Head of Drama John Colet School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Job description

Our strong collaborative ethos is reinforced every Tuesday afternoon when we close our school to students so that the last timetabled lesson is dedicated to departmental lesson planning.

Every lesson shapes a life. At John Colet our teachers plan lessons in school, so the shape of their home life is as energetic as their classes.

Being able to plan lessons in advance, with time to review classes delivered and work submitted by students, is just one of the reasons teachers love working at John Colet School.

Essential educational requirements

Degree, please see person specification.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status.

Essential skills and experience

● We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated teacher to lead the provision of Drama at John Colet School. We require an excellent practitioner who is also keen to get involved in the wider life of the school and can really inspire the students.
● The successful candidate will teach Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) and GCSE Drama (Years 9-11) as well as teaching in the English Department.
● Each Key Stage 3 tutor group has one lesson of Drama per fortnight and in Key Stage 4 there is one group of GCSE Drama in each of Years 9-11. Almost all lessons of Drama are taught in the Drama Studio.
● In addition to the Drama curriculum the school is seeking a specialist who will ensure a thriving extra-curricular provision including at least one school production each year

Employee benefits

TLR2a £2,721 with accelerated pay progression for outstanding teachers.

Our strong collaborative ethos is reinforced every Tuesday afternoon when we close our school to students so that the last timetabled lesson is dedicated to departmental lesson planning.

Every lesson shapes a life. At John Colet our teachers plan lessons in school, so the shape of their home life is as energetic as their classes.

Being able to plan lessons in advance, with time to review classes delivered and work submitted by students, is just one of the reasons teachers love working at John Colet School.

Other reasons teachers work at John Colet School (Ofsted rated – good) include;
• Good work/life balance
• Being appreciated and recognised for a job well done
• The support from colleagues and SLT
• Respect and politeness from students
• Range of resources and support available to help achieve personal and professional goals
• Coaching and CPD workshops
• Lovely setting/environment (with plentiful, free staff parking)
• Revision sessions are well received and attended by students
• Knowing every student well and being able to offer individual support
• Staff and pupils feel safe
• Equality and diversity in the workplace is practiced
• Accelerated pay progression for outstanding teachers
• A wide variety of trips and extra-curricular activities (please see our website)


About John Colet School

Ofsted rated 'Good'

Address
Wharf Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6HF
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
John Colet School website (opens in a new window)