We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Teacher of Drama to join an innovative, energetic English and Drama department of seventeen teachers. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability both to sustain the high levels set for public exam results and to foster the lively life of the subject outside the classroom.
The Department is well-resourced and strives to stimulate a love of Drama through creative teaching, competitions, clubs and societies and visiting practitioners. There is a full co-curricular programme designed to encourage a love of Drama – major productions throughout the year, and a planned company at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as drama and backstage clubs.
Applicants should be able to teach Drama across the age range up to GCSE and A Level Drama, and Lower School English (Years 6-9). For the right candidate there is the potential to take on additional responsibility as the Acting Head of Drama. The post is suitable for experienced teachers; for those new to the profession, they would participate in our highly-regarded Schools Direct programme. A proactive culture of supporting and developing talented and inspiring teachers is supported by the Senior Management Team. For the right candidate additional responsibility as the Acting Head of Drama may be available.
Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated. Accommodation may be available. Assistance is offered towards removal expenses.
We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.
For further information and an online application form, please visit www.whitgift.co.uk/vacancies. For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email SchoolHR@whitgift.co.uk .
Applications will be reviewed on a daily basis and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.
Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.