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Head of Department - Drama

Job Description

Job Title: Head of Department - Drama

Employer: Dunbar Education

Location: Brentwood

Contract Type: Permanent

Start Date: September 2023

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Head of Department to lead the Drama department. As a Head of Department, you will have a critical role in shaping the future of our Drama department, ensuring that our students receive an exceptional education in Drama.


  • To lead and manage the Drama department in Brentwood, ensuring high-quality teaching and learning is provided at all times * To develop and implement a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, and aligned with the latest educational trends and standards * To monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning within the department, providing regular feedback and support to teachers * To oversee the professional development of Drama teachers, ensuring they have the support and training they need to excel in their role * To work collaboratively with other departments and senior leaders to promote Drama across the school and develop cross-curricular links * To organise and oversee Drama productions, ensuring that they are of a high standard and that all students have the opportunity to participate * To ensure that the Drama department is compliant with all relevant policies, procedures, and legislation


  • A degree in Drama, Performing Arts or a related subject * A PGCE or equivalent teaching qualification * Significant experience of teaching Drama at secondary school level * A track record of success in a leadership role within a Drama department * An up-to-date knowledge of the latest developments and trends in Drama education * The ability to lead and inspire a team of Drama teachers * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills * The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different departments

If you are an experienced and motivated Drama teacher with a passion for leadership and a commitment to providing an outstanding education for our students, then we would love to hear from you.

For more information please contact Hannah at Dunbar Education.

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