Drama Teacher - Part Time

Parklands High School, Chorley, Lancashire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Drama
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

We are seeking a teacher of Drama to join our vibrant school. We require a colleague who is enthusiastic and dynamic with strong ambition to help us build on our success to date. The position would suit an experienced practitioner with experience of the new GCSEs specification, but we would also welcome applications from NQTs / RQTs.

Main Duties

Principal responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Curriculum Leader for Drama:
• To contribute to teaching and learning in Drama including production of shared resources;
• To participate in the development and implementation of appropriate syllabi, materials and schemes of work reflecting the school’s published aims, policies and procedures. This includes the School SEF and development plan, teaching and learning policy and behaviour policy;
• To maintain accurate and complete assessment records and use them constructively to inform learning and to report to parents as required;
• To participate in the process of student target-setting, developing and implementing schemes of work and maintaining progressive learning outcomes in lessons;
• To attend and contribute to department meetings, TLC sessions and INSET training as required.

Additional specific responsibilities:
• To be the form teacher of an assigned form;
• To undertake the pastoral care and guidance of each individual in the form and monitor their academic progress;
• To deal with and administer all routine business connected with the form, including returns as required;
• To take responsibility for the conduct of form time;
• To provide or contribute to reports and keep records as appropriate;
• To check and comment on reports to parents as needed;
• To keep a general eye on the personal appearance and behaviour of the form and insist on a high standard;
• To attend and contribute to assemblies when required and actively supervise the form's movement both to the place of assembly and whilst it is in progress;
• To attend House meetings.
General duties:
• To have responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people for whom you are responsible and all those you may come into contact with;
• To mark the register of all groups in accordance with the procedures determined by the attendance policies;
• To carry out a share of supervisory duties in accordance with published schedules;
• To share responsibility for good order and discipline in the school;
• To participate in appropriate meetings with colleagues and parents or carers;
• To participate in Appraisal and School Self Evaluation arrangements;
• To adhere to published school policies;
• Be courteous to colleagues, students and parents and provide a welcoming environment to guests;
• Discharge your duty of care for your own and others’ health and safety.

Parklands High School is a popular, over-subscribed and high-achieving school. This is an opportunity to work in a friendly, supportive, well-resourced and forward looking environment. We
were inspected by OFSTED in 2018 and were graded as
‘Good’ under the demanding new inspection framework.

If you wish to come and visit us or require more information regarding the role, please contact Mrs
Karen Gray, CurriculumLeader, by telephone or email (kgray@parklandsacademy.co.uk)

Candidates should complete an electronic application form, available from the TES website or from the school website (paper copies are available), along with a letter of no more than 3 sides of A4, in which you outline your experience and suitability for the position. Electronic applications available from the school website should be returned to the email address admin@parklandsacademy.co.uk.

Essential educational requirements

Recognised degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Successful Drama teaching in an 11-16 school- either in placement or
Experience of the teaching of Drama
Excellent subject knowledge and effective classroom practice
Knowledge and understanding of current educational issues, including national policies, priorities and legislation
Knowledge and understanding of current curricular, teaching and learning issues relevant to the needs of the school
Understanding of strategies for school improvement
Ability to use ICT to enhance learning and to administer professional duties
Self-confidence, self-motivation, personal impact and presence
The ability to relate well to pupils, parents and staff
Effective communication and exceptional interpersonal skills
High levels of commitment, enthusiasm and motivation
A clear understanding of the needs, values and aspirations of all pupils being educated in this school

Employee benefits

You will receive high quality, comprehensive CPD and support from your colleagues who will coach and guide you through any continued professional development. Staff at Parklands also benefit from access to the UK’s leading provider of corporate healthcare cash plans provided by UK Healthcare. and out of school hours access to our brand new gym facilities.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1098 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Parklands High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email kgray@parklandsacademy.co.uk

About Parklands High School

School location

Southport Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1LL