• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    7 May 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    23 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale Plus TLR1a

Job summary

‘The best school I’ve ever worked at: the culture, the staff and students, the training, everything!’ (Staff member)

‘I was amazed at what a great atmosphere the school exuded, how well turned out the children were and how polite and bright they all seemed’ (Visitor)

The Bridge Academy is a truly exceptional school. Our students’ progress is consistently excellent for GCSE and A level, and our superb personal development offer means that over the last three years we have been national debating champions, enjoyed a host of sporting successes and won both the Incorporated Society of Musicians Gold Award and the Hackney Mayor’s award for music.

Why choose us?

• Excellent student behaviour and highly supportive Senior Leadership Team.
• An achievement-oriented culture where students work hard and it is cool to be smart.
• A warm/strict approach, meaning that our high standards do not come at the expense of
• The belief that teaching must be a sustainable profession: clear systems and structures, sensible approach to feedback and no ‘late night culture’.

We are seeking a Drama Subject Leader who is totally aligned to our values of Hard Work, Integrity and Kindness, and completely committed to our mission: to ensure that every student will succeed at a good university or equivalent, thrive in their chosen field and live a great life.

The Drama department offers a fantastic range of opportunities for our students across all year groups and continues to grow in popularity each year. The EDUQAS exam specification is taught at GCSE and A level and the BTEC Tech Award at KS4. The successful candidate will join a strong team of subject specialist teachers who deliver a broad, diverse and engaging Drama curriculum. The curriculums explore different historical, cultural and social topics at every key stage, enabling students to express their own experiences and discover the wider world through performance.

The successful candidate will be extremely passionate about the progress and engagement of all students in Drama and will lead the department to maintain its outstanding track record. If you are up for the challenge, then we would love to hear from you.

Our sponsors UBS provide significant support to the Academy, and we also work with a wide variety of community groups to ensure the best for all our students. Our award-winning building is outstanding and is based at our stunning canal-side location, just minutes from Haggerston Station and just over a mile from the heart of the City of London. Our Drama department includes a purpose-built performance hall, with bleacher seating that holds 370 people, a dividing wall to create spaces on two levels, cinema projection capability, audio visual lighting and sound systems.

The Bridge Academy is committed to safeguarding children and all appointments will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and references.

Employee benefits

Please refer to the Information Pack for further details on our employee benefits.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1084 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About The Bridge Academy

We are an Academy on a mission: to ensure that every student can succeed at good university or equivalent, thrive in their chosen field and live great life. Our core values of Hard Work, Integrity Kindness underpin everything we do, from the moment our students arrive The Bridge ask them these 100% time.

School location

Laburnum Street, London, E2 8BA

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