailed costings, as appropriate, to inform whole school planning 

Learning and Teaching

• Promote excellence in learning and teaching to ensure all pupils develop their potential 

• Exemplify the skills of learning and teaching typified by lead professionals and assist in ensuring that good practice is shared 

• Develop, review and modify Schemes of Work and ensure that they are used to enable the maintenance and development of high standards of learning and teaching 

• Assist in the monitoring of pupils' work and classroom practice to ensure high standards are maintained 

• Keep up with developments in the subject area and in education in general to ensure best practice is adopted 

• Assist in ensuring that the delivery and development of the curriculum is effective in meeting the needs of all pupils 

• Support a programme of trips, visits and activities to enrich learning and teaching 

• Undertake an appropriate programme of teaching in accordance with the duties outlined in Teachers’ Standards 

• Act as form tutor, as required, carrying out the duties expected 

Leadership and Management of staff

• Contribute to the leadership and management of teaching staff and support staff associated with a subject area 

• Participate in the recruitment process, and induction, support and monitoring of new staff and initial teacher training students 

• Assist in the development, motivation and appraisal of members of staff to ensure clear expectations of their roles and high performance standards are achieved and maintained. 

• Respond to day to day operational requirements of the subject such as deployment of staff, appropriate examination entry and timetables 

• Identify the training needs of self and others within the subject, ensuring that they are appropriately met, and that all staff are active in their own personal and continuous professional development. 

Pupil Progress

Within the subject area 

• Ensuring that individual pupil progress is regularly assessed, recorded and reported to inform future teaching 

• Monitoring and evaluating of assessment data to identify trends in pupil performance and issues for development 

• Monitoring of pupil standards and achievement against annual targets particularly for target groups 

• Defining and implementing intervention strategies to address issues 


• Contribute to the management of the school’s financial and physical resources 

• Contribute to the management of learning spaces and ensure that all learning and office areas are properly cared for and used creatively and appropriately 

Leading  a subject

• Actively promote the subject within the school community to encourage pupils' interest 

• Assist in the organisation of Department events as required 

• Contribute to the positive promotion and marketing of the school in the local community as required 

• Contribute to the establishment of external links as required 

Other duties

• Establish and maintain communication with parents and carers

• Promote and participate in extra-curricular and Immersion day activities

• Ensure Health & Safety issues are properly understood and procedures adhered to (including risk assessments) 

• Ensure that all safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to 

• Attend open evenings as appropriate 

• Undertake other appropriate duties as directed by the Headteacher

• Develop extra-curricular activities which develop levels of student participation and leadership

• Contribute to the values and co-operative ethos of the school.

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