Twyford Church of England High School
March 30, 2021
Job Type
Main professional grade plus TLR 2c (£7,071pa)
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
April 20, 2021


We are looking for a Head of Drama in a school which offers outstanding opportunities for professional development.  Twyford Church of England High School, an Ofsted outstanding school with a thriving Sixth Form, is one of four Twyford Trust schools, and the new post-holder will be joining us at a time of growth.  The Trust offers excellent promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of our schools.

The role of Head of Drama is an exciting opportunity for an innovative teacher and curriculum planner who is ready to take on departmental leadership. The successful candidate will have responsibility for managing the department in terms of quality assurance and progress monitoring within the framework of the existing Trust curriculum model.  The new post-holder will ensure that the quality of teaching and learning in the department is consistently high and will contribute to the development of a culture of sharing good practice.

The new post-holder will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with an ability to lead training in teaching and learning.  They will be an experienced curriculum and assessment planner, will have experience of achieving outstanding student outcomes across a range of abilities and will be an excellent analyst of student performance data.  They will be enthused by the prospect of leading and managing others to achieve common goals.

This role offers exceptional opportunities for a candidate with a vision for the delivery of Drama who seeks to build on an existing track record of high standards.

We offer: 

• Exceptional professional development and career progression

• Positive working relationships at all levels

• A supportive Leadership Team

• A full-range of Trust services providing support and development

• Opportunity to gain experience within 4 different Trust schools with a common commitment to professional collaboration.

The successful candidate will have:

• A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status

• Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher and as a tutor

• Some experience of managing or implementing pastoral systems and initiatives

• Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum

• An understanding of the strategies required to motivate and enthuse all students across the ability range as part of a whole school approach to raising achievement

• An understanding of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively

• Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement

• Energy and enthusiasm

• A commitment to the ethos of the school.

For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website.

Closing date: 12pm, Monday 19 April 2021

Interview date: Friday 23 April 2021

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. 

The post-holder will also be expected to read and adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.

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