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Teacher of Drama (Maternity Cover)

Aureus SchoolHarwell, Didcot

Aureus School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and creative Teacher of Drama to provide maternity cover from February 2022. This is a great opportunity for an ECT looking for a drama teaching opportunity - or for an experienced teacher looking to take on responsibility for KS3 and KS4. There is scope for the position to become Acting Head of Drama with a mid range TLR2 for the right candidate. 

Your opportunity 

We are looking for a talented individual to take on a drama teaching maternity cover with responsibilities for KS3 and KS4.  Working within the Creative and Expressive Arts department, there is close collaboration with experienced teams from the Music, Art and Dance departments. To date, students have participated in the Shakespeare In School festival and are looking forward to the school production next year. This role is suited to someone seeking a full time role or a minimum of 0.5FTE .

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in 2017. As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new classrooms using the latest equipment such as SMART TV boards in every classroom and Visualisers enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. With excellent wireless coverage throughout the school, we run a Windows 10 environment, using core applications MS Office 2016 and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Lesson planning and delivery is done with ease using the Google Drive and all staff and students are provided with Office 365 professional accounts as a platform for collaboration, sharing and out of school access. 

We are interested in hearing from all candidates, no matter what point in your career you are currently at, and welcome flexible working arrangements. ECT candidates are encouraged to apply. We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire. Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. Our core values will underpin all of our decisions: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Love, Empathy, Courage, Confidence, Integrity and Resilience. Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership, and values-based education.

What we are looking for

● Be able to develop positive relationships with students

● Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

● Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

● Be a confident and clear communicator with parents

● A commitment to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities

● A successful track record of improving performance outcomes

Why work at Aureus School

Our vision for Aureus extends beyond the classroom and the curriculum, to the culture and ethos that will be at the heart of our school’s learning environment. Our commitment to you:

• Dedicated and passionate staff

• Inclusive learning environment

• Dynamic teaching and learning

• Creative curriculum and resources

• Outstanding leadership at all levels

• Thriving students who are healthy and happy

Thrive in a Career at GLF

GLF Schools is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

• Continuous Professional Development

• Work life and family friendly policies

• Flexible Working

• Staff Wellbeing

• Career Pathways and Talent Management

• Staff Benefits

• Community and Collaboration

• Valued worker scheme

The Details

Salary - MPR / UPS (with scope for TLR2 for right candidate)*

Closing date for applications – 12th December 2021

Interview date –  TBC

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Contact

For more information about Aureus School or the role please email z.dewar@aureusschool.org.

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