6 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS 1 to UPS3 £30,000 to £46,525

Pay scale

MPS1 to UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Degree in Drama or a relevant equivalent (2:1 degree as a minimum is desirable).
  • Qualified teacher status is essential – suitable for NQTs.
  • Highly effective Communication skills.
  • Able to use / learn and adopt traditional pedagogical approaches.
  • Fulfil and willing to develop further all Teacher Standards.
  • Exceptional subject knowledge.
  • Full knowledge of the National Curriculum.
  • Teaching Drama to a full range of age and ability within a secondary school.
  • Experience / knowledge of current initiatives relating to achievement and inclusion.
  • Track record as a successful classroom practitioner (Ofsted criteria) across the secondary school age and ability range.
  • Reliability and integrity.
  • Well organised.
  • Ability to take initiative, lead, motivate and inspire.
  • Ambitious for self and others, and commitment to improvement and raising standards.
  • Resilient and optimistic.
  • Sense of humour and perspective.
  • Hard working and committed
  • Adaptable and reflective.

What the school offers its staff

Reasons to join Mercia School:

  • Outstanding School - Mercia is one of a small number of schools that is graded as outstanding. You will have access to sector-leading practice
  • Team - You will join an ambitious, talented and positive team of leaders and staff.
  • Support - Leaders and teachers have fantastic initial and on-going support to fulfil their roles. Senior Leaders work hard to support teachers and ensure their time is protected.
  • Exceptional behaviour - Pupils at Mercia behave impeccably. We believe teachers should be able to teach and pupils should have an appetite to learn. Our centralised and consistent behaviour systems improve wellbeing for all.
  • Workload - We remove all unnecessary tasks that take time away from supporting pupil learning. We have reduced data and administration tasks. Teachers have lower contact ratios compared to most schools, so they have more time to prepare great lessons. Teacher time is focussed on teaching and supporting pupils throughout the day.
  • Time - We have a longer school day which is designed to support pupils and staff. Within this time all pupils receive great lessons, access a full enrichment programme and undertake homework in assisted 'self -study
  • Professional Development - All staff receive an exceptional induction, and consistent on-going support and CPD. You will work alongside exceptional colleagues.
  • High retention - Staff retention is high as staff are happy and proud of their school. They have a good work life balance and have a sense of belonging. We are all driven and motivated by our mission.
  • Family Dining - Family dining is special. We all eat together as a family and collectively show gratitude to our community. Teachers are catered for free of charge.
  • Enrichment - Teachers teach and lead pupils in their areas of interest or expertise outside of the 'normal' curriculum. Teachers offer sport, STEM, music, drama, the arts and much more. Strong relationships are built and forged in these moments.

Applying for the job

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About Mercia School

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

School location

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