Head of Drama

Samuel Ryder Academy, St Albans, Hertfordshire


Job details

Subject Drama
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,859 to £40,520

Job summary

Samuel Ryder Academy – St Albans

Head of Drama


Full Time

Start date: January 2020

Samuel Ryder Academy is rapidly expanding, and seeks an enthusiastic and inspirational Head of Drama to teach across the age and ability range. This post offers the opportunity to lead the faculty as it expands and grows with new opportunities.

OFSTED inspected the Academy in May 2016 and judged the school GOOD with OUTSTANDING features. Samuel Ryder offers the successful candidate an inspiring and rewarding role.

The successful applicant will have a clear vision for the faculty and the strategic leadership skills to deliver improvements. You will be an outstanding practitioner who has the vision, energy and drive to further improve standards of achievement and ensure teaching is of the highest across all key stages.

The Academy has a clear vision and ethos which has led to improving results and increased applications from parents for places. Our specialisms are English and New Technologies with innovative use of iPad technology across the school. There are excellent facilities for both staff and students.

The Academy is part of Scholars ‘Education Trust creating a formal link with Sir John Lawes School (OFSTED Outstanding). We offer an innovative induction programme and professional development programme both at Samuel Ryder Academy and across the Trust, recognising that our staff are the key to our success.

If you are interested in joining us at this exciting time, further details and an application pack is available from HR@scholarseducationtrust.co.uk at or on 01727 734424.

Closing date for applications: 9am – 17 October 2019
Date of Interview: 21 October 2019

We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

Scholars’ Education Trust Scholars’ Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher

Essential skills and experience

Qualified Teacher

Employee benefits


School overview

School type Academy
Education phase All Through
School size 1201 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Samuel Ryder Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email HR@scholarseducationtrust.co.uk

School location

Drakes Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5AR