Thank you for considering becoming part of this exceptional school.

We are proud to be a girls-only school because we believe that the girls-only environment provides us with the ideal setting to develop the talents and interests of the girls whose education we are entrusted to provide. We are also proud to be part of the GDST family of schools with its powerful tradition of pioneering change and its mission statement to lead a movement for girls and young women.

By joining our staff, whether as a teacher or as a member of our support staff, you will become part of a community of learners, who are all dedicated to providing the best education for our girls. We are as ambitious for ourselves as educational professionals as we are for our students.

Above all, you’ll become part of a caring and mutually supportive community of colleagues with a strong track record for nurturing and retaining our hard-working and dedicated staff.

Ours is a diverse and inclusive community of professionals, from a range of different backgrounds and walks of life, who all share a commitment to the vision of the School and the Girls’ Day School Trust.

Ten great reasons to work here:

  • Working with well-motivated and intellectually curious pupils who achieve excellent academic results
  • A stimulating environment with excellent, well-maintained facilities
  • Access to copious and up-to-date resources
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities through school and GDST programmes
  • Salary scales above national levels
  • Continuation of pension through Teachers’ Pension Scheme for teaching staff
  • Generous non-contact time for teaching staff
  • Spacious and attractive work and social areas
  • Free refreshments and lunches
  • Heavily discounted membership of our superb sports facilities


The tight knit community of the school is very apparent.

— The Good Schools Guide

Subject Leader Drama

Hours: Part time, approx. 0.8 FTE
Contract term: Permanent
Required from:  September 2021

The role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a well-qualified, inspirational teacher of Drama to teach across the school from Year 7 up to GCSE (and Sixth Form enrichment) and lead the Drama curriculum.

The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching, an excellent subject knowledge and a strong understanding of the curriculum. She/he will be a great communicator who can enthuse and inspire both pupils and colleagues with exciting ideas about the teaching of Drama and the ways in which it can be further developed and encouraged throughout the school.  She/he will be able to create engaging schemes of work, lead trips/visits, support aspiring actors, including working with relevant outside organisations if needed, and be committed to supporting the vibrant extracurricular life of the school.

For further details and to apply for the position please see the GDST external recruitment website via the link below:

Applications should be submitted by Friday 14 May 2021 at midday at the latest, however applications may be considered in advance of the deadline.  Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 17 May 2021, or earlier by agreement.

Northampton High School and the GDST are 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.


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