Curriculum Leader - Drama

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Type of Position:Curriculum Leader
Start Date:ASAP or Easter 2024
Closing Date: Monday 15th January 2024


Start date:ASAP or Easter 2024

Copthall School is looking to appoint an energetic and passionate Curriculum Leader of Drama to join the school’s small but thriving Performing Arts Team. The Performing Arts team at Copthall consists of Drama, Music and Dance specialists and we are looking for a Drama specialist to take responsibility as the subject lead with the support of the Curriculum Leader of Performing Arts.  

Drama is a popular subject at Copthall, attracting students of all abilities to study the Edexcel GCSE specification. The school is committed to supporting the subject to grow and develop both in the classroom and through the school’s wider enrichment offer.

Drama is currently taught at Key Stage 3 and 4, however in the near future we are keen to re-establish the subject at KS5 either as an A level or as part of a vocational Performing Arts qualification.

The successful candidate will be a well-qualified and highly motivated Drama specialist who is a strong team player and whose passion for Drama and the performing arts will inspire and engage our students. As a school we strive to deliver and broad and diverse curriculum and we welcome teachers who can boast a far-reaching knowledge of different theatrical styles and conventions that will inspire our students.   

Academic excellence, inclusivity and strong pastoral care is what we are renowned for.   We create a safe and nurturing space and we work in partnership with a range of organisations and companies to build our students’ confidence, broaden their experiences and develop their curious minds.   We believe that all students can achieve highly regardless of their starting points. Our commitment to this belief underpins all aspects of our work with students, staff and families.

Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries. 

Candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • An ability to deliver consistently high quality of teaching, learning and assessment across Key Stages 3, 4 and possibly 5
  • A proven track record or the potential to secure excellent student outcomes in Drama GCSE examinations
  • A commitment to championing our students to ensure that regardless of their starting point, they are able to make excellent progress
  • A commitment to developing curriculum and enrichment activities within the Drama department and Performing Arts team
  • Will raise the profile of Drama across the school and the wider community

We Offer:

  • An ethos of high expectations for students and staff.
  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • A strong commitment to the professional development of all staff through our CPL Wednesday programme
  • A well-being package which includes a well-being day for every member of staff.

Copthall is a beacon of success and has been featured regularly on a range of media platforms:  Our commitment to staff development and staff welfare is exceptionally strong and is evident in the calm and purposeful atmosphere you will find at our school.   We are looking for staff who are committed to developing confident and capable learners and who are prepared to work hard for every single student.

At Copthall, all staff, whether in teaching or support roles, are highly valued and their contribution to our students is appreciated by the whole school community. The school provides an environment for staff to thrive and develop professionally, whilst enhancing the experience of Copthall students.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the School’s Virtual tour accessible via:

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply: Application forms must be completed and are available from the school website:  or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.  Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to

Closing date: Monday 15th January 2024 – The school reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to promoting safeguarding and the protection of children and vulnerable adults. 

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