Teacher of Drama and Head of Co-Curricular Drama, Wandsworth

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Emanuel SchoolWandsworth

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary in line with skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

NQTs with relevant experience in managing large productions can apply

Do you want to be a part of a drama department that is vibrant and busy, with a focus on excellent skills-based teaching as well as delivering an exciting programme of public performances, trips and theatre visits?

Drama is well established at Emanuel and viewed as an integral part of the school’s academic and cocurricular offering. Students respect the work of the department and are active and engaged learners. Following the promotion of the current postholder, we are looking for a new permanent member of the drama team who will also lead on our co-curricular drama provision. 

The role will suit an experienced theatre practitioner and teacher with the passion to further build on the excellent drama standards at Emanuel. We welcome applications from NQTs with relevant experience in managing large productions, as well as those with longer experience. All staff at Emanuel undertake pastoral duties as form tutors or through other key responsibilities, and get involved in the wider life of the school through its trips, co-curricular activities and outreach programmes.

Why Emanuel?

Emanuel is a leading independent day school in south-west London. Pupils are happy, confident and kind, led by a community of supportive teachers who are dedicated to helping each child achieve their best. The staff environment is warm and welcoming, with dedicated initiatives to help individual wellbeing that include:

  • An appraisal scheme with a focus on individual professional development 
  • Sponsorship of postgraduate courses and training opportunities
  • Simply Health healthcare plan
  • Teacher Pension Scheme provision
  • Staff sports teams and access to on-site sports facilities
  • Ride-to-Work cycling scheme
  • Personal IT tablets for teaching staff
  • Social events organised by the common room committee 
  • Free lunches and refreshments

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

Closing date for applications is 3rd of February at 09.00 am.

You can find more detailed information about a role within the school in our 'Working at Emanuel' guide. 

Do note that interviews may be held at any stage after applications are received, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. We may close the vacancy earlier than the specified deadline, if the right candidate is found.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Emanuel School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



More about Emanuel School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8870 4171
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About Emanuel School

Emanuel School is a co-educational independent school next to Wandsworth Common and close to Clapham Junction, south-west London, with nearly 1,000 pupils from age 10 to 18. Combining academic ambition with an extensive programme...