• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type
Fixed term (One term, with the potential for permanent for the right colleague.)

Job summary

 We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated, and well-qualified colleague to join our Drama department.  Initially this will be a one term appointment but the possibility of a permanent contract is available for the right candidate.  Ideally we seek a full time colleague but we have the flexibility to consider a part time appointment.  Please feel free to contact the school for more information or a conversation about this post.

We seek a colleague who has a real love and enthusiasm for the subject and inspiring others. This position provides a tremendous opportunity for someone who wishes to build on the strengths of a vibrant and successful department. If you want to work with us and have the drive and enthusiasm to make a difference and inspire our students, we want to hear from you. 

You will be joining a department at an excellent time with  great resources, long terms plans, scheme of work and a real buzz for the subject amongst our students.  

If you feel this may be the right step for you then please contact us to find out more about working at Park. 

Drama is a popular subject within our school.  Students in year 7 and 8 receive timetabled lessons with a Drama specialist that are taught in one of our two dedicated drama studio spaces.  In year 9 students have the option to select Drama as part of our Creative/Performing Arts carousel.   In recent years Drama has been a popular choice and we  have several groups continuing to study Drama in Year 9.  We start formal examination courses in Year 10 and Drama recruits one group to study GCSE Drama and a separate class that follow the RSL  syllabus. 

We employ two specialist teachers of Drama who work closely with the Music and Dance departments .  The team deliver our curriculum across the entire school to GCSE and RSL standard.  Our Drama department have a tradition of staging excellent school productions and performances, recently these have included Macbeth and School of Rock showcasing our student talents in our School Hall or external live performance areas.   

The department benefits from refurbished teaching spaces, access to excellent AV technology, lighting, sound and digital resources.  The department also have the support from the senior leadership team who recognise and value the importance of this subject within our curriculum.  

As part of the Tarka Learning Partnership we are a Safe Employer and thorough checks will be carried out as part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment. We do not accept Curriculum Vitae. All successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1404 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact email
Contact phone number

About The Park Community School

The Park Community School is a mixed, mainstream, non-denominational secondary school in Barnstaple, Devon. It caters for students aged 11 to 16 and has approximately 1440 students enrolled. The Park Community School was founded in 1910 and was first known as Barnstaple Grammar School. The school took its current name in 1973 when it became a comprehensive. Since then, the school has grown and has an enviable reputation within the local community. A new headteacher was appointed in September 2015 and with the new leadership came a renewed focus on staff development and Teaching and Learning. The school is oversubscribed for the rising year 7, this is a true reflection of the recent developments and school journey. The school is organised around a traditional House system, comprising of 5 houses, each with two tutor groups per year. The house system promotes strong pastoral care balanced with a healthy level of competition. The Park Community School’s main aim is to be the best educational facility in Devon and to earn itself a national reputation of excellence. To do this, the secondary school strives to ensure that every child discovers their passion for learning and understands that they can achieve their potential. The school aims to be a challenging, stimulating and supportive environment that allows each student to become a confident, resilient and adaptable learner. The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum that emphasises the importance of literacy, numeracy and ICT. Students are taught how to work well in a team, as well as the importance of self-reliance and citizenship. Ofsted report: "Pupils are aware of their responsibilities as citizens and demonstrate this by their involvement in the life of the school." "The behavior of pupils is good. They are polite and well mannered. This contributes strongly to the calm atmosphere in the school. Relationships between staff and pupils are positive and respectful." "The school runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis because pupils know and adhere to the high expectations of staff." "The headteacher provides strong, clear-sighted leadership. Since his appointment, he has raised expectations at the school"

School location

Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX

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