The core aim for St Joseph’s is for the teachers and leaders who work in Stoke to be among the very best in the country. There are many difficult challenges in the city’s classrooms but together we can continue to drive up standards.


Outstanding Subject Leader of Drama with English.

Required as soon as possible

We are looking for a talented and dynamic lead teacher of Drama to be responsible for curriculum development at Key Stages 4 and 5 and the promotion of Drama throughout the whole of Key stage 3. The successful candidate must also be an outstanding teacher of English who can deliver inspirational lessons up to GCSE and possibly A Level. The teaching of English at St. Joseph’s College is delivered by enthusiastic, highly skilled professionals with excellent subject knowledge and a shared desire to seek innovative ways of broadening each student’s literary and linguistic experience. The successful candidate would be expected to be a fully committed member of this highly successful team.

This is an opportunity for you to build your career in an exciting and forward-thinking school, with a culture of research-based practice, creativity and high expectations. St Joseph’s College is an outstanding Teaching School with a large and very successful SCITT and presents opportunities to develop your career at any level. Applications from NQTs are welcome.

We would consider a September start for the right candidate. Please outline on your application when you are available to start.

Job Description

Person specification

Letter from Head for applicants

Application form

Equal opportunities form

Closing date: 23 March 2020

St Joseph’s College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants for these posts will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Of our students achieved  English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 4 or greater (secure pass).


Of our students achieved English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 5 or greater (good pass).


Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.


Of our students achieved grade 7 or higher in 5 or more GCSE subjects.


Of our A2 students pass their courses, with 51% achieving A* to B grades, and 22% achieving A* or A grades.


St. Joseph’s College is delighted to have maintained its ‘Outstanding’ status at its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2014.