Teacher of Drama Sackville School, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Job description

To develop and enhance the teaching and learning of Drama at Sackville. To raise levels of attainment and progress of all students in Drama.

Deliver high quality lessons that meet the needs of all students.
Ensure subject knowledge is up to date and refreshed as necessary.
Participate in all internal CPD sessions and attend external CPD as required to develop pedagogy.
Participate in the appraisal review process following the completion of the NQT induction process.

Attendance: Ensure effective practice in accordance with the school policy.
Behaviour: Effectively manage students’ behaviour in accordance with the school policy, applying appropriate departmental sanctions, including regular detentions.
Records: Ensure that students’ records are accurate, updated and accessible e.g. attendance registers, internal communications, special reports.
Reporting: Complete effective report writing to parents, as identified in the School Calendar. Record attainment and progress data as required. Attend Parents’ Evenings and Reports’ Afternoons as required.
Uniform: Monitor the standard of uniform in accordance with school policy and deal with persistent offenders.

Attend subject meetings. Contribute to the planning for departmental improvement and cross curricular links. Contribute to the development and regular revision of appropriate schemes of work showing differentiation and assessment in accordance with school guidelines. Contribute to the wider life of the school through extra-curricular activities. Liaise closely with Year Leaders, Year Assistants and Tutors to monitor student progress and agree interventions to raise achievement.

Contribute to the clear and effective methods of assessment in line with national and School Polices. Use all relevant prior and current performance data to monitor individual student progress in your classes. Ensure KS3, KS4 and KS5 attainment targets are met using all appropriate strategies for improvement and student support.

To ensure the health and safety of all students and to report concerns to the line manager promptly. To be alert to issues of safeguarding child protection ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending School is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the designated Child Protection Officer using safeguarding policies, procedures and practice.
Prevent, identify and minimise risk of interpersonal abuse or violence, safeguarding children and other vulnerable people, initiating the management of cases involving actual or potential abuse or violence where needed.

Be aware of and update colleagues as appropriate to comply with current legislation and policies affecting practice, e.g. Children’s Act, National Services Frameworks, Child Protection Procedures, Health and Safety and Data Protection.

Essential educational requirements

Degree qualification, PGCE

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Willingness to develop own expertise and knowledge of all recent developments in your specialist subject . Very successful teaching (teaching practice) record and successful participation in curriculum development.
Clear communication skills (spoken and written), very good inter-personal skills and very good organisational skills.
Excellent attendance and punctuality record.
Ability to work well as part of a team

Employee benefits

We welcome applications from NQTs. The school has an outstanding induction programme for new staff and bespoke CPD opportunities for career progression.

About Sackville School

Sackville is an oversubscribed, vibrant and highly successful community of learners with strong results and high staff morale. We are an open, inclusive and fully comprehensive school.

Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3TY
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