Subject Lead: Drama

The Ramsey Academy, Halstead
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Job Ref No. ECC4008-366S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: MPR/UPS + TLR2C
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: to be confirmed  

Job Description

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Subject Lead: Drama

Main Pay Range - Upper Pay Scale + TLR2C £3,566


Full time role

We are seeking to appoint a passionate and highly motivated individual who will lead this subject area. The appointed person will play a significant role in contributing to the development of a curriculum, designed with the intention to challenge and enthuse students. They will also play a significant role in the future planning for the Department and expanding existing community links as well as forging new relationships both locally and nationally.
The Academy is seeking to appoint:

  • An outstanding practitioner and leader who is ready for the next step to further develop their leadership skills.
  • A dynamic and inspiring leader to work collaboratively with the Sport and Performing Arts Faculty and the Senior Leadership Team to enthuse students about Drama with the ability to work effectively as part of a team within the Academy and to provide an outstanding educational experience for the students.
  • An individual who wishes to be innovative in the design and development of the curriculum and play a strategic role in the development of the Sport and Performing Arts Faculty.
  • A leader committed to the importance of Drama in transforming students' understanding and application of knowledge to raise their aspirations.
  • A leader committed to giving students extra-curricular opportunities.

The Academy can offer:

  • Strong support in personalised professional development as a Drama teacher and Middle Leader.
  • Opportunity to support the development of new teachers via Mid Essex ITT.

How to Apply:

If you wish to discover more about this exciting opportunity, need any further information or you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Catherine Downes:

To apply for the role, please complete the application form and recruitment monitoring form demonstrating how your skills and experience match the criteria in the Job Description and Person Specification and return directly to The Ramsey Academy.

Application guidance notes are also available to assist you with completing your application.

Informal enquiries regarding the role can be made to the school office via email to

Closing Date: Monday 15th April 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Further details are available from: t: 01787472481 e: w:

Information about the School

The Ramsey Academy is a popular over-subscribed secondary school in the heart of the Halstead community.

Our focus is to ‘Achieve Excellence Together’. We work hard to support students in their educational journey and provide them with the skills and knowledge they need for their future.

The Ramsey Academy is part of the Bridge Academy Trust: a collegiate and collaborative Trust, where, first and foremost, each school is a place of (high quality) learning, where young people ENJOY, ENRICH, ACHIEVE, ASPIRE. The core purpose is to provide high quality continuity of every child’s journey through education from 3 to 19, with a community and school-led school improvement approach and long-term sustainable strategy.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. Bridge Academy Trust welcomes applications from those of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnic groups.

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

Mrs Downes
Colne Road, Halstead
Essex, CO9 2HR
Telephone: 01787 472481