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Head of Drama/Performing Arts - Full-time

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, Wilmington

  • Ref:KCC886-5403-158T
  • Posted:09/02/2023
  • Pay:MPS – UPS depending on experience + TLR
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:19/03/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:wc 20th March 2023


Job Title                    Head of Drama / Performing Arts

Salary                        MPS – UPS depending on experience (incl London Fringe Allowance) plus competitive TLR

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys is seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher to lead our Drama provision. We deliver a broad curriculum to KS3 students and anticipate launching GCSE Drama in September 2024. This is an exciting opportunity within the school’s development to be able to build on the current success while moulding the curriculum in this vital area.

Our ideal candidate will display:

  • A passion for Drama and Performing Arts and know how to teach the subject in an inspiring way to maximise student success
  • Experience in teaching classroom Drama at different Key Stages with a good curriculum knowledge and understanding of GCSE and A-Level requirements.
  • Be able to evidence a proven track record of high impact in teaching, learning and curriculum excellence to support strong outcomes and learning experiences.
  • An Ability to co-ordinate a programme of Performing Arts performances in school assembly.
  • A willingness to contribute to the school’s diverse extra-curricular programme.

Career with Endeavour MAT - what we can offer you:

As an employee of Endeavour MAT the successful candidate will benefit from strong career development opportunities, a transparent pay structure and fantastic colleagues.  Our common values of respect, integrity, determination, equality of opportunity and self-management help instil a strong work ethic among staff and students alike and our supportive culture provides what many of our existing staff describe as a ‘family feel’ within our Trust.

The Application Process:

Please see the job description for details of the post and if you would like to visit the school or have an informal conversation to discuss the role in more detail, we would be happy to arrange this. Please call Emma Edwards at eedwards@wgsb.co.uk

The closing date for applications is on Sunday 19th March 2023, although applications will be processed as they arrive, and an early appointment may be made beforehand. Interviews will be held w/c 20th March 2023.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate.

Information about the school

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys (often referred to as WGSB) is an extremely considerate school with a wonderful learning environment and atmosphere.

The key focus for ensuring our students gain the best possible education is to provide them with the highest quality teaching within the best learning environments. Continually developing the quality of their teaching and pedagogy is the number one priority for all our staff. The schools senior leadership team prioritises their attention to supporting what is happening day by day in the classroom and there is a relentless focus on continually raising standards and expectations which is equally endorsed and monitored by the schools governing body. The staff and students continually rise to the challenge.

The school is comparatively small with a six form entry in Y7/8 and a five form entry in Y9-11 with a total number of students on roll measuring approximately 1050 including an expanding joint Sixth Form with Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (WGSG). The school’s size and embedded ethos of care and support is the key feature of its reputation in the local community.

WGSB is a member of the Endeavour MAT family of schools, which pride themselves on setting consistently high expectations, securing outstanding outcomes and delivering exceptional standards of teaching and learning for all. Our students are encouraged to develop resilience and are supported to become innovative and thoughtful problem solvers via the Endeavour mindset programme.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Edwards
  • Address:Common Lane, Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7DA
  • Telephone: 01322
  • Email: eedwards@wgsb.co.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.