Summary of the Role
Development of the Drama within the context of St Edmund’s aims and policies.
- Have a clear long term and short-term vision for the role of Drama within the curriculum.
- Foster a positive climate, which supports positive attitudes by all teaching staff towards the subject.
- Use national, local and school data (including inspection evidence) effectively, to inform the auditing and action planning process, and to inform policies, practices, expectations, targets and teaching methods.
- Use data effectively to identify pupils who are underachieving. Implement support for such pupils.
- Ensure the development of programmes of study and schemes of work within the context of the Drama curriculum.
- Work with the Director for Music and Performing Arts and associated staff to direct an end of year production.
- Ensure that all pupils, including those of high ability and those with special educational needs or with English as a second language are provided for.
- Ensure that lessons are objective-led, and that learning and teaching is logically sequenced.
- Provide guidance on the choice of teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of all pupils when required.
- Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching within the department; use this analysis to identify effective practice and areas for improvement.
- Ensure that there is an effective climate for learning within the department.
- Ensure the availability of appropriate resources required to teach Drama efficiently and to meet the needs of any development / action plan.
- Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible and with whom they come into contact.
- Liaise with LAMDA teachers and support staff to ensure that adequate provision and resources are provided.
- Achieving positive, constructive working relationships with pupils.
- You may also be required to undertake other duties of an appropriate level and nature as and when requested by the Headmaster and the Senior Leadership Team. The HOD will fulfil the ‘Role of Teacher’ job description, as set out in the College’s Academic Handbook.