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Head of Drama Start Date: Sept 2020

Salary Scale TLR 2.1  £6,829

Varndean School is an 11-16 school with around 1350 students, set in a picturesque south coast location in the vibrant and diverse city of Brighton and Hove. We are a Good (Ofsted 2017) and well-established school already, and we have made rapid progress over the past couple of years and have no intention of resting on our laurels. We are looking for an outstanding teacher and leader, to help take an already successful department and make it ‘world class’.  The potential here is immense and the successful applicant will have a key role in our vision to develop World Class Learning through the leadership of Drama.

We are looking to appoint a Head of Drama who has:

  • The vision and passion to develop and lead drama department to deliver World Class Teaching to World Class Students

  •  A thorough understanding of what excellent teaching entails and how best to support colleagues in improving their practice

  • A secure track record of delivering excellent levels of student achievement and progress

  • The energy, drive and resilience to make a tangible difference as a Head of Department in a large and ambitious school

  • The integrity, moral purpose, presence and emotional intelligence necessary to inspire confidence from staff, students and parents

If, prior to submitting an application, you would like to see for yourself why we believe Varndean is such a fabulous school in which to work and why the post itself is so exciting, then do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 9th March

The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of this date as appropriate.

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter to Molly Goodchild PA to the Headteacher. Email:   

Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.Brighton & Hove Schools - Taking Action for Equality