The governors of Darland High School are looking to appoint a passionate teacher of English and Drama to join our Faculty of English and Communication. You will join a high performing team, who have experienced significant improvement in both KS3 and KS4 outcomes since 2009.
Darland High School is an 11-16 English medium comprehensive school with 850 students on roll. Serving a cluster of villages in between Wrexham and Chester, the school enjoys easy road and rail access to North West England and North Wales.
The school has a reputation for academic excellence, achieving results at both key stages, which are consistently above both local and national averages. Our Year 11 in 2016 achieved the best ever results in the school’s history with 73% achieving at least 5 good GCSEs with English and Maths. We have close relations with the local community as well as with neighbouring schools, with whom there is a spirit of active curriculum collaboration. The school is set in extensive landscaped grounds and has benefitted from a major rebuilding programme, which saw new science block open in 2011 and the English move in to a new suite of classrooms in the main building. As a result of the improvements in the school, we are oversubscribed in most years.
We are looking for someone who is able to teach both English and Drama to GCSE level. While most of the timetable will be English, the successful candidate will also teach a GCSE Drama class in both Years 10 and 11. Drama is a popular options subject at GCSE and we have a history of good results. We are looking to expand extra-curricular Drama provision and in would be prepared to offer a lighter timetable in recognition for a commitment to this.
Applications must be received by midday on Tuesday 21st March 2017. Interviews will be shortly afterwards.
Darland Lane, Rossett LL12 OEN, Tel 01244 570588, Fax 01244 573099, email: Headteacher@darland.wrexham.sch.uk