Director of Drama

Harris Academy Morden, Morden, Surrey

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Job details

Job role Teacher, Leadership
Subject Drama
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS (Inner London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance + TLR 2

Job summary

Harris Academy Morden is seeking to appoint an inspirational and passionate experienced qualified teacher as Director of Drama.

Your opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to expand and create a significant Drama Programme at a time that many schools are cutting performing arts provision.

We are looking for an inspirational Lead Teacher of Drama to be responsible for all elements of Drama in curriculum and to work alongside the existing performing arts department to deliver exceptional learning.

Our aim is to utilize the significant funding we receive for Music and Arts education.

If you are inspirational, wish to manage a large Arts budget and want to bring Drama to as many students as possible, then this could be a challenge you are looking for!

Experience is good, but we are happy to help you develop into aLeader in your field through our Harris Morden and Harris Federation leadership programmes.

This is a unique opportunity within the state education sector. Are you the person to embrace it?

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

You must be an experienced teacher, holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, to be considered for this role.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London and helping create exceptional places of learning.

You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this role.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Why work at Harris Academy Morden??

Flexible working considered for the right candidate
Staff well-being is at the heart of our academy. We have a sensible marking policy, organised marking sessions to give staff time to mark and a two week October half-term holiday
Ofsted 2018 ‘There is a low turnover of staff and their morale is high’
The Academy is traditional in our approach to discipline and has very high expectations for student behaviour.Ofsted 2018 ‘The behaviour of pupils is outstanding’
Year 11 GCSE results consistently place the Academy in the highest percentile in the country. Ofsted ‘Pupils achieve exceptional outcomes in public examinations. Current pupils are making outstanding progress’.
At Harris Academy Morden we pride ourselves on the inclusive approach and caring environment we have developed. Ofsted 2018 ‘A very strong sense of community is evident throughout the school’.
Located favourably for public transport with good local access to bus, tram and train links to mainline rail and the underground network
Exceptional personal and professional development opportunities across the Harris network
Please contact Mandy Francis, PA to the Principal via email on m.francis@harrismorden.org.uk to arrange a time to call for an informal conversation with the Principal.

The Harris Federation

Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Paramount to what we do isclosing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. Within this, we have continuouslytransformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.

Every child in London deserves the best possible education. Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.

Please note:academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you willnotbe able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
An Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 820 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Academy Morden website (opens in a new window)
Contact email careers@harrisfederation.org.uk

About Harris Academy Morden

Harris Academy Morden have a very hard working team of teachers and support staff; they provide a caring and welcoming atmosphere for our students. We are traditional in our approach to discipline and uniform, yet forward thinking and at the cutting edge of curriculum development. The Academy's GCSE results in 2017 place us in the top 1% of schools nationally with a Progress 8 score of +1.01.

School location

Lilleshall Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6DU