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  • Closing date

    29 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

up to £49,000 plus TLR (United Learning Teacher Pay scale)

Head of Drama job summary

The Totteridge Academy (TTA) is a fantastic secondary school in North London. With approximately 900 students, and a Sixth Form which opened in September 2020, TTA is continuing to grow and develop. We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff to join our team.

We provide a high-quality education in a safe, caring, and focused environment. We teach skills and knowledge, enabling our students to become responsible, well-rounded citizens, equipped with the tools to make effective choices for their futures. We pride ourselves on our inclusive environment with a rich and nurturing culture. We celebrate our differences whilst standing together as a united learning community.

After a significant jump in GCSE results since 2016, we are continuing this upward trend. Our last Ofsted inspection, in April 2019, graded the school as ‘Good’ overall with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and leadership. We have excellent academic results: 87% of A-level grades in 2022 were A*-C; 81% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and Maths at GCSE; over two-fifths (42%) of students were awarded the highest grades of 7 or above in English and Maths; our overall GCSE Progress score was +1.03.

Our school philosophy of kaizen (continuous improvement) enables our students and staff to aim high at all times so that every individual can attain his or her best. We celebrate and are proud of the achievements of all of our students, valuing individuality and nurturing happy, confident, and hard-working young people.
We have high expectations at TTA and reject the view that success in life is pre-determined or that our talents are fixed. We improve through practice; calm, focused classrooms led by knowledgeable, passionate teachers provide our students with the ideal environment for this practice to take place. Our students work hard, aim high, and take pride in their learning.

If you would like to find out more about TTA, CLICK HERE. Or, to read some testimonials from our current staff, CLICK HERE.

The Role

Head of Drama

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Start Date: 1st September 2023

Salary: up to £49,000 per annum plus TLR - United Learning Teacher payscale

Location: Barnet, London

We are looking for an exceptional leader to join our team. You will join and forward-thinking department who collectively work together in raising the aspirations and attainment of our students. If you are an accomplished teacher who would relish the chance to make your mark in a school that has already made a huge transformation and continues to do so, this is the perfect role for you.

As Head of Drama you will be responsible for the teaching and learning, outcomes and continuous development of the department. You can also expect to play a strategic leadership role in the academy’s future, driving change and improvement through your department. The leadership team at TTA strongly believes in giving autonomy to our teachers and is always open to creative and innovative ideas.

At TTA we believe that the best teachers and leaders are continuously striving to improve. We are committed to developing our people and, as part of the largest group of academies and independent schools in the country, United Learning, we offer unrivalled professional development and career progression.

This is an exciting time to join TTA; if you share our high expectations and are passionate about making a difference, we look forward to receiving your application.

CLICK HERE to watch a short video about TTA.

The Totteridge Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work at the school to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other required pre-employment checks in accordance with KCSIE 2022.

In particular, candidates should:

  • Show the ability to be a/or become an excellent classroom practitioner;
  • have high expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour;
  • have enthusiasm for developing innovative and creative approaches to learning, teaching and student participation;
  • have a sound subject knowledge which they can utilise to challenge all pupils;
  • have a clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in their subject;
  • have an ability to engage and motivate pupils;
  • support our enrichment programme by facilitating co-curricular clubs.

We would warmly welcome applications from both ECTs and experienced teachers. We are offering a highly attractive salary, along with the benefits of being part of United Learning, opportunities to share good practice and collaborate with colleagues, and work with phenomenal students and staff.

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About The Totteridge Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
810 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The school

The Totteridge Academy (TTA) is a fantastic secondary school in North London. With approximately 900 students, and a new Sixth Form which opened in September 2020, TTA is continuing to grow and develop. We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff to join our team. Here are some quotes from our 2021-22 staff survey:

“I feel 100% supported by my department and other staff. The student and teacher bond is like I've not seen before, which is amazing.”

“Teaching and learning is extremely well led, resulting in consistent teaching across the school and therefore much improved attainment from pupils. It is the single most stand-out quality in this school that makes me very proud, and has improved my teaching immensely”

“The culture of collaboration and continuous improvement is fantastic. I feel as though I would be welcomed, supported and appreciated by any member of staff.”

“The community is extremely supportive, and the staff genuinely care for the children, their education and supporting one another, both professionally and personally.”

“So many of the middle leaders are just world class. They lead by example and have relentlessly high expectations and good humour to boot. Teaching and learning at this school is exceptionally well led.”

We provide a high-quality education in a safe, caring, and focused environment. We teach skills and knowledge, enabling our students to become responsible, well-rounded citizens, equipped with the tools to make effective choices for their futures. We pride ourselves on our inclusive environment with a rich and nurturing culture. We celebrate our differences whilst standing together as a united learning community.

After a significant jump in GCSE results over the three years (pre-pandemic), we are continuing this upward trend. Our school philosophy of kaizen (continuous improvement) enables our students and staff to aim high at all times so that every individual can attain his or her best. We celebrate and are proud of the achievements of all of our students, valuing individuality and nurturing happy, confident, and hard-working young people.

We have high expectations at The Totteridge Academy and reject the view that success in life is pre-determined or that our talents are fixed. We improve through practice; calm, focused classrooms led by knowledgeable, passionate teachers.

If you would like to find out more about why you should work at TTA then please visit our webiste https://www.thetotteridgeacademy.org.uk to read staff testimonals or watch a video about what it is like to work at our Academy!

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