Head of Drama / Teacher of Drama

Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 0LF
17 May 2019
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Drama / Teacher of Drama

The role

Drama is taught throughout the School and forms a critical part of the extended curriculum.  Facilities include a large hall with stage, lighting and sound and a dedicated Drama Studio recently developed with sound, lighting, sprung flooring and flexible seating together with other break-out spaces.  

At GCSE the School follows the EDUQAS Drama specification and the EDUQAS Theatre Studies course specification at A-Level.  

The department has the advantage of teaching enthusiastic, talented and able young people in small groups which facilitates individual guidance and care, as well as larger numbers of Key Stage 3 pupils who always look forward to their drama lessons.  

The development and promotion of Performing Arts is included within the School's current five-year Development Plan which outlines an exciting time for STRS.

For more information, please refer to the attachments below or call the Headmaster at School for an informal chat.

About you

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and creative colleague to contribute to the leadership of the successful Drama department at STRS.  
  • This one-year fixed term post is equally well-suited to an experienced colleague or an enthusiastic professional seeking leadership opportunities.  
  • For the right candidate, a TLR will be available and part-time will be considered.  
  • With Teaching School status we remain dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff.  
  • Our extensive professional development programme will ensure that the successful candidate will get bespoke training and development.  
  • They should be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School.

About us 

Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form.  

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence.  

GCSE results consistently come in the top 10% for attainment and value added in the country.  

The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support.

Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community.

High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.  

Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond.

Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.    

Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a couple of minutes’ drive from Junction 11 of the M5.

The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.

To apply

If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form and provide a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post.  

The inclusion of your CV would be welcome.  

We also accept applications via email please click apply to visit website 

Closing date: 9.00 am, Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Informal visits to the School are encouraged.  For further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager, via School Reception or direct email.

This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.