Teacher of Drama, Swindon

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The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form CollegeSwindon

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

This is a superb opportunity for someone with creativity, enthusiasm and commitment to be part of our dynamic and forward-thinking Creative and Performing Arts Department. 

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and outstanding teacher of Drama with the ability to teach across the age and ability range, up to and including A Level standard.

A willingness to contribute to a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities within the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty is hugely important. 

You will be joining a team of innovative and highly motivated teachers who constantly strive to provide an excellent education and ever-expanding opportunities; it is this passion, which enables us to get the very best out of our students whilst fostering a love of learning through the delivery of high quality and inspiring lessons.

The Drama Department has three studios two of which are fully equipped with lighting and sound facilities and we have a full time Performing Arts technician. As well as GCSE and A Level Drama we also offer BTEC Performing Arts.

The Ridgeway School is committed to ‘Inspiring learners for their future’. We are an ambitious 11-18 school with 1590 students, 185 of which are Sixth Form. The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College lies just south of the M4 between junctions 15 & 16, and within easy travelling distance of Bath, Bristol and Reading.  The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College is part of The White Horse Federation Multi-Academy Trust.

The successful candidate will be:

A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom.

Fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students.

Passionate about your subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.

Committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.

Able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people.

Capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working.

A role model for our students and staff.

We Can Offer You:

A good school and a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team.

An opportunity to develop your leadership skills with an eye towards further leadership.

A well-resourced, hard-working and supportive team.

Excellent care and support for all staff.

Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.

A positive and stimulating learning environment which values the contribution of all staff.

Enthusiastic students, willing to learn.

Benefits:

We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Perkz discounts (P&T)

Cashback healthcare plan (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Childcare vouchers (P&T)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us:

The White Hordse Federation F is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England.  At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to.  We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values.  We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the students and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities.  With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.   References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.



More about The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College
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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: Inverary Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1793 846100
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