Art Instructor

Forest Moor School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 2RA

16 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    7 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 May 2022

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£13,910 - £15,371 actual per annum

Art Instructor job summary

Vacancy at Forest Moor for:

Art Instructor

Permanent Contract - Required from September 2022

Three days a week – 22.5 hours (negotiable)

Salary: SCP 18-23

FTE £22’875 - £25’277

Actual £13’910 - £15’371

Do you want a job where you make a difference to the lives of children and young people?

Do you want to be inspired on a daily basis by your work?

Are you passionate about inclusion and committed to meeting the needs of all children?

Do you have the ability to engage, motivate and promote the learning and personal development of pupils?

We require an exceptional art instructor at Forest Moor Special School who is passionate about providing the best possible education and care for vulnerable students in an inspiring learning environment. This is a new post for the school and is another part of the jigsaw for development at Forest moor School. You will have your own creative art space which you will have the opportunity to develop. Art is a very important subject for SEMH students and you will be given the flexibility to design a programme suited to the needs of the students. For some, that might be up to GCSE art but for others it might be at a more therapeutic level.

In this new post you will work closely with the Assistant Principal and other instructors to work towards a vocational, practical offer for the students. The post is initially for 22.5 hours over three days a week. There may be some flexibility of days and hours and this could be discussed upon appointment.

It could not be a more exciting time to join Forest Moor School. The school recently joined Wellspring Academy Trust and has just had nearly one million pounds invested in making the building a high quality SEMH provision. The school is very much on a rapid improvement plan and many visitors have remarked about the changes they can see since September. We are excited about our journey and are looking for creative teachers to join us on the next part of our journey.

Forest Moor is a cross-phase SEMH Special School with around 80 students on roll serving a wide catchment across North Yorkshire. This post is ideal for a person looking for a fresh challenge in an inspiring learning environment where we provide children with ‘second chance’ learning. The post will suit a candidate who has the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a range of social, emotional, mental health and special educational needs.

This post would suit someone with a proven track record of exceptional practice, who is able to work with vulnerable pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). It would suit an individual who is passionate about making a real difference to student’s life chances and supporting them in achieving their potential in essential life skills, which is a high priority for Forest Moor School. The ability to be creative and use imaginative flair to engage is essential, along with having resilience, drive and high expectations to inspire students to achieve.

We are looking for a team player with presence, passion and a commitment to inclusion with the ability to work creatively for the benefit of pupils at our school. In return, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues as part of a supportive team and the ability to develop your career in our specialist setting.

Successful candidates will be working alongside dedicated, talented and highly skilled people and will be given a full induction at both Forest Moor and one of the Trusts other SEMH provisions.

We encourage visits to the school, particularly for those mainstream teachers considering the switch into an SEMH special setting.

If you would like to visit the school before you apply, please call Steve Tighe, Associate Principal on 01423 779232 to arrange a school visit.

Completed applications should be e-mailed to:

Your letter of application should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity

The closing date for this post is: Tuesday 7th June at 9am.

We expect that interviews will take place the following week.

Forest Moor School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this aim. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

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About Forest Moor School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 16
Education phase
School size
No information available
Age range
9 to 16

Welcome to Forest Moor School
I am very proud to welcome you to Forest Moor School website.

We are a special school that works with children and young people aged 9-16 years old who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

As a school community we put great store by our values of Belonging, Curiosity, Honesty, Challenge, Self-Reliance and Resourcefulness. This means that we work hard to ensure that every member of our school community feels included and individually known at our school. We offer a curriculum that inspires our pupils, and gives them the opportunity to explore the world around them, as well as their interests and aptitudes. Our school is in Nidderdale, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales; we use the beautiful countryside around us to practice and develop a wide range of personal skills, including self-reliance and resourcefulness. By learning in and outside of our classrooms, pupils leave us well-prepared for the next stage of their journey.

I hope this website gives you some idea of what life is like here at Forest Moor School. Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you need any further information.

Gemma Dixon (Headteacher)

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