This job expired on 27 August 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    27 August 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 July 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Contract type
£26,000 - £30,000 per annum (FTE)

Job summary


Post Title: Drama Teacher (0.8 FTE)

Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 per annum (FTE)

Full/part time: Part time (0.8 FTE)

Start Date: 1 September 2021

Reporting to: Curriculum Manager for Drama, Fashion, Art & Design and Theatrical Media and Makeup

Purpose of the role: To teach Creative Practices UAL programs within the drama area, delivery of learning programmes, assistance to students and tutorial support.

Teaching: The post includes 20 hours of teaching across Drama per week

Annual leave: 35 days per annum pro rata

Job Description

Principal Accountabilities:

• Prepare, teach and assess BTEC/UAL Level 3/Level 2

• Provide pastoral support to students

• To develop and deliver drama course (informal and structured) for students studying drama in the Academy, with a focus on producing end of year shows and bringing in industry contacts.

• To run the drama studio and plan industry events and end of year shows

• To provide workshops, masterclasses and student support

Key Tasks:

• Plan course delivery in line with study programme requirements

• Arranges, monitors and supervises learners on study programmes, educational visits and field trips.

• Plans and prepares for inspections, SV reports and visits.

• Assesses students, including formative and summative assessments, internal verification and supervision of assessments.

• Maintains and provides records and statistical checks in relation to own teaching and across courses, including enrolment checks, attendance records and the like.

• As part of the course team, the tutor acts as the main point of reference for students in a particular year or course group. The tutor’s role includes:

(a) participation in inducting students

(b) providing educational and welfare guidance

(c) assisting students in preparing individual action plans

(d) following up student absence and tracking their course work 

(e) acting as the focal point in the maintenance of student discipline within the context of the Academy student disciplinary procedure

(f) undertaking exit interviews with students

(g) preparing administrative returns and reports as may be needed in relation to students, including destination records

(h) writing student references

(i) completing UCAS and other forms with students

• Participates in activities to publicise courses.

• Assists in planning and developing courses and course materials.

• Participates as a member of one or more course teams in employer liaison (as appropriate), maintaining standards and targets, reviewing and evaluating course provision and joint action planning.

• Provides advice and guidance to prospective students together with interviewing and APL work.

• Participates in student enrolment and induction.

• To plan, manage and ensure the effective deployment of the resource requirements for the services that are the responsibility of the role.

• Promotes and implement all Academy policies, particularly those which refer to health and safety, equality of opportunity, maintaining standards of student behaviour and safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults. 

Participates in Academy programmes of staff appraisal and continuing professional development.

• Develop effective working relationships internally and with external partners.

• To operate at all times in line with the Academy’s values.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Competencies: Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject

Relevant Experience: Evidence of the ability to deliver consistently good or better teaching, learning and assessment.

Relevant and current industrial experience in producing drama productions

Experience of planning and delivering events

Knowledge: A well-developed understanding of the particular needs of the 16-19 age group both in full-time education and employment and of the professional challenges by inner city students many of whom come from deprived backgrounds

Motivation to work with children/young people/vulnerable adults

Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours

Attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline 

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
Education phase
School size
Up to 400 pupils
Age range
16 to 19

About Big Creative Academy

Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a post-16 free school specialising in the creative industries. We believe that teaching skills employers want and empowering young people to think reflectively enables positive outcomes for students and our wider community. Big Creative Academy is committed to wellbeing and excellent teaching. Our mission is to improve the lives of young people through high quality training and creative industry experiences. We have 350 learners studying vocational programmes progressing to higher education and employment.

Some of the benefits of working at Big Creative Academy
Big Creative Academy has a Wellbeing Manifesto promoting positive relationships, resilience
and reflection which extends to staff as well as students. We want our team to be productive
and happy. The Academy provides the following benefits:
• State of the arts on site Gym facility.
• Discretionary half days on Fridays.
• A staff wellbeing day.
• An employee assistance line.
• Full pension benefits in either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension
• An individual CPD plan.
• Admin days built into the academic year
• Teaching, learning and assessment groups to share best practice and try new teaching
• Opportunities to learn from your creative colleagues, for example, learning how to DJ, sew, improve your Photoshop skills.

School location

38, Clifton Avenue, London, E17 6HL

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