• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    6 May 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type
Teachers Main Pay Scale

Job summary

Required for September 2021, an inspirational and talented teacher of Drama able to teach up to A level, to join our vibrant and successful department. The Drama Department holds high academic standards and results are excellent. Colleagues use a range of teaching methods with an emphasis on developing students as individuals, contributors to society and to the economy. Throughout the key stages, students investigate theatre, rehearse and perform drama and evaluate and analyse their own work and live theatre. There is a range of teaching material available within the department, including playscripts, props, costumes and a verity of stimuli for devising.

Drama is taught as a discrete subject and taught to all key stage 3 classes weekly. At GCSE students follow the AQA Drama specification and there are typically two classes in each year group. Sixth Form students follow the Edexcel Drama and Theatre specification and typically there is one class per year group. Most students follow the performer pathway, however each year students do choose to follow the design route, and students have completed their qualifications in lighting, costume and sound at GCE level.

The main duties and responsibilities for the teacher of Drama is to ensure the delivery of the comprehensive and high-quality curriculum to provide continuity and progression for students learning and to stimulate and encourage students to achieve excellence in their work. If you have a very good knowledge and understanding of the subject and you are an excellent teacher looking to develop your career in a supportive and progressive environment, we would welcome an application from you. Opportunities for personal development are excellent. This post may be suitable for a Newly Qualified Teacher. Potential candidates may also wish to know that our admissions policy enables the school to prioritise the admission of children of staff recruited to posts in which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1022 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01344 421 233

About Ranelagh School

Ranelagh is an 11-18 Church of England coeducational comprehensive school. It is situated within easy walking distance of the town centre and serves the Deaneries of Bracknell and Sonning. The school is always oversubscribed and currently has 995 pupils, including 203 in the Sixth Form.

Our school has an excellent reputation at local and national level. The last inspection by Ofsted in 2015 judged us to be outstanding in all areas. This was our fourth outstanding report and, whilst we are very proud of this achievement, we are in no way complacent.

This is a community which is never complacent. Our aim is to provide a supportive, stimulating and secure environment where the highest standards of learning and personal responsibility are expected and achieved, and where every member of the school community is valued. Academic achievement is excellent; 86% of students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths at GCSE in 2015. The majority of our students stay on into the sixth form. Value added at both GCSE and A level is very strong. The quality of guidance and pastoral care given to students is excellent and there is an impressive range of extra-curricular activities.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed in the school must be aware that an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check will be undertaken.

We are proud of our achievements and we have a very clear vision for further development.

In addition to excellence in terms of academic outcomes, our purpose is to provide a supportive, stimulating and secure environment in which young people can thrive. As such we seek to employ inspirational and energetic staff, committed to the school’s ethos. In return, we aim to provide opportunities for continuing professional growth and development for all staff, beginning with a well-established induction programme.

Given that we spend such a significant proportion of our time in the workplace, it is important to take pride and pleasure in what we do here. Teaching and non-teaching staff collaborate well. They are mindful of one another’s well-being and there is a strong sense of collective purpose.

If you are interested in learning more about the role, then please do contact me. If you would like to apply please submit your application form available on the website www.ranelagh.bonitas.org.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,

Mr Timothy Griffith

Arranging a visit to Ranelagh School

01344 421 233

School location

Ranelagh Drive, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9DA

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