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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS / UPS (fringe)

What skills and experience we're looking for



A good honours degree and qualified teacher status

Evidence of relevant CPD


A thorough knowledge and understanding of current developments in teaching, learning and the curriculum

Excellent wider subject knowledge

Ability to teach KS3 English


A demonstrable passion for Drama with an ability to inspire students and staff

Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster positive relationships

The ability to set high standards

A strong moral purpose and drive for continuous improvement

Ability to work under pressure

Excellent record of attendance and punctuality

A good sense of humour (desirable)

What the school offers its staff

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an excellent colleague to join our Drama Department in this outstanding school. We are seeking a passionate, forward-thinking graduate teacher of Drama (QTS). The successful applicant will join a friendly, welcoming and supportive team, where teachers work together to provide an enriching learning experience for students, both within and beyond the curriculum.


Chesham Grammar School is one of the largest employers in the town of Chesham. We know that our staff are our most important resource and we try to do all we can to look after them. Our vision is for everyone at CGS to enjoy, achieve and belong. This applies to staff as much as to our students.

  • A strong commitment to ensuring staff workload is manageable and to staff wellbeing
  • Minimum 14% PPA for all teachers (more for TLR holders)
  • Engaging, highly motivated and able students
  • High staff retention
  • Staff social events
  • London Fringe Allowance
  • Long service awards
  • Preferential admission for qualified children of school staff
  • Access to the generous Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • A comprehensive induction programme for new staff
  • Strong commitment to ongoing staff CPD, including support for NPQs
  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership at Chesham Leisure Centre (next door to the school)

Commitment to safeguarding

Red Kite Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

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About Chesham Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1313 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01494 782854

Chesham Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school in Buckinghamshire. There is a county-wide selection to secondary school at 11+ and there are 13 grammar schools within the county, five of which are co-educational.

Our intake is drawn from a very wide geographical area. The majority of students come from the Chiltern and South Bucks area of Buckinghamshire but we also have students who travel from Hertfordshire and from towns on the Metropolitan Line such as Harrow and Uxbridge.

Arranging a visit to Chesham Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@redkiteschoolstrust.org.

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