Speech and Drama teacher

  • Theatre on the River Ltd
  • London, UK
  • 10 Jul, 2024
Permanent Education

Job Description

The ideal candidate must be able to commit to Mondays to Fridays 4.15 to 5.15pm, throughout the academic year 2023/24 (approximately 30 weeks per year) hold an enhanced DBS, and be on the update service.

A passionate, dedicated and committed freelance teacher of the LAMDA Speech and Drama Acting Syllabus, is required from September, to deliver the programme at a fantastic school in Barnes, West London. The children range from Year 4 to Year 9 (ages 7 to 14) This school has a history of excellent LAMDA Speech and Drama exam results.

You must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the LAMDA Acting syllabus, as interview questions will be based on the course content for Entry Acting up to Grade 3 Acting Exams. The children work on their Solo Acting exams, in groups of 15 in after school sessions. As this is a freelance position, candidates must also hold an updated Safeguarding Training certificate (valid within the last two years) their own Public Liability Insurance and an up-to-date First Aid Certificate. The candidate must be willing to attend two paid INSET training sessions per year.

The rate of pay is £30-40 per hour for the after-school sessions depending on experience.

Speech and Drama teacher - Key requirements for this role:

  • A degree in performance from an accredited drama school
  • Hold an enhanced DBS and be on the update service
  • Sound knowledge and delivery of the LAMDA Acting Syllabus
  • Strong classroom management skills and experience with teaching groups of up to 20 students
  • An excellent rapport with young children and an ability engage and inspire
  • A passion for your subject
  • A sound knowledge of performance skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An ability to meet deadlines is crucial
  • To be able to follow, and carry out instructions from the company director

The recruitment process will comprise a zoom interview and a lesson observation lasting 45 minutes.


Full time