Ada Lovelace CofE High School
Head of Drama
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) + TLR 2b (£4,790pa)
Closing Date: 24 January 2022, 12.00pm
Interview date: Tuesday 1st February 2022
We are looking for a Head of Drama in a school that offers excellent opportunities for professional development. Ada Lovelace Church of England High School is one of four Twyford Trust schools, a successful multi-academy Trust based in the Borough of Ealing. We offer comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for our teachers.
The post-holder will be joining an innovative and ambitious Drama department that seeks to deliver an outstanding, three-tiered curriculum to students of all National Curriculum levels. Students here are driven to succeed and their progress is monitored through half termly assessments. We work collaboratively to create a curriculum that inspires, challenges and nurtures students, using ambitious outcomes, which leads to thorough subject knowledge and sustained progress.
The new post-holder will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with the drive to manage a team committed to achieving outstanding results for all students irrespective of ability. Part of the role will be to run a school production. They will be enthused by the prospect of maintaining a student learning culture within the department, which is both engaging and aspirational.
The successful candidate will have:
- A good degree and QTS
- Proven record of outstanding results
- Experience of curriculum development & subject leadership
- Experience of quality assurance and of leading and managing a team
- Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher and as a tutor
- An excellent record of developmental work in current role
- Some experience of managing or implementing curriculum systems and initiatives
- Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
- Energy and enthusiasm
- A commitment to the ethos of the school
- Exceptional professional development and career progression
- Positive working relationships at all levels
- A supportive and lively Leadership Team
- A full-range of Trust services providing support and development
The Twyford Trust
The Twyford Trust was established in October 2011 to enable an existing School, Twyford CE High School, to build on its successes and look outward to the large number of parents who were eager to become part of its community. The Twyford Trust aims to deliver outstanding education in a comprehensive school setting, and embraces the Twyford School motto ‘Life in all its fullness’, encouraging students to use their individual gifts wisely and well. Supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), the Trust is the overarching organisation which provides support for all Trust schools – the Trust comprises four schools in the London Borough of Ealing. The Trust has a highly evolved common curriculum which has been devised by staff within the 4 schools. The Trust is also the hub of a teaching school alliance and prides itself on the standards of peer-led CPD within a dynamic culture of self-improvement.
Ada Lovelace CE High School, Ealing
Ada Lovelace Church of England High School opened in September 2018 and has had a smaller intake (125 students per year) for two years while co-located at William Perkin Church of England High School - an Ofsted Outstanding school - in Greenford. The school moved to its brand new permanent site in north Ealing in September 2020. It now has four Year Groups with a total of 650 students. The school will have 1,330 students when full. Ada Lovelace is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing – it has a specialism in digital technologies and will provide different routes from Year 7 in ICT and Computer Science as well as applications of Creative Media. Ada Lovelace also benefits from specialist provision and support from within the family of Trust schools.
Applications must be submitted to Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They should be emailed to recruitment@twyford
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. For more information about the DBS please see https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-checkalso be expected to read and adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.