Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise


Gosforth Academy, Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2JH.

Leader of Teaching and Learning in Drama

MPS/UPS: £23,720 - £39,406 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience. (Plus TLR2b - £4,530 per annum).

This school has Academy status and is part of the Gosforth Federated Academies; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Gosforth Academy
Great North Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 2JH.

Come to work in a thriving community. Gosforth Federated Academies comprises three schools (Gosforth Academy, North Gosforth Academy and Gosforth Junior High Academy) committed to providing a superb education for pupils from Year 5 through to Year 13. Gosforth Academy is a successful school which was rated ‘outstanding’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection.

We are seeking an inspirational and energetic Leader of Teaching and Learning in Drama to lead this dynamic department in an exciting phase of the Academy’s development.

We are seeking a highly skilled, enthusiastic and committed Leader of Teaching & Learning in Drama. The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to lead effective teaching of Drama from Key Stage 3 to A level as well as to develop and direct a varied enrichment programme. The ability to offer dance will also be an advantage. This is a superb opportunity for someone looking to develop their leadership skills in a supportive environment.

We need:
• An outstanding Drama teacher with a proven track record of success
• A passion for the performing arts and the ability and vision to lead a busy department and inspire others
• Experience leading school-based performing arts events or as a practitioner in theatre
• The ability to develop and deliver extra clubs and activities
• An ability to work effectively within a supportive team environment
• Excellent communication and ICT skills
• Excellent time management and organisational skills.

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals and close liaison with colleagues
• Enthusiastic and motivated pupils
• Excellent career development opportunities
• An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
• A large, vibrant Sixth form
• A school with its community at heart
• Low cost membership of an on-site gym and excellent sports facilities
• A school with its community at heart
• An exciting programme of staff ‘well-being’ activities, from football to surfing!

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Gosforth Federated Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

If you hold the skills and experience we’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you!

If you have any queries please email
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Completed application forms to be returned to Mr Hugh Robinson, Principal at the above address.

Closing date is 12 noon on Thursday 2 May 2019.


  02 May 2019