Head of Drama

Posted 3 days ago by JDS Recruitment

Hackney, Greater London
£36,745 - £56,959/annum Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale +

JDS Recruitment are currently recruiting for an outstanding Head of Drama for a secondary school in Hackney, East London who is willing to take their well established and successful Drama department to the next level.

The school requires 0.8FTE but will consider full-time applicants.

This is a permanent post.

Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2B.

Responsible to: Assistant Principal

Responsible for: Drama Department

This role requires someone for June 24 but will consider a September 2024 start.

All middle leaders are also open to applying to the schools Associate Senior Leadership programme which involves joining the SLT as a paid position for a year.

To be considered you must hold Qualified Teacher Status and be available to interview week-commencing Monday 6th May 24.


- Must Hold QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

- Hours:  0.8FTE but will consider full-time applicants.

- Mainstream secondary school, must be able to commute to Hackney easily.

- Have leadership experience leading the Drama department or a middle leader Drama teacher wishing to take a step up!

- Be available for a permanent post./.

- Must be available to start work either from June 24 or September 24.

- Must have at least 12 months UK teaching experience teaching or leading Drama curriculum to secondary students.

Full Job description is available on request for successful applicants.

Brief Job Description:

- Leading and developing all aspects of the Drama curriculum within the Academy.

- Provide high quality leadership of the Drama Department.

- Contribute to the leadership capacity of the Academy.

- Teach high-quality and successful lessons to all age groups.

- To be an excellent role model for all staff in all aspects of classroom practice including lesson planning and delivery, homework, assessment, and feedback.

- To lead the development of high-quality learning and teaching in the department, through coaching and training.

- Plan and supervise theatre visits throughout the year for all key stages.

- Contribute to the provision and development of Drama enrichment including Academy productions.

- Maintain drama spaces with an emphasis on safe use and storage of equipment (props, rostra, camera, lighting desk etc.)

- To lead the team in the creation and delivery of a rigorous curriculum through long, medium, and short-term planning that is, challenging and personalised.

- To work in partnership with the SLT in the cycle of planning, implementation, review, and evaluation of the Department Development Plan.

- Be responsible for developing the work of the department, raising the level of attainment and progress in Drama in accordance with Academy targets and expectations.

- Line Manage post holders within the Drama Department.

- Carry out Performance Management of departmental staff.

Please note that this list of duties is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the postholder will carry out. They may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the principal.

If you are available for the above position OR looking for any teaching work in Hackney; please respond to this email and we will be in touch or please feel free to forward on my details to suitable applicants as part of our referral scheme.

If you are available for the above post, please APPLY today or contact Camelia at JDS Recruitment.

JDS Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates registering with us will possess an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate

Start Date:
June 2024
Contract Length:
Job Reference:
Head of Drama
Job ID:
Less than 10

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