Teacher of Speech & Drama - Full time position, Ashford

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Ashford Senior SchoolAshford

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and skilled professional to deliver individual Speech and Drama, Communication and Public Speaking lessons across the Prep and Senior schools. 

Ashford School has an excellent reputation for creating Drama to extremely high standards.  Drama is taught to all year groups at Ashford School by two qualified, full time specialist teachers. The subject is a popular choice at both GCSE and A Level. We are fortunate to benefit from two dedicated teaching and performance spaces - a studio and a 300-seat theatre.  Both spaces are equipped with lighting and sound equipment. We also have a full-time lighting and sound technician who manages the theatre and supports GCSE and A level technical students. Lessons are supplemented with a wide variety of extracurricular activities both for traditional acting and technical options.  We stage three major productions a year as well as several other performance and assessment evenings. 

Speech and Drama lessons are delivered on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis, preparing for individual examinations in LAMDA, TRINITY, and other exam boards, as well as preparing students for entry in the annual Shakespeare Competition, Kent Festival of Speech and Drama and the Hastings Festival. Outside the classroom, the successful applicant will be prepared to be fully involved in the Drama department assisting with examination pieces, productions and rehearsals.  There is also the opportunity to take part in the wider life of the department, by directing performances, running activities/clubs and trips.

A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with qualifications and previous experience.

For full details of this position, and details on how to apply please visit:  https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1802506?cid=1567

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon, Monday 25 November

Interviews w/c 25 November

Note - We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible.

Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational, independent day and boarding schools, having twice been voted Independent School of the Year.  The School was endorsed as excellent in every category during the most recent inspection.  Ashford School is a Teaching School, only one of a small number of Independent Schools in the UK.

Ashford School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England. As a group, we achieve more by sharing than any single school could. 

Ashford School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

More about Ashford Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: East Hill, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1233 625171
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Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational independent day and boarding school, founded in 1898, and voted Independent School of the Year 2010/2011.  The school was endorsed as outstandingly successful in every category during the m...