Subject Leader Drama – St Augustine’s CE High School, Kilburn

Date posted: 31st Jan 2024 Closing date: 26th Feb 2024 Borough: Kilburn Position: Subject Leader Drama
Salary: Inner London MPS/UPS TLR2b School: Subject Leader Drama - St Augustine's CE High School, Kilburn

St Augustine's High SchoolSt Augustine’s CE High School

Oxford Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 5SN

www.stahigh.org     020 7328 3434

Subject Leader Drama

Full-time/ Permanent

Immediate start

Salary Scale: Inner London MPS/UPS TLR2b

Not suitable for ECT’s

Are you a passionate educator who inspires through example and wants to make a real difference to young people’s lives? We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious, innovative and proactive teaching practitioner to join our forward-thinking school. To succeed you’ll be an enthusiastic and motivated Subject Leader of Drama required to teach at KS3, KS4 and KS5, with a potential opportunity for oversight of the school’s performing arts.

St Augustine’s C.E. High School is a medium sized mixed comprehensive school situated on the doorstep of central London, in Kilburn. The School’s moral purpose is to ensure that every student is the ‘best that they can be’ and our ethos and values are upheld throughout the entire school community. Students are actively encouraged to develop the attitudes and vision of the School ethos through their learning and sense of belonging to the School. We are fully inclusive and our dedicated staff are focused on quality and achievement whilst ensuring the happiness and well-being of our community.

In March 2023 the school was graded as a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ for Personal Development by OFSTED.

“The vision of faith, hope and love is central to this school. The core values of kindness and inclusion are guiding principles.”

The report highlights many positive aspects of our school, including our strong leadership and management, our ambitious curriculum and our inclusive nature. We are particularly proud that the report recognises our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students and that our students feel happy and well-supported.

“Leaders have high expectations, including for pupils’ behaviour. They provide pupils with support and guidance. Pupils are safe, happy and well cared for by staff. Pupils appreciate staff’s approach to managing behaviour in a fair and reflective way.”

In November 2022 the School was proud to be awarded Excellent in all categories of its Statutory Inspectorate of Anglican and Methodist Schools inspection (SIAMS). The School’s distinctive Christian vision is firmly established and promoted by the school community at all levels, enabling pupils and adults to flourish. The inspector commented:

‘The lives of pupils at St Augustine’s are transformed because they are nurtured and cherished by skilled, caring and insightful adults in the school. School leaders and staff, motivated by the school’s vision, go to exceptional lengths to ensure that pupils, particularly the most vulnerable have hopeful futures.’

‘The visionary work-related curriculum, driven by the school’s Christian vision, is instrumental in sowing aspiration and self-belief in pupils in this inner-city school, which serves a very deprived area. Pupils achieve far beyond their expectations.’

We are a Gold awarded Trauma Informed school which means our approach to every child is with curiosity. We teach our students to regulate themselves and pride ourselves on our positive relationships with our students, connecting with them before we correct. Being a trauma informed practitioner is fundamental at St Augustine’s, as it underpins our ethos and values to ensure that every child can be the best they can be.

At St Augustine’s we believe there should be no barriers to a child’s future and society should and can, be a level playing field. Aspiring for this to be reality we promise to:

  • Emphasise high quality subject teaching, reinforced by excellent support for learning and intervention;
  • Deliver inclusion services that assist personal development;
  • Provide excellent pastoral care so no student goes unsupported;
  • Continually develop strong leadership and have high levels of expertise in education.

We are passionate about the importance of academic, technical and vocational learning and our students have opportunities to participate in programmes with an impressive array of employer partners including PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Old Vic, Cleveland Clinic, City University of London, Zoological Society of London and Construction Youth Trust.

St Augustine’s CE High School has a strong ethos of collaboration and innovation. If you would relish the opportunity to work within a diverse and exciting teaching environment, with highly motivated students and a supportive leadership team, then St Augustine’s would welcome your application.

Application pack here

Application form here or visit our website to download one.

To Apply: Completed application forms should be sent to applications@stahigh.org 

Closing Date: NOON Monday 26th February 2024

Help and Support: If you have any queries, or for help and support completing your application, please contact applications@stahigh.org 

Applications will be reviewed on receipt. Candidates may be interviewed before the closing date, and St Augustine’s CE High School reserves the right to close any job adverts early if a suitable appointment is made. Applications will only be accepted if submitted on our application form.

St Augustine’s CE High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate child protection screening including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.