We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join us as a drama teacher (with English).
Caldicot School is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive serving the local and wider community. The school has over 1300 students and is situated between Chepstow and Newport, with easy access via the M4 corridor and on the northern side of the Severn Estuary.
The school is at an exciting stage in its history. In September 2017, the school moved to a new £36m purpose-built site and now boasts some of the finest facilities in the country. Over the last two and a half years, there has been a significant number of changes at the school which has supported rapid improvements in provision and outcomes. This includes a new staffing structure, with clear career progression routes for staff, as well as a refined curriculum, designed to strengthen knowledge, understanding and skills. This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking school. Our students take part in a broad range of activities that help them become "well-rounded" and the school's commitment to a values-driven education helps shape students to become positive role models in our society.
About the role
Drama is a popular and successful department within the school. The subject is taught throughout the school and student numbers at both GCSE and A level are historically strong, with a range of traditional and vocational qualifications. Extra-curricular opportunities are broad, and our musical productions and plays are of a very high standard. In recent years, Grease: The Musical and Lord of The Flies were of a particularly high standard.
All new members of staff receive a very strong programme of induction, which includes an allocated member of staff to support with the operational elements of joining a new school, as well as a tailored support package to meet individual needs. All teaching staff are also issued with a school laptop. The role would suit a newly qualified teacher searching for their first position or an experienced teacher looking for a fresh challenge in a different context. The school operates a 60 period timetable cycle (over two-weeks). The role is primarily drama (circa 30 periods), with the remaining periods designed to support English, whether this be literacy interventions and/or curriculum delivery (circa 22 periods – or 18, in the case of an NQT).
Closing date for applications: 3rd February 2022 at 12 noon.
Caldicot 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.