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Drama teacher English jobs

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by heiabrann, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. heiabrann

    heiabrann New commenter

    I'm a Drama specialist, with some experience of team-teaching English. I am likely to be made redundant soon and am looking at applying for jobs outside of my specialism, Does anyone know how possible it would be for a non specialist teacher to go for a post of English teacher?
  2. Sorry to hear about your current job.

    Is any of your degree in English? If not I'd say it's unlikely that you'd get a job as an English teacher in the current climate unless you showed a great deal of relevant experience. There will be an increased number of applications for every job so if a head of English has 20 applications (as we did for our last post) it's unlikely that you'd be shortlisted over others who have relevant degree, training and experience. It's not impossible and you may want to apply to a couple just to see but I do think it'd probably unlikely.
  3. Wow! Oh to work in a school where there are that many applications. We advertised recently and had 10 enquiries and 6 applications. And my school isn't that bad. I'd be inclined to stress the links between English and Drama, be prepared to start with KS3 and work upwards might also be a way forward. Look for schools where the Drama department is part of the English department and you might also have a better chance of success. Good luck with the job hunt.

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