Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    8 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    25 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Part time
Contract type
Fixed term (7 months)

Job summary

Teacher of Drama (Maternity cover)
Part Time
Start date: January 2022
Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale (Suitable for ECTs)

Here at the Costello School we are proud of our broad and balanced curriculum that places equal emphasis on all subjects. We are passionate about preparing students for the world in which we live, and for jobs that may not yet exist.
Drama in its own right is a subject that students enjoy, that fosters creativity and curiosity, and that transcends the curriculum with its links to many other areas. If you share our passion for the subject we’d love to hear from you.
You will work in the dedicated Creative Arts faculty with specialists teachers in music, art, dance and drama, a fully equipped drama a studio, Main Hall with whole school production stage and setting, and excellent undertake in the arts as co-curricular opportunities.
Drama is taught weekly in KS3 and has a popular and increasing uptake at KS4. Most importantly, it is taught to our wonderful, bright-eyed, inquisitive and charming students, who you will be proud to have developed.
You will join a close knit team of specialist art providers who deliver across their 4 subjects in dedicated classrooms. As part of the high performing Bohunt Education Trust you will benefit from support from other subject practitioners and leads with dedicated INSET time for co-planning, marking and moderating. We invest heavily in staff wellbeing knowing that if we look after our adults, then they, in turn, can look after our students.

If you can:
• Inspire and innovate
• Nurture and develop (yourself as well as others)
• Commit to, and raise further, high achievement and motivation
Then get in touch. In return we can offer:
• A supportive learning environment with a team that will make you think everyday
• The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of our young people
• Happy and enthusiastic students who want to learn in our amazing school
• The benefit of being part of a multi-academy trust offering the support of experienced colleagues across our schools and greater opportunities for career progression
• Significant investment in your professional development, recognised by Hampshire with its top award for NQT provision

The role is for a maternity cover, expected to last for the remainder of the academic year 2021/22.
If you feel you could contribute to our success and pursuit of excellence please visit our website ( for details and an application pack, or contact Jana Niebauerova, HR Assistant, The Costello School, Crossborough Hill, Basingstoke, RG21 4AL, Tel: 01256 321263.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 8th December 2021, 12 (noon)
Please note that suitable applicants may be invited to interview prior to the application deadline.

Bohunt Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant pre-employment checks.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1129 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About The Costello School

The Costello School is a popular and successful comprehensive school providing education for students aged 11 – 16. The school also puts great emphasis on its work with our community partners which provides the foundation for our Learning Trust.

The school has established an orderly and caring environment and one of high academic standards with a strong pastoral system that supports a happy, caring school where students want to be.

The school is situated on the edge of Basingstoke and its buildings are well maintained with an appropriate range of specialist rooms. Great pride has been placed on the enhanced learning environment. There are extensive playing fields and, despite being a town school, looks over countryside to its rear.

The school premises centre on the buildings originally provided in 1912 for the Girls’ High School, then numbering about 150 students. Considerable extensions have been added at various times since then and the original building has been modernised and adapted to the needs of today.

The School has four main feeder schools which provide about 70% of our students with the remainder coming from other local schools. The town is served by two Further Education Colleges.

School location

Crossborough Hill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AL

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