- Maternity or parental leave cover (6 months)
- Teachers Main/Upper + TLR2A
Head of Drama (maternity cover) job summary
Due the maternity leave of our current Head of Department, we are seeking applications from dedicated and hardworking professionals with a desire to work in an extremely successful, happy, well-resourced, exceptional non-selective 11-18 Academy. The role will be to lead Drama from Key Stage 3 through to Key Stage 5. This will be fixed term post until February 2023 in the first instance.
We are looking for applicants who will strive to make a substantial difference to the lives of our students, our school and the wider community. The successful candidate must be experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated, with strong organisational skills, and ready to play a significant role as Head of Drama.
You must be:
• An outstanding, research informed practitioner with a proven record of raising attainment for students
• A confident and competent user of data, able to empower others in its use to support outstanding pedagogy
• Able to inspire and challenge every student enabling them to make excellent progress
• Able to communicate and enthuse staff and implement ideas
Beacon Academy takes a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. We invest in our teachers through our Early Career Teacher (ECT) programme and have chosen to partner with UCL and Sussex Schools Alliance for the delivery of the Early Career Framework and with Brighton & Hove Education & Enterprise Marketplace as our Appropriate Body. High quality professional development is a priority, and we have seven Specialist Leaders of Education across a variety of areas on our staff body.
In 2019, Beacon Partnership was selected by the Chartered College, the professional body for teaching, to deliver the prestigious Chartered Teacher (CTeach) Programme in East and West Sussex, Kent and Brighton and Hove. We are currently supporting several staff on the Chartered College of Teaching Certificate of Evidence Informed Practice and NPQs from UCL Institute of Education in partnership with Sussex Coast Schools Alliance.
We secure excellent outcomes for our students. In 2019 our Progress 8 score was 0.97. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. There are approximately 25 schools nationally who have been above us for each of the last three years (0.7% of all schools). As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.
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About Beacon Academy
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 1453 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
We are a split site, semi-rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1520 students, including over 220 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast. The vast majority of our staff travel to Beacon from a variety of destinations within the South East, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells.
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