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Job Ref No. ECC4011-66S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: TMS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/05/2019 4pm Date of Interviews: tba  

Job Description

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This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Teacher of Drama to join a forward-looking 11 - 19 school. The Sweyne Park School is the lead school in the newly established Rayleigh Schools Trust and works with a local primary school, providing a 0 - 19 educational experience for the local community. The successful applicant will have excellent subject knowledge, the ability to inspire students and a desire to develop as a teacher.

Teachers in the drama department work as a strong team, sharing resources and developing excellent practice together. This role offers the opportunity to work with enthusiastic, supportive and committed colleagues.

The Sweyne Park School:

· was graded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in May 2010;

· opened a new Sixth Form in September 2014;

· is a heavily oversubscribed school;

· is highly committed to staff welfare and development;

· teacher loading is 21 out of 25 hours per week and teachers only rarely cover lessons;

· has strong, ethical leadership and fair recruitment and retention practices;

· was one of the first schools in the county to gain 'Thinking School' status in 2012;

· is equipped with superb facilities and resources.

Employee Benefits

The Drama department is a successful department, where learners enjoy lessons and this results in a strong uptake of A level drama and further drama in the School's Sixth Form where students thrive.

The school is committed to continual curriculum improvement and the professional development of its staff. Sweyne Park will provide opportunities and new challenges for those who wish to progress their career.

Essential Skills and Experience

Demonstrate high levels of professionalism and uphold the values of the profession.

Hold qualified teacher status.

Uphold all of the Teachers' Standards.

Demonstrate a passion for specialist subject area; have a deep understanding and wealth of knowledge relating to it.

Have enthusiasm for learning and education and show the ability to inspire this in others.

Demonstrate a commitment to professional learning and development.

Show resilience and a willingness to adapt and respond to feedback.

Be open, flexible and sensitive to the needs and aspirations of other people.

Actively involve parents/carers and the community as fully as possible in the life of the school.

If you are an outstanding practitioner who is passionate about learning, we would look forward to receiving your application.

We welcome visits to the school; to arrange this please contact Kerry Wilby on 01268 784721 or e-mail: To obtain further information, or download an application form, please visit our website

The Sweyne Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory enhanced clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Katharine Dines
Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh
Essex, SS6 9BZ
Telephone: 01268 784721