Teacher of Drama - part-time (0.5 FTE) Maternity Cover

Presdales School, Ware, Hertfordshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Drama
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £12,771 to £20,817 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

Job Description –Teacher of Drama

Vision and Purpose

• To teach across the age and ability range, as and when experience allows, and to provide a learning environment that enables all students to make progress regardless of their starting points

• To share the responsibility of all staff to ensure that our students are challenged, encouraged, nurtured and developed as all-round young people

Main Responsibilities

• Teach across the full range of age and abilities, as and when experience allows

• Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people

• Monitor and evaluate the progress of students in your classes in line with school policies, and lead on actions within your classes to address underachievement

• Plan and deliver lessons that are in line with the departments curriculum

• To maintain good order and discipline in line with the school’s behaviour policy

• Actively engage in the performance management process

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, staff, parents and governors

• Have a commitment to your own continued professional development

• Keep up to date with your subject knowledge

• Attend all relevant meetings as required in order to fulfil your role and responsibilities

• Be a form tutor as required

• Ensure that all students have equality of opportunity

• Promote the school’s ethos and culture within the department and wider community

• To comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy

Whilst this job description is current, and every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task may not have been identified. Employees will be expected to comply, following consultation, with any reasonable request from the Headteacher to carry out tasks and duties that are of a similar level, but not specified in the job description.

Essential educational requirements

• A good honours degree

Essential qualifications

• Qualified teacher (QTS)
• A commitment to on-going professional development with evidence of further study or professional training

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge and Experience
•Successful teaching of KS3/GCSE/A Level
• Evidence of adding value to current students
• Knowledge of current educational developments in subject and implications
• Good understanding of how students learn and how to raise standards of achievement
• Evidence of active involvement in own professional development
• Experience of using data systems such as SISRA/4Matrix

Skills and Abilities
• Able to communicate well, both in writing and orally
• Excellent organisational skills
• Good ICT skills and be able to use them in own teaching
• Able to manage time effectively and work to deadlines
• An excellent classroom practitioner

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1121 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Presdales School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email Recruitment@presdales.herts.sch.uk

About Presdales School

Presdales is a 11-18 non-selective girls school, with boys welcomed in to the Sixth Form. We have a long tradition of providing an outstanding education for our students. Formerly Ware Grammar School for Girls, which opened in 1906, we became Presdales School in the mid-1960s, and a fully comprehensive school in the early 1970s. The mansion house, which fronts the school, and our stunning grounds provide a calm and relaxed atmosphere for our school community. Presdales School is one of nine designated Lead Language Hub schools in England. We work with the National Centre for Excellence at York University, and with other Hertfordshire schools to enhance and improve opportunities for students in Modern Foreign Languages.

We are very proud of the high academic standards that our students achieve, regardless of their starting point. Our motto, ‘Achievement for all’, runs through all that we do. We understand that every student is an individual, with different interests, strengths and characteristics, and we celebrate the diversity that each one of them brings to our community. We believe that all students, with the appropriate balance of support and challenge, can be successful.

We aim to develop their creativity and independence inside and outside of classroom lessons. There is an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, including numerous trips throughout the school year, which provide students with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, to be part of a team and to develop a ‘can-do’ attitude.

Our vision and values are instilled in our students throughout their time with us, whether this be through our House system, the excellent pastoral care they will receive or the culture of achievement for all that we foster in our community. We want our students to be happy and confident young women who are ready to make a meaningful contribution to our global society.

School location

Hoe Lane, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9NX