Teacher of Drama & Media Studies, Solihull

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated in Knowle, just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42, and only 3 miles from Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils. The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary, as is the constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential. 

A teacher with a passion for their subject is required to teach Drama and Media Studies in this very popular & successful school. All applicants should have high expectations of the learning and achievement of all students and be able to inspire commitment and enthusiasm through creative and interesting lessons across all Key Stages. Drama is taught through Key Stages 3 to 5 and GCSE Media Studies is extremely popular with students. The ability to teach A Level Drama is desirable. The candidate appointed will be expected to contribute to the extensive extra-curricular activities run by the Drama Department.

Applications are welcomed from NQTs and experienced practitioners. 

The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject, have a willingness to be creative, and be able to inspire all students to reach their full potential in these curriculum areas.

The Performing Arts department currently has four full time and two part-time members of staff. 

The school has a proven record of success at GCSE and A Level. In summer 2016 89% of pupils gained A*-C grades in 5 or more subjects, with 80% of students gaining A*-C in English and Maths. 34% of GCSE grades awarded were at A*/A and 51% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. At A Level, 100% of pupils achieved A*-E with an average grade per candidate of B- with 16% of pupils gaining AAB or higher in facilitating subjects.

The Academy offers CPD opportunities, childcare vouchers, pension and a cycle to work scheme. Accolades include the International Schools Award, Healthy Schools Award, Careers Mark, Eco- Schools Award, and Safety Mark.

Further details are available to download from the TES website or our school website – www.arden.solihull.sch.uk/vacancies/. Alternatively, you may contact Michele Bull, PA to Martin Murphy to request details. Application forms should be completed in full and attached to a letter of application. CVs will not be accepted. Please address all correspondence to Mr M Murphy, Principal.

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

Interviewing on Monday 30th October 2017.

Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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More about Arden
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0PT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1564 773348
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Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence.  Visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils.  The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary as is th...