Mason School has a vibrant drama department which produces a wide range of
plays, productions and, in conjunction with the music team, musicals. This year’s major production will be Lord of
the Flies, following successes in recent years with A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
The Addams Family and Beauty & The Beast.
We host a range of drama activities and offer Performing Arts at both
GCSE and A-level.
exciting opportunity has arisen for a subject lead for drama, which falls
within our English faculty, but also works closely with the music department
and the drama departments at Fitzharrys School.
We are seeking to appoint an energetic and inspiring practitioner to
lead drama and to further develop the incredible opportunities that are already
well established and celebrated at John Mason School. This post will enable the
successful candidate to capture and develop the breadth of skills in the school,
as well develop stronger collaborations with local schools and performance
groups. We have a purpose-built drama studio for lessons and host productions
in the main hall which seats up to 180. There is ample opportunity to
shape and develop the department and we are looking for a dedicated, creative
practitioner to be part of our team who believes in the power of drama and the
future of creative industries.
Staff well-being is noticeably valued at John Mason
School. Lesson observations are
formative and non-judgemental. Feedback
and assessment policies are bespoke to each faculty allowing teachers time to
plan responsively, students to take responsibility for their own learning and
parents to take an active part in supporting their children.
The successful candidate will be:
an enthusiastic dram teacher able to ignite interest in acting,
drama and the performing arts from students and colleagues.
committed to ensuring all students reach their potential
regardless of prior attainment.
capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative
working in our school, across the Abingdon Learning Trust and in the wider performing
arts teaching community.
a role model for our students and staff.
effective in setting and attaining high standards of
active in working to develop their own teaching practice.
return we will offer you:
support and satisfaction of being part of a dynamic and creative team led by
very experienced staff.
who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
programme of supported induction and continuing professional development firmly
rooted in educational research.
commitment to supporting the well-being of all staff.
Abingdon Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check. The Trust is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, di-versity and inclusion and welcomes applications from less well-represented groups in the school and Trust. Posts in regulated activity are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and all shortlisted candidates will be required to disclose information about their previous criminal convic-tions. All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.
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