Head of Drama
We are looking for an experienced, dedicated and inspirational Head of Drama to lead the teaching of Drama to pupils ages 7-13.
At Newland House, we highly value the role that Drama has to play both within and beyond the curriculum. This is an exceptional opportunity to inspire children to enjoy and be challenged by Drama. Our expectation is that all pupils will participate frequently and regularly in performances in lessons and beyond the classroom. If you share this belief and wish to lead a positive Drama Department, we would be delighted to hear from you.
As an outstanding teacher, you will lead and manage the teaching of Drama throughout the Prep School. You will oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring, and assessment of a school-wide Drama program. You will also be involved in organising drama productions for different Year groups. The role will be focused over 2 days each week and although these days are set for this academic year, they can be more flexible for the next one.
To be successful in your application, you will be confident, dynamic and forward thinking in planning and teaching lessons appropriate to the needs of the pupils. You will have a modern approach to teaching while benefitting from small class sizes. You will have good leadership skills and a passion for the performing arts. In addition, you will be required to set and maintain high educational and moral standards, undertake other appropriate duties as may be required, participate in and support the school in organising its varied activities.
As a teacher at Newland House School, you will support the school’s aim in ensuring that we provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced, covering the academic, artistic and physical elements that are crucial for the development of the whole child. We set high standards of learning for all the children in a caring and supportive environment and you will help to promote our ethos in encouraging enquiring minds and building pupil’s strengths, interests and experiences. We pride ourselves in fostering excellent home/school relationships with parents and the candidate will be expected to have strong communication skills.
The post merits a salary commensurate with the role and the successful applicant's relevant experience.
Newland House School is a successful, flourishing co-educational independent day school for children from 4 to 13 years, based in Twickenham in South West London.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and to be observed running a lesson in week commencing 28 September 2020.
Newland House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Newland House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.