Teacher of Drama (Fixed term January-August 2020) The John Henry Newman Catholic School, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Job description

An opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Teacher of Drama to join our very strong Drama Department from 6 January (or February) 2020 until 31 August 2020. The successful applicant will be able to teach Drama across all Key Stages with dedication and enthusiasm. You will work well as part of a collaborative team and will be committed to sustaining improvements in the teaching and learning. The successful candidate’s energy, enthusiasm and desire to inspire a love of the subject will shine through. The Drama department has excellent resources following the recent new building, which includes purpose designed studios. There is a dynamic and active extra-curricular timetable in place, with high quality productions, and you must be willing to take part and contribute to this.

The John Henry Newman Catholic School sees the quality of interpersonal relationships as the most significant factor in the provision of an outstanding education. The School strives to create the most conducive learning environment which results in our students fulfilling their potential and going out to change the world.

In 2018/19 the students achieved:
80.2% GCSE English and Maths at 9-4
30% of all GCSE grades achieved were 9-7
55.3% A Level at A*, A and B
The raising of £50,000 for charity

Essential educational requirements

• Good specialist subject knowledge through degree
• Ability to perform to a high standard
• High standard of written and oral communication graduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status (or will be gained this year)

Essential skills and experience

• Ability to teach Drama from KS3 through to KS5
• Excellent classroom teacher, or potential to be one, with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice
• Ability to contribute to a culture of high expectations amongst students and staff within their curriculum area, both academic and in terms of behaviour and attitudes
• Willingness to lead extra curricular drama activities after school

Employee benefits

In addition, the post-holder will have every opportunity to progress due to the school’s highly developed and personalised approach to training and professional development.


About The John Henry Newman Catholic School

‘We were immediately struck by the many smiling faces of pupils, who enjoy coming to school…. Pupils display a real pride in their school. They talk enthusiastically about their strong relationships with staff and the sense of community where everyone goes out of their way to be friendly and make you feel welcome.’ Ofsted May 2018. The John Henry Newman School is a popular 11-18 mixed Catholic comprehensive school in Stevenage, and is a member of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. The school serves the Catholic community across north Hertfordshire and as far south as Hatfield, with pupils from more than 25 different parishes. It has an excellent reputation; it is heavily oversubscribed and there are continuing interest lists for all year groups. The roll is currently 1555, including 435 in the Sixth Form. Since its foundation in 1987, the school has developed a reputation for excellent educational standards combined with unique opportunities to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. This academic success has been acknowledged by the Department for Education, who have written to the school and acknowledged its excellent performance, commenting that The John Henry Newman School is one of the top 90 schools in the country on one measure and in the top 100 schools in the country on another measure. In 2018/19 the students achieved: 80.2% GCSE English and Maths at 9-4 30% of all GCSE grades achieved were 9-7 55.3% A Level at A*, A and B The John Henry Newman Catholic School sees the quality of interpersonal relationships as the most significant factor in the provision of an outstanding education. The School strives to create the most conducive learning environment which results in our students fulfilling their potential and going out to change the world.

Address
Hitchin Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4AE
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
The John Henry Newman Catholic School website (opens in a new window)