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  • Start date details

    September 2024 term or earlier

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS plus fringe

Additional allowances

TLR 2.2

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you someone who is truly passionate about Drama? Do you live and breathe the subject, and thrive on sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with others? If so, we would be thrilled to hear from you.

We are seeking a dynamic and inspiring leader to take on the role of Curriculum Leader for Drama, someone who is deeply committed to promoting the value of drama in education and has a track record of delivering outstanding results. As the Curriculum Lead for Drama, you will have the opportunity to lead and work with a talented team of educators, and to inspire and motivate young people to discover and pursue their own passion for the subject. You will work closely with the Curriculum Lead for Music in order to promote the Performing Arts across the school. Dance is an increasingly popular option at the academy, and the ability to facilitate learning would be an advantage in this area. If you are up for the challenge and have the skills and experience required to excel in this role, we would love to have you join our team.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in curriculum development and delivery within Drama, specifically with knowledge of exam specifications at KS4 and A Level. You will have a deep understanding of the national curriculum requirements and exam specifications in Drama, along with how to design a curriculum that engages and challenges students of all abilities. You will be adept at managing and motivating staff, providing them with the support and resources needed to deliver high-quality education. We are looking for a natural leader with excellent communication skills and a passion for promoting the value of drama and also the performing arts. You will be committed to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment that enables students to thrive and achieve their full potential, both academically and creatively.

We value our co-curricular provision at The Misbourne and recognise the vital importance of drama in providing students with regular opportunities to showcase their talents. You will play a key role in shaping the co-curricular provision where a range of activities are provided to develop the skills of our students across drama and performing arts. Our superb annual school production involves a significant number of students from across the school community and is a highlight of the school calendar. Our other activities including drama and dance clubs are well attended and play an important role in shaping the culture of the school.

What the school offers its staff

Our values at The Misbourne for both students and staff are learning, kindness and excellence; these permeate everything we do, but start with our staff. If you join our team, you will be part of a caring, kind and supportive group of professionals who really do share a sense of belonging and camaraderie. We actively look at ways to give staff time back, whether this be with our two week October half term, a flexible PPA which you can take at home every fortnight, or flexible use of gained time in the summer term.

We have a fully planned and resourced centralised curriculum across all subjects, meaning we do not expect teachers to go home and do individual planning. Instead we have development time across the year so that curriculum teams can collaboratively plan and talk about teaching; continuing to develop professionally and reducing workload. We use the summer term to gain time to plan ahead, meaning that the summer holiday can indeed be a proper break from teaching. If you want to work in an academy with high regard and value placed on its staffing body, then please do come and visit us at The Misbourne.

We can offer you:

  • Students who are a pleasure to work with

  • An experienced, friendly, and collaborative team of staff

  • The unwavering support of teachers and leaders in ensuring the highest possible standards of student behaviour.

  • A strongly led and well-resourced curriculum area

  • A team who will help to guide your development and ensure that you are fully supported in every aspect of your work

  • A flexible PPA that you can take at home every fortnight.

  • An evidence-informed approach toschool improvement,only implementingwhat we feel will make the biggest difference to the lives and outcomes of our young people, being mindful of staff workload.

  • An academy that puts wellbeing at the top of their priorities

  • A two-week October half term

  • Free access to our own fully-fitted gym (subject to opening hours)

Commitment to safeguarding

The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance

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About The Misbourne School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1065 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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We are an 11-18 Academy in the picturesque village of Great Missenden in the heart of the Chilterns. We have nearly 1100 students on roll including a successful and growing Sixth Form. Our staff tell us they genuinely feel like part of a team; a team who are striving to help each student flourish both academically and personally.

Arranging a visit to The Misbourne School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@themisbourne.co.uk.

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