Teacher of Drama, Derbyshire

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Friesland SchoolDerbyshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

TEACHER OF DRAMA

Salary: Main Pay Scale

Hours: 1 FTE 

Contract term: Permanent

Start date: September 2020 


The School 

Friesland School is a good school that is on the path to becoming outstanding. Every child really matters at our school and each year we celebrate excellent results and last year was no exception with some outstanding achievements. We recognise that these outcomes are only possible through the commitment, dedication and skills of our highly valued staff. 

The Role 

We are seeking to recruit an inspirational Teacher of Drama to join Friesland School. You will be working within a team who values extra curricular activity highly. We run various successful clubs and groups including drama, musical theatre and improv clubs, LAMDA examinations for all years, Friesland Theatre Club (KS4/5 students direct performance pieces with KS3 students) and Theatre Masterclasses with external and internal practitioners. We also produce annual senior and junior school Shows with regular theatre trips as part of the student’s studies

The Faculty's GCSE and A Level results are consistently some of the highest in school and uptake is extremely high compared with the national average.

We are very passionate about the benefits to all students who participate in the Performing Arts and foster a culture of belonging, entitlement and inclusion. We continually promote responsibility, self-initiative, creativity and self-expression. In the context of a specialist building set up to cater for performances of all types this allows students to gain transferable life and study skills benefiting other subject areas.

The Person

The successful candidate will be hard-working, dedicated and focused. We welcome applications from colleagues with the drive and commitment to consistently pursue the highest standards of student outcomes and deliver sessions with an innovative, inspiring and challenging approach. This post would equally suit a confident and ambitious NQT or an experienced teacher. 

Why join us

Our academy is part of The Two Counties Trust. The Trust has a forward-thinking HR strategy with all the professional benefits that this brings for our staff. We make a significant investment in all of our employees to ensure we can recruit and retain the most talented people. 

We offer:

  • Highly competitive pay and pay progression opportunities. Our salaries for leadership and teachers on the Upper Pay Scale and in receipt of a TLR are above national pay scales and our minimum hourly rate for support staff is £9.00.  
  • Free car parking.
  • An increasing array of employee benefits and lifestyle options including discounted healthcare, gym membership and extensive high street retail discounts.
  • The ability to request flexible working. 
  • Entry to a career average pension scheme.
  • A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development. 
  • Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust.
  • A stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals.
  • Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and to progress your career.


The closing date for applications is: Sunday 23 February 2020

Interviews will be held on: Friday 28 February 2020 


We are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure, receipt of references and successful completion of vetting procedures. 

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and candidates who meet the minimum job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.



More about Friesland School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire, NG10 5AF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 115 939 7326
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