12 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 February 2022

  • Application deadline

    12 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
Contract type
Fixed term (12 Months)
Main / Upper Pay Scale (TLR available for experienced candidate)

Job summary

Aureus School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and creative Teacher of Drama to provide maternity cover from February 2022. This is a great opportunity for an ECT looking for a drama teaching opportunity - or for an experienced qualified teacher looking to take on responsibility for KS3 and KS4. There is scope for the position to become Acting Head of Drama with a mid range TLR2 for the right candidate.

Your opportunity

We are looking for a talented individual to take on a drama teaching maternity cover with responsibilities for KS3 and KS4. Working within the Creative and Expressive Arts department, there is close collaboration with experienced teams from the Music, Art and Dance departments. To date, students have participated in the Shakespeare In School festival and are looking forward to the school production next year. This role is suited to someone seeking a full time role or a minimum of 0.5FTE .

Additional allowances

Mid range TLR2 for right experienced candidate

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
522 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01235 313713

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in 2017. As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new drama studio and classrooms using the latest equipment such as SMART TV boards in every classroom and Visualisers enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. With excellent wireless coverage throughout the school, we run a Windows 10 environment, using core applications MS Office 2016 and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Lesson planning and delivery is done with ease using the Google Drive and all staff and students are provided with Office 365 professional accounts as a platform for collaboration, sharing and out of school access.

We are interested in hearing from all candidates, no matter what point in your career you are currently at, and welcome flexible working arrangements. ECT candidates are encouraged to apply. We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire. Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. Our core values will underpin all of our decisions: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Love, Empathy, Courage, Confidence, Integrity and Resilience. Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership, and values-based education.

What we are looking for

● Be able to develop positive relationships with students

● Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

● Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

● Be a confident and clear communicator with parents

● A commitment to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities

● A successful track record of improving performance outcomes

Why work at Aureus School

Our vision for Aureus extends beyond the classroom and the curriculum, to the culture and ethos that will be at the heart of our school’s learning environment. Our commitment to you:

• Dedicated and passionate staff

• Inclusive learning environment

• Dynamic teaching and learning

• Creative curriculum and resources

• Outstanding leadership at all levels

• Thriving students who are healthy and happy

Thrive in a career at GLF Schools

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.

Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

● Continuous Professional Development

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Flexible Working

● Staff Wellbeing

● Career Pathways and Talent Management

● Staff Benefits

● Community and Collaboration

● Valued Worker Scheme

The Details

Salary - MPR / UPS (with scope for TLR2 for right candidate)*

Closing date for applications – 28th November 2021

Interview date – 2nd December 2021 or by earlier mutual arrangement

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.


For more information about Aureus School or the role please email z.dewar@aureusschool.org.

Arranging a visit to Aureus School

Please email z.dewar@aureusschool.org to arrange a visit

School location

Candytuft Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 6FF

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