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Head of Drama (Fixed Term - 1 Year)
Ark Walworth Academy
Salary From
Ark Main Pay Scale + TLR 2B
Salary To
Ark Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2B

Contract Type: One Year Fixed Term
Required for September 2020

Job Description and Person Specification


Walworth Academy is a thriving school in the heart of central London. We serve a vibrant, diverse community in Zone 2, with excellent access to all the city has to offer for students and staff alike.

We seek an enthusiastic and dynamic drama practitioner to work within our faculty team. With dedicated leadership support from a successful creative team in school, and access to cutting-edge expertise and development through the wider network, this is an exciting opportunity for a motivated professional to develop drama practice at Walworth Academy. Our location in central London makes access to theatre venues simple, and we have a strong heritage of working with a range of dramatic organisations both in school and in their professional environments. We welcome applications from suitably experienced candidates looking to develop drama provision across the age ranges in our successful Secondary and Sixth Form.



Our staff are: 

·         Committed, enthusiastic practitioners seeking to support excellent progress for our students  

·         Educators who aspire to the highest standards of behaviour, academic success, and wellbeing for all in our community  

·         Resilient, reflective and thoughtful professionals, seeking to develop themselves with us  


In return, we offer:   

·         An externally recognised progression route with the support of a nationally recognised network 

·         Dedicated Network Leads for subjects and areas, providing cutting-edge training and development opportunities  

·         A fully accessible, well resourced, multi-million pound building in which to practice, accessible via various transport links, including train, tube and bus services from Elephant and Castle, as well as bus links from London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

·         A school community with a genuine family ethos, investing in staff wellbeing with sports and events  

·         Varied routes into teaching and industry-recognised professional qualifications (Ark Teacher Training, PGCE, Teach First, Now Teach, NPQML, NPQSL, BA and Masters programmes)  

·         A comprehensive support and induction programme for all staff including accommodation in zone 2 available for NQTs and trainees.   

·         A dedicated Employee Assistance and benefits package from Ark Rewards 

Due to the school closure period, we have adapted our recruitment process.  All interviews will be conducted remotely, as will assessments of candidates.  More details about our Virtual Interviews can be found on our website


Applications will be reviewed, and candidates interviewed on a rolling basis, therefore early applications are encouraged.  


We look forward to receiving your application!