Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main Scale OR Upper Pay range if entitled (+TLR*)

Teacher of Drama job summary

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher with a passion for drama and a driving ambition to continue to raise standards at all key stages.

You will teach across the age and ability range, as and when experience allows, and provide a learning environment that enables all students to make progress regardless of their starting points.

You will share the responsibility of all staff to ensure that our students are challenged, encouraged, nurtured and developed as all-round young people.

*Salary: Main Scale or UPS if entitled (+ TLR to coordinate Duke of Edinburgh Award for the appropriate candidate) - Higher London Fringe Pay Spine is payable.

As a Subject Teacher:

  • To have responsibility for planning, delivery and assessment of learning activities for identified groups of students.
  • To ensure student achievement within these groups is at least in line with expectations.
  • To be accountable for the progress and achievement of students within these groups.
  • To have responsibility for the pastoral care of an identified tutor group.
  • To implement school policies and procedures as appropriate in day-to-day activities.
  • To support the running of extracurricular activities and performances with the drama department


  • Plan appropriate learning experiences for all allocated groups of students; use knowledge of prior attainment and ongoing assessment data to ensure activities are appropriate for all students, providing appropriate support for students with SEN and appropriate challenges for more able students.
  • Mark students' work regularly in accordance with published school and subject marking policies.
  • Undertake regular assessments of students' progress.
  • Attend parental consultation evenings for all groups of allocated students.
  • Consistently teach at least good lessons, with the aim of improving to consistently delivering outstanding lessons.
  • Manage the classroom behaviour of allocated groups of students, using the school's Behaviour & Behaviour Management Policy.
  • Undertake the role and responsibilities of a form tutor.
  • Attend all subject team meetings as directed by the Head of Department and attend all year team meetings as directed.
  • Contribute to developments within the subject/year team, as agreed with the Director of Learning/ SLT link.
  • Contribute to the delivery of revision, catch-up and enrichment programmes, as agreed with the Head of Department/ SLT link.
  • Except in emergencies, ensure appropriate cover work is set when unable to fulfil teaching responsibilities.
  • Whilst this job description is current, and every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task may not have been identified. Employees will be expected to comply, following consultation, with any reasonable request from the Headteacher to carry out tasks and duties that are of a similar level, but not specified in the job description.

    About the School

    Townsend is a relatively small and very friendly school with a great atmosphere, circa 800 on roll, including a Sixth Form. Townsend is rated Good by Ofsted (January 2024) in all areas and outstanding in our SIAMS inspection report.

    Townsend Church of England School is situated on a large, green site between St Albans and Harpenden, and welcomes applicants from families of all faiths and of no faith. Children who attend Townsend live in St Albans and Harpenden, as well as other towns in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, including Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead and Luton.

    Townsend believes that educating the whole child is key to a successful education. The Bible-based vision of Love Your Neighbour underpins all we do. Students are taught to respect and care for themselves and each other, and Townsend’s supportive environment encourages them to make the most out of their journey through secondary school.

    Although this is a Church School you do not have to adhere to the Christian faith to work here, but you must be in sympathy with our work and be able to support the aspects that give us our distinctive character as a Church of England School.

    Newly appointed Headteacher, Mr Anthony Flack is excited by the opportunity to make Townsend, ‘The first choice secondary school for all’.

    Friendly and welcoming, Townsend impresses with its calm learning environment and caring staff. Our new School Prospectus is linked here:

    We reserve the right to move to shortlisting and interviews when we have viable applications.

    If you would like additional information or to discuss this vacancy - please email the school ( for the attention of Mr Flack (Headteacher), or Mrs Llewellyn (Senior Deputy Headteacher), and we can either email a reply or telephone you if you leave a contact number.

    To apply for this vacancy, please send a cover letter and an application form to Mr Flack, Headteacher, Townsend CofE School, High Oaks, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6DR or email to

    Townsend CofE School is committed to the safeguarding of all students and all staff appointed are subject to the usual teaching vetting and compliance checks that include DBS checks, two satisfactory references, confirmation of identity, qualifications, and barred list checks.

    Following the shortlisting stage, and before making a final decision, the School will collect and process information publicly available about you by conducting a brief online search using an internet search engine. We do this to ensure that the school acts in accordance with its obligations set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

    Commitment to safeguarding

    Townsend Church of England School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Successful candidates will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Baring (DBS) check and meet the safeguarding requirements consistent with those outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document. Please note that references are always taken up.

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    About Townsend Church of England School

    School type
    Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
    Education phase
    View all Secondaryjobs
    School size
    768 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 18

    A Church of England Voluntary Aided secondary school.

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