This job expired on 17 February 2023

  • Start date details

    Easter 2023

  • Closing date

    17 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until Easter 2024

Full-time equivalent salary

Main Scale - Upper Scale

Additional allowances

TLR2 (£7150.50 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an inspiring teacher with real passion and enthusiasm for the subject with excellent subject knowledge.
  • Be an exceptional leader of the GCSE curriculum that leads to outstanding outcomes for our students.
  • Have proven leadership skills and experience, be able to bring others on board, and challenge underperformance.
  • Be able to communicate a strong vision for the Drama Curriculum with a thorough knowledge of current curriculum developments in Drama.
  • Be a good communicator, a strong team player and able to lead others.
  • Be committed to delivering an excellent standard of teaching for all students every lesson.
  • Set themselves and their students high standards and have high expectations.
  • Have a willingness to contribute to the department and whole school projects, including the extra-curricular. life of the Academy.
  • Have the skills and vision to lead high quality student performances in conjunction with the other schools in the Trust.

What the school offers its staff


  • Are a Rights Respecting Gold award school with a strong family ethos where individuals are respected and valued.
  • Are committed to continuous improvement and creative and innovative in our approach to all aspects of school life.
  • Passionate about student performance and developing our young people voice through our Oracy program.
  • Offer a whole range of opportunities to further develop colleagues’ teaching skills and leadership potential.
  • Are well resourced and ICT rich.

  • Are part of the WHA Multi Academy Trust that provides numerous professional development opportunities and on-site parking.

‘Outstanding, resilient and loving’ is how one of our students described our school during our last Ofsted inspection, so we know you would love it here – our friendly, supportive staff always go the extra mile for their students. We are an Ofsted rated Good school, come and join us on our journey to Outstanding.

Further details about the role

We value our people and are dedicated to making sure that everybody feels empowered to bring their authentic self to work. We have an outstanding opportunity to work at Saltley Academy as Head of Drama.

We promise to treat all candidates fairly, consistently and with respect throughout the application, assessment and selection process.

We are also “happy to talk flexible working” subject to the operational requirements of the role.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in theDBS filtering guide.

Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

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About Saltley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1305 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0121 566 6555

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