This job expired on 30 November 2023

  • Start date details

    15 April or 1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) MPS or UPS if post threshold plus TLR2(1)

Subject Leader of Drama job summary

John 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.

An 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 student progress.

·         active in working to develop their own teaching practice.

In return we will offer you:

·         the support and satisfaction of being part of a dynamic and creative team led by very experienced staff.

·         students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.

·         a programme of supported induction and continuing professional development firmly rooted in educational research.

·         a commitment to supporting the well-being of all staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

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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About John Mason School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1031 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

John Mason School is part of the Abingdon Learning Trust and is fully committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all its students and staff.

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