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Teacher of Drama

Dunraven School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time
Start Date
1st September 2024
14th June 2024 11:59 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: Until 31 Aug 2025
  • Job ID: 1425773



Required for September 2024 - fixed term for one year

Thank you very much for your enquiry about the post of Teacher of Drama at Dunraven School. We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful Teacher to join our thriving and oversubscribed school. An interest in drama activities outside the school would be welcomed.


Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:

  • in 2012 we began our development as an All Through School with children starting in Reception in September 2013;
  • in summer 2013 our £20 million BSF programme was completed;
  • in 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established;
  • in September 2018, our Multi Academy Trust was formally set up with the integration of Van Gogh Primary, followed by Goldfinch Primary school in January 2019 and The Elmgreen School and Rosendale Primary School in September 2021
  • In April 2023 we were judged as Good with Outstanding Features (Sixth Form and Personal Development) by Ofsted.

If you are successful in your application, you will share in the success of a staff who are hardworking, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
  • clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 14 June

We reserve the right to close early for an exceptional candidate

Dunraven School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. An enhanced DBS check with barred list check is a condition of employment for this post.


This is an exciting post offering considerable opportunity for contribution and development. The governors are seeking to appoint an experienced, well-organised and well-qualified candidate with curriculum insight, ability and enthusiasm. We are looking for an effective classroom practitioner who can teach all key stages including GCSE and A-Level. An interest in drama activities and providing opportunities for students outside of lesson time would be encouraged. Drama is well regarded and supported by the school and is part of a very strong arts offer at Dunraven.

Drama is taught to students once a week in KS3 and students develop a wide range of performance skills and knowledge of theatre that feeds well into their KS4 course. Students devise, read and perform from scripts, learn about the roles in theatre and develop technical theatre skills. In Years 10 & 11, the Edexcel GCSE syllabus is taught as an option as well as the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts. We also have a strong uptake at A-Level with a Year 12 and Year 13 class following the Edexcel syllabus.

The facilities for teaching Drama are excellent with two purpose built black box studios with full lighting and sound facilities. These two studios can be turned into one larger black box theatre for studio performances or we have a fully equipped proscenium arch theatre space for bigger productions.

Extra-curricular opportunities are at the heart of what Dunraven Drama does and in addition to our fantastic exam performance work we also have a good reputation for the quality of our whole school musicals and our annual KS3 performances. In recent years we have performed Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You and Oliver! We take full advantage of the opportunities provided by living in London and regularly provide opportunities for our students to attend performances and participate in workshops.

Dunraven is keen to support all aspects of staff development, personal and professional, and has a strong staff development policy. It has had Investors in People status for many years.

Shortlisted Candidates will be expected to teach a sample lesson.


Director of Learning – Drama


The provision of a full learning experience and support for students.


Principal/Head of School/Deputy, teaching/support staff, LA representatives, external agencies and parents.


195 days per year.






Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven 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.
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