Head of Academic Drama – Uppingham Careers

Head of Academic Drama

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 5 October 2023, 9:00 am


Uppingham School is seeking an exceptional and visionary teacher to join our team as the Head of Academic Drama and take responsibility for shaping the strategic direction of Drama teaching within the school.

In this key leadership role, you will provide dynamic leadership and a visionary outlook for our Drama department. Your primary responsibilities include guiding, mentoring, and supporting departmental teachers, and effectively managing the department’s resources. You will also oversee the quality assurance of educational provision, conducting lesson observations and promote Drama to pupils, parents, visitors, and feeder prep schools.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be an outstanding professional with a proven track record of excellence alongside unimpeachable subject knowledge. Your exemplary classroom management skills, ability to establish strong rapport with pupils, and visionary leadership qualities will be key. An appreciation for the wider life of a seven-day-week boarding school and a willingness to engage in boarding and extracurricular activities will be essential.


Uppingham School is committed to offering a range of attractive benefits to its employees, fostering a rewarding work environment. Join us in this exciting opportunity and become a part of our dedicated team. Benefits include:

  • Free membership of the dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Westfield Health Scheme providing money back for various treatments, including optical and dental
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema, and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs’
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Working towards “Investors in Diversity”

Head of Academic Drama – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.