Teacher of Drama

Recruitment Information

Date Posted3 November 2023
Type of RoleFull or Part Time
Closing date for applications13 November 2023, 9am

Drama at Ashlyns aims to produce creative thinkers who take a collaborative approach to produce high-quality pieces of theatre.  Our curriculum encourages students to work both independently and in groups, through all key stages, learning and applying innovative techniques which explore both traditional and contemporary work.

We are seeking a colleague to join our amazing team from January or Easter 2024.  Please see below for further details about the Faculty and our school, including the application process and job description.

Please click here for information about Drama at Ashlyns School

At KS3, the curriculum offers students the opportunity to improve their confidence and interpersonal skills through performing, at the same time as learning a variety of theatrical techniques by taking part in a diverse range of Schemes of Work. popular.

GCSE drama at Ashlyns is designed to unlock the use of imagination, intellect, empathy and courage. Through the study of the subject; ideas, responses and feelings can be expressed and communicated and whilst a largely practical subject it is an intellectual discipline requiring academic focus. It is through engagement in drama; students apply their imaginations and draw upon their own personal experiences. Their increasing knowledge and understanding of how the elements of drama work and enables students to effectively shape, express and share ideas, feelings and responses to various projects.

The A Level course is an exciting blend of practical exploration, text study, devising and performance. The course aims to furnish students with not only a wide range of practical skills, but also with the academic understanding to support them. Students will have the chance to develop acting skills, with options to explore design and technical skills as well. They will also deepen their knowledge of Theatre Practitioners, a wide variety of classical and contemporary plays and performance styles. This course offers a spectrum of skills which are highly transferable to many career paths.

We run a variety of exciting extra-curricular clubs allowing students to perform at different showcases throughout the year. Students are encouraged to see as much theatre as possible in order to fully embrace all that Drama has to offer; we therefore offer a number of theatre trips to see a wide range of productions. GCSE and A Level Drama and Theatre students are required to see a piece of live theatre as part of the course. The most exciting event of the year is the bi annual Whole School Musical where we see our talented students take to the stage and perform.




Ashlyns is a popular and oversubscribed school with in excess of 1500 students including a growing and successful Sixth Form.  The school was confirmed ‘Good’ by Ofsted in September 2023 with an ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form provision.  View our Ofsted report here

We are a thriving school with a rich heritage. Originally established for the most vulnerable in society, our focus on helping all students to be the very best versions of themselves is central to all we do. It’s our aim that work and study should be joyful; the staff and students at Ashlyns help to create the atmosphere for this to happen. There is a palpable sense of community, professionalism and a culture of high expectations, all of which are underpinned by ethical leadership. 

We hope the information included on our recruitment pages below will give you an insight into our school – the high aspirations,  excellent support and opportunities for our students and staff, the scope of the role and the kind of person we are looking for.

If you want to provide outstanding learning opportunities and exceptional pastoral care for students within a forward-thinking, hard-working school community, we would like to hear from you. 

We welcome visits from prospective candidates prior to application; please see contact details on the application guidance page.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our school.

Yours faithfully

James Shapland

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors