Teacher of Drama Friesland School, Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire

Job description

TEACHER OF DRAMA

Salary: Main Pay Scale
Hours: 1 FTE
Contract term: Permanent
Start date: September 2020

The School
Friesland School is a good school that is on the path to becoming outstanding. Every child really matters at our school and each year we celebrate excellent results and last year was no exception with some outstanding achievements. We recognise that these outcomes are only possible through the commitment, dedication and skills of our highly valued staff.

The Role
We are seeking to recruit an inspirational Teacher of Drama to join Friesland School. You will be working within a team who values extra curricular activity highly. We run various successful clubs and groups including drama, musical theatre and improv clubs, LAMDA examinations for all years, Friesland Theatre Club (KS4/5 students direct performance pieces with KS3 students) and Theatre Masterclasses with external and internal practitioners. We also produce annual senior and junior school Shows with regular theatre trips as part of the student’s studies

The Faculty's GCSE and A Level results are consistently some of the highest in school and uptake is extremely high compared with the national average.

We are very passionate about the benefits to all students who participate in the Performing Arts and foster a culture of belonging, entitlement and inclusion. We continually promote responsibility, self-initiative, creativity and self-expression. In the context of a specialist building set up to cater for performances of all types this allows students to gain transferable life and study skills benefiting other subject areas.

The Person
The successful candidate will be hard-working, dedicated and focused. We welcome applications from colleagues with the drive and commitment to consistently pursue the highest standards of student outcomes and deliver sessions with an innovative, inspiring and challenging approach. This post would equally suit a confident and ambitious NQT or an experienced teacher.

Why join us
Our academy is part of The Two Counties Trust. The Trust has a forward-thinking HR strategy with all the professional benefits that this brings for our staff. We make a significant investment in all of our employees to ensure we can recruit and retain the most talented people.
We offer:
• Highly competitive pay and pay progression opportunities. Our salaries for leadership and teachers on the Upper Pay Scale and in receipt of a TLR are above national pay scales and our minimum hourly rate for support staff is £9.00.
• Free car parking.
• An increasing array of employee benefits and lifestyle options including discounted healthcare, gym membership and extensive high street retail discounts.
• The ability to request flexible working.
• Entry to a career average pension scheme.
• A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development.
• Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust.
• A stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals.
• Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and to progress your career.

The closing date for applications is: Sunday 23 February 2020

Interviews will be held on: Friday 28 February 2020

We are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure, receipt of references and successful completion of vetting procedures.


We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and candidates who meet the minimum job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.

Essential educational requirements

Degree in relevant subject and evidence of continuing professional development.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or completion of training programme.

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge of the National Curriculum including latest developments, initiatives and current issues. Is able to teach National Curriculum Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 including the full GCSE specification.

Employee benefits

Main Pay Scale


About Friesland School

The Trust is a family of schools with a common ethos and values who share collective goals. We have a united passion to transform the lives of children and young people in our local community by achieving the very best we can for every student in our schools. Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all, enabling our students to gain confidence, raise their aspirations and become well prepared for adult life. We are a large and growing Trust, which currently employs over 1,000 colleagues. We support career and professional development through structured CPD, secondments to other schools within the Trust (including promotion opportunities), and we foster sharing of good practice through a range of subject specialist groups across our schools. These opportunities to develop your career exist within a culture that values your contribution and enables you to achieve your personal goals whilst improving the educational experience and life choices of our students. When joining any of our schools, you will receive a structured induction, and if you are an NQT, you can expect a programme of professional advice and support to help you successfully complete the NQT year. We offer you: • a competitive salary and benefits package including pensions, generous holiday provisions and ancillary benefits; • an environment where you will be working with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals; • the chance to develop your skills, practice and experience through a range of opportunities with one or more of our schools. What we seek from you: • a commitment to our ethos and values; • a passion to deliver the best education you can for every child or young person, making a positive difference; • the energy to act as a role model and a source of inspiration for our students. We are a growing Trust with a strong reputation. Our schools are located in the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and our current schools are Ashfield School, Frederick Gent School, Heritage High School, The Manor Academy, Selston High School, Swanwick Hall School, Friesland School and Wilsthorpe School. To find out more about us, please go to The Two Counties Trust website. We hope we will be welcoming you to our Trust in the near future.

Address
Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre, Nottinghamshire, NG10 5AF
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Friesland School website (opens in a new window)