Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £30,000pa to £46,525pa

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:-

• demonstrate the skills of a good teacher

• be able to interest, encourage and engage students

• provide appropriate levels of challenge so that all students make good progress

• use methods and resources that enable all students to learn effectively

• use assessment information effectively to plan the next steps in students learning

• make effective use of their time

• secure consistently high standards of behaviour from students

• be able to demonstrate a proven track record of recent and successful class teaching in mixed ability classes of aged 11-18 students (or of successful completion of initial teacher training if applying as an ECT).

What the school offers its staff

At SRWA, our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with wellbeing support, coaching, mentoring and a wide range of top-quality training and CPD programmes delivered at every level up to senior leadership.

SRWAteaching staff benefit from thefollowing:- • a collaborative approach and strong collegial relationships;

  • the opportunity to join and/or benefit from Action Research Groups;
  • proven student progress and excellent student behaviour;
  • an established STEM group including work withRICARDO Engineering, a world leading company supportingSRWA • an extensive CPD programme tailored to skills and experience;
  • strong links with Brighton and Sussex Universities; • free employee assistance programme, dedicated staff wellbeing space and 1-1 mental health booster sessions available;
  • free use of the Academy’s fitness suite;
  • free on site car parking and easy access to local public transport;
  • cycle to work scheme;
  • free flu jabs.

Further details about the role

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Drama Teacher with thorough subject knowledge to join the Performing Arts department from September 2024. This is an incredible opportunity to join an excellent team of practitioners who are very excited about the future outcomes of their students. We welcome applications from colleagues (with QTS) at all stages of their career, including ECTs, who are committed to raising achievement in Drama. This is a permanent and full time position.

SRWA has a history of being a centre of excellence for the Performing Arts. Drama is therefore a highly regarded, vital part of our student’s curriculum. Our results at both Level 2 and 3 are consistently above the National Average and we seek to give our students a wide and varied range of opportunities. We therefore run bespoke GCSE and A-level Production Arts classes and would welcome someone with Production Art experience, although this is not essential.

Our school is well resourced with a raked theatre performance space and two purpose built studios used for performances, practical exams and clubs. We have an extensive collection of props and costumes and facilities for students to be able to explore all production arts routes such as set, costume, props, sound and lighting.

Our department prides itself on outstanding extra-curricular provision where students have the opportunity to partake in an extensive range of shows and clubs. We hold two school productions each year and run Drama and Production Arts clubs for students after school. We annually take part in the National Theatre Connections festival and run a Summer Performing Arts Festival ‘WoodardStock’ which is a weekend celebration of the Arts.

We are passionate about giving the students as many opportunities and exposure to different forms of Drama as possible. We annually take students to Glyndebourne Opera House and run various theatre trips both locally and in the West End. We are part of the twinning association and as such, we annually run a performing arts tour to different European countries, giving the opportunity for students to perform their work abroad.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1380 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01903 767434

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, part of the Woodard family of schools, is a thriving 11–18 Academy on the South Coast of England, serving primarily the students of Lancing, Sompting and West Shoreham in West Sussex. We are committed to ensuring that every student is known and nurtured and is provided with teaching and learning experiences that allow them to fulfil their potential.

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