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  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,344.00 - £40,083.00 Annually (Actual) M1-M6 (advertised prior to uplift)

Drama Teacher / Leader for Drama job summary



Full time (33 hours per week)


Required as soon as possible

 We are seeking a highly driven and passionate Drama Teacher who can demonstrate exceptional professional practice and student outcomes.

We would like you to have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • A proven track record of high quality classroom practice
  • A commitment and an ability to teach and manage pupils of all abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with adults and young people
  • Ability to teach subjects to KS4 and KS5

 We can offer:

  • A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school
  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

 The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application: 

  • Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application.
  • To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification.
  • The vacancy closes at midday on Monday 27th November 2023, however, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found.
  • Interview date: TBC
  • If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact The Recruitment Team on 07917 035962 or at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

 Website: www.esaacademy.org  / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

School Address: Studio Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5NN

E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

Tel: 01923 589699 / 07917 035962

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About Elstree Screen Arts Academy

School type
Free School, ages 14 to 19
Education phase
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School size
474 pupils enrolled
Age range
14 to 19

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

This is a brilliant place to innovate, make and learn. Elstree Screen Arts offers a unique education for students aged 14 to 19 specialising in the crafts, trades and technical disciplines that underpin the creative sector. We provide core academic education alongside technical, vocational learning designed to develop learners to be creative, innovative and reflective. We are also here to provide them with the necessary knowledge, skills and work experience to be employed in the film, TV and theatre industries, where there is currently a substantial skills shortage.

This is a creative college full of vitality and enthusiasm. Our students are a credit to us and our campus is new and well resourced. Our staff are passionate and industry credible. ESA benefits from leading academic and industry partners. We are a UK centre of Screen Excellence and we aim to be a nationally leading school specialising in creative and cultural education.

As a new college, we are still expanding and innovating. We currently have around 450 students on our role and expect to be around 600 in the next few years. The dynamism of our college and our pioneering specialism provides a rewarding challenge for an innovative and inspiring Learning Support Professional seeking to inspire and support our creative learners.

Our students are very engaged by the specialist education we provide here and the quality of student productions are often industry standard. We have our own student led media production company who take on legitimate briefs for industry clients. Our current showreel can be seen on our website - www.esaacademy.org.

We are part of the Danes Educational Trust and we offer a wide range of CPD opportunities and an excellent ECT programme of support. We welcome and encourage prospective candidates to come and see us and get a feel for our college. If you would like to organise a visit to the college or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

Thank you again for your interest in being a part of the team at Elstree Screen Arts Academy and working alongside our creative and curious learners.

The Danes Educational Trust
The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises nine schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School and Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Ascot Road Primary School, Jupiter Primary School, Lanchester Primary School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all six schools. If appointed, you will benefit from working within an established, outstanding Trust.

The Trust’s core values are:
• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together
• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it
• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result
• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools
• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all
• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

Chris Mitchell


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