Head of Drama
Salary: £28,817 - £44,302 plus TLR2B £5,070
Start date: September 2023
Holcombe Grammar School are seeking a Head of Drama to lead their successful department. Drama is currently taught across years 7 to 9 and in September 2023 we hope to launch a GCSE drama course in Year 10. The successful candidate will need to continue to develop drama in KS3 whilst also introducing the new GCSE course and providing extra-curricular drama opportunities for our students, including the annual school production. Candidates will be motivated and enthusiastic teachers of drama who have a positive and open approach to learning. Applications are invited from experienced Heads of Drama, or experienced teachers looking to progress their career.
The successful candidate will be a qualified Drama teacher who is passionate about teaching and learning, is ready to embrace new ideas and have a positive outlook and excellent interpersonal skills. They will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations for achievement and behaviour, who is able to plan and deliver a creative and stimulating curriculum and have a thorough knowledge of curriculum development. They will be an aspiring leader of learning who is constantly willing to grasp exciting CPD opportunities and is willing to contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our schools.
Holcombe Grammar School, part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, is an ambitious and supportive inclusive learning community, where life chances are transformed. We are a selective 11-18 boys’ school with a large and expanding mixed Sixth Form.
At Holcombe Grammar School our aim is that students develop into successful, well rounded, confident young people who are equipped with the academic and life skills necessary to thrive in the modern world. Whatever an individual’s background, we strive to ensure that our highly capable students are given the academic and intellectual tools to help them structure their thinking and learning effectively
Our most recent Ofsted Inspection noted “Holcombe Grammar School delivers an inspiring curriculum…appropriately adapted to the needs, abilities and interests of all pupils. A range of extra-curricular activities further promotes personal development and welfare”
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.
We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances. Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:
- Think about their Thinking
- Be their Best self
- Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances
What our Trust will offer you:
- The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
- Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
- Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School
- A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
- Free parking in our staff carpark
- Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
- As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher
What you need to do now:
If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!
Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.
We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact Donna Read to arrange an informal conversation about the role.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates.
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS disclosures at enhanced levels and Children’s Barred List check will be required prior to any offer of employment