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Drama Teacher - Mat Leave

Job Description

About Us:

Dunbar Education is a leading recruitment agency dedicated to connecting high-quality educators with schools across the UK. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Drama Teacher to join a vibrant secondary school in Bedfordshire. If you have a passion for the arts and a commitment to fostering creativity in young minds, we would love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and Deliver Engaging Lessons: Develop and implement a comprehensive drama curriculum that inspires and motivates students from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4.
  • Student Development: Foster a supportive and dynamic classroom environment that encourages student participation and creativity. Help students develop their acting, speaking, and performance skills.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Lead and organize drama clubs, school productions, and other extracurricular activities to enhance the students' learning experience.
  • Assessment and Reporting: Evaluate student progress through assessments, provide constructive feedback, and maintain accurate records. Prepare reports for parents and school management.
  • Professional Development: Stay updated with the latest educational practices and partake in continuous professional development opportunities.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other faculty members to integrate drama into cross-curricular activities and school events. Participate in departmental meetings and contribute to the school's development.
  • Classroom Management: Maintain a safe and orderly classroom environment, managing student behavior effectively and following the school's policies.


  • Education: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent teaching qualification.
  • Experience: Minimum of 6 months teaching experience in the UK education system, specifically within a secondary school setting.
  • Skills:
    • Strong knowledge of drama and theatrical techniques.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to engage and inspire students.
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
    • Proficient in classroom management.
  • Desirable:
    • Experience in directing school plays or drama productions.
    • Knowledge of contemporary educational practices and methodologies.
    • Ability to adapt teaching methods to meet the needs of diverse learners.


  • Competitive salary package.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Access to a wide network of educational professionals and resources.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and passion for drama education.

Dunbar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Apply Now: Join us in shaping the future of young actors and performers. Your creativity and expertise can make a lasting impact!