Wallington County Grammar School

Subject Leader of Drama

Post available on Teachers Main and Upper Pay Scales (Outer London) plus TLR2b

This is your opportunity to teach some of the most committed and intelligent young dramatists in the country as part of a highly skilled, cohesive department.  The key focus of this role will be to:

  • oversee the introduction of A Level drama;
  • continue to develop our KS3 and KS4 drama curriculums alongside leading large scale school productions, including our annual whole-school play and House Drama;
  • embed and expand the importance of live theatre and extensive knowledge of theatre practitioners across the curriculum.

Wallington County Grammar School is one of the most successful schools in the country. Our motto is Per Ardua ad Summa, Through Difficulties to the Heights, which our exceptional students exemplify each and every day. Their success and that of our staff has been recognised by Ofsted, grading the school ‘outstanding’ in all areas, and more recently by the Secretary of State for Education who presented the school with the 2019 Evening Standard Award for School Achievement. This success is born from a strong set of values centred around compassion for one another, commitment to all we do, courage in facing life’s many challenges and creativity to succeed in a global 21st century society.

We are a highly selective school, admitting 150 young men from across London and the South East into Year 7 and admitting young women into the Sixth Form. We have a well-balanced, academic curriculum centred around developing scholarship and creativity which, when combined with innovative and forward thinking pedagogy, makes Wallington County Grammar School, an extremely stimulating environment in which to work

Advantages of joining our exceptional team of staff include:

  • working with able and committed young men and women;
  • the ability to teach your subject to the highest possible levels in secondary education, preparing students for undergraduate study at the best universities in the world;
  • opportunities for rapid promotion both within the school and the wider Folio Trust;
  • access to a Charter Marked CPD programme (Silver Status) that includes nine INSET days a year and a commitment to subject specific professional learning;
  • a leafy setting on the edge of the beautiful Beddington Park with outer London pay and easy access to both central London and the Surrey countryside;
  • a superb graduate programme through Teacher Apprenticeship and Schools Direct routes;
  • a close affiliation with the Institute for Education with the School leading local provision of the National Qualifications for Middle and Senior Leadership as well as leading the Borough’s English and Science School Centred Teacher Training;
  • amenities and benefits including priority entry for children of staff; onsite parking; Ride to Work Scheme; Employee Assistance Programme and a School gym;
  • a firm commitment to staff wellbeing and work life balance.

Please note an application form must be completed for this post and should be returned to personnel@wcgs.foliotrust.uk as soon as possible but no later than the closing date.  Candidates may be called for interview upon receipt of their application. A Statement of Suitability addressed to the Headmaster is required as part of the application. 

Visits to the School are welcome prior to application.  Please contact Mrs Jo Johnson at personnel@wcgs.foliotrust.uk to arrange an appointment.

 Closing Date:       9am, Monday 19th October 2020

 We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date should there be a suitable candidate and therefore advise that applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

 The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre- employments checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

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