This job expired on 23 March 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    23 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 March 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - U3

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • The ability to teach Drama up to A Level
  • A passion for the Arts
  • A portfolio demonstrating their work.
  • A high expectation for students of all abilities
  • Forward thinking disposition, creative, receptive to change and able to work within and contribute to the continual development of the team.
  • A detailed knowledge of the curriculum and its means of delivery.


  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).
  • An Arts related degree and the ability to teach Drama up to A level.
  • A willingness to work both independently and collaboratively for the benefit of students.
  • Involvement in the extra-curricular programme

What the school offers its staff


  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop through mentorship and coaching.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Onsite canteen which is open to staff all day
  • An opportunity to be part of a supportive and forward-thinking team
  • A range of opportunities outside of work to socialise with colleagues

Further details about the role

The Blandford School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Drama teacher to join our thriving and supportive school. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach Year 7 to Year 13 Drama and Performing Arts, including GCSE, BTEC and A Level, and contribute to our extra-curricular programme. Subjects in the faculty are highly valued and popular with students, performance outcomes in Drama are excellent. The school also offers a range of extra-curricular opportunities in the arts, culminating with an annual production in the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne each year.


The Blandford School is a successful and oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school with high aspirations for our students, situated in the beautiful county of Dorset, 30 minutes from the beaches of Poole and Bournemouth and 40 minutes from the New Forest National Park. With outstanding modern facilities including 2 purpose built drama studios, dance studio, music rooms with a recording studio, well equipped school hall with excellent technical equipment, and dedicated staff, our students achieve above the national average and progress to a wide range of destinations, there are a number of leavers who are now pursuing careers in the arts.

The school has an excellent CPD programme based on the latest research evidence to ensure that all teachers, no matter their level of experience are able to develop and improve.

Commitment to safeguarding

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure, online checks and acceptable references. All applications must be made either by completing the application form. CV applications will not be considered.

The Blandford School will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children.

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About The Blandford School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1108 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01258 451121

The Blandford School is a successful school with high aspirations for our students, situated in the beautiful county of Dorset. The school has outstanding modern facilities and inspirational and dedicated staff, and embraces the opportunity to engage with new initiatives to continue to drive improvement.

Arranging a visit to The Blandford School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dsmith@blandfordschool.org.uk.

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