Teacher of Drama, Northamptonshire

Closing date:New this week

Wellingborough SchoolNorthamptonshire

Date posted:
Start date: Required for September 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: As per Wellingborough School Teachers’ Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent

The Role

Start Date: September 2020

Disclosure Level: Enhanced

Reporting to: Head of Drama, Senior School

Hours: Part time, 0.5 full time equivalent 

Salary: As per Wellingborough School Teachers’ Pay Scale

The post would suit a well-qualified applicant who has the experience to support the provision of KS3 Drama, GCSE and A Level but who would be supported by a Head of Department and by a very experienced colleague who teaches in the Prep School and who has, historically, had oversight of the School’s major production.

Drama at Wellingborough School

Drama is currently taught as a discrete subject from Years 5 and 6 of the Prep School and it is offered as an optional GCSE subject in Years 10 and 11, following the AQA specification.  Drama is also offered at A Level and the successful applicant would be encouraged to build on the current situation to increase numbers at GCSE and A Level Drama in the future. In addition to this, with the implementation of Project Chrysalis in September 2020, Drama will now be taught at KS3. The successful applicant would be involved in developing this new provision of Drama and the role is expected to expand as KS3 provision increases year by year.


GCSE Drama lessons have access to The Pod, which comprises a large open space, which can have seating, and which opens onto balconies giving an al fresco atmosphere.  This has a wireless sound system and lighting bars with LED lighting, as well as the usual ceiling mounted projector and large monitor. There is also a new Drama classroom space being created located next to the Senior School Hall, so that students can benefit from a classroom environment and have space for practical work.


Wellingborough School has a strong tradition for Drama outside the curriculum, having the annual production staged at the local Castle Theatre so that the cast, and all those involved in the production, can experience professional facilities. The School has a long-standing tradition for excellent whole school productions (Most recently, Sweeney Todd, A View from the Bridge, Oliver, and Les Misérables) and smaller productions such as the Sixth Form play rehearsed through the Enrichment Programme and Junior Drama productions. The successful appointee would be expected to support these enrichment activities.


The post advertised would require 0.5 full time equivalent for Drama although this could be enhanced by a timetabled contribution to the Games programme, the School’s Combined Cadet Force or the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.


At times, it may be necessary to work beyond your normal hours in order to meet deadlines.  Where this is necessary, any additional hours will be agreed with the HoD. 


Further details and application form may be downloaded from our website http://www.wellingboroughschool.org/who-we-are/vacancies

Please can interested applicants complete the application form and return it, along with a covering letter, to Lulu Corrigan, HR Manager, Wellingborough School, London Road, Wellingborough. NN8 2BX Applications by email are welcome and should be sent to recruitment@wellingboroughschool.org

(Other forms of applications will not be accepted)

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 9am, Thursday 12th March 2020

Interviews will take place on w/c 16th March 2020

Further details and application form may be downloaded from our website.

Please complete the relevant School application form which can be found on our website: http://www.wellingboroughschool.org/Job-Vacancies ; we will only accept applications made on this form.

Wellingborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.

Wellingborough School is an Equal Opportunities Employer




More about Wellingborough School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1933 222427
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Wellingborough School is an independent, co-ed, selective, Christian-based though multi-faith all-through school, situated in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire with a broad geographical catchment area. Currently it provides 850 places for nursery, pri...