Art & Photography Teacher

Priestlands School, Lymington, Hampshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Art and design
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an appropriately qualified, dynamic and imaginative teacher of Art & Photography to join our dedicated and innovative team from September 2020 (or earlier if possible). Situated on the outskirts of the New Forest in Lymington our headline GCSE Progress 8 score consistently places us among the top schools in Hampshire and the New Forest.

Applications are encouraged from current trainees and NQTS as well as experienced teachers. The successful candidate will be someone with a commitment to education, a capacity for hard work and a passion for continuous improvement.

You can be assured that a warm welcome awaits whoever is appointed. Priestlands is a mutually supportive and friendly staff community, dedicated to the continued professional development of all staff.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status gained in the UK or accredited and recognized by NARIC.

Essential skills and experience

Applications are encouraged and welcomed from current trainees and NQTS as well as experienced teachers, and will be considered as they are received. Please note that we reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive applications that meet the criteria. You are, therefore, strongly encouraged to submit your application early.

Employee benefits

We will ensure the successful candidate has:
- Comprehensive induction including a dedicated mentor;
- Continuous professional learning, development and improvement
- The opportunity to contribute to raising standards for all our students

Benefits include:
- an open professional culture and learning community;
- overwhelming parental support for teachers;
- opportunities for and dedication to your professional development;
- opportunities to contribute to our wide ranging and popular extra-curricular and inter-House programmes of activities;
- Free induction and use of the school’s own Gym equipment.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1247 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
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School website Priestlands School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Priestlands School

Priestlands School, an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school, serves the south of the New Forest. Our catchment area covers an area of outstanding beauty, stretching from Beaulieu in the East, to Brockenhurst in the North, and Milford-on-Sea at its most westerly point. To the south lies the Solent, providing one of the most popular sailing areas in the country.
We serve eleven primary and junior schools, although our intake includes children from other schools, including a number of private schools.

Priestlands is an exciting school in which to work and we are proud of its many achievements. We are committed to being a leading comprehensive school that serves the entire community and provides high quality education across the curriculum. Education at this school is of the highest calibre. Our curriculum is rich, varied and challenging; designed to equip each student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for a successful and fulfilling adult life. In summary, we want all our young people to achieve success in as many spheres of life as possible and we have high expectations of all. We are proud of our academic record and our high standards. We seek always to improve and to raise standards in all aspects of school life. In 2015, we were recognised by the Minister for Schools as one of England’s top 100 schools for sustained performance at GCSE. Since then we have continued to build on this success with our headline GCSE Progress 8 score consistently placing us among the top schools in Hampshire and the New Forest. This shows that Priestlands is consistently delivering positive outcomes for students year on year. However, Priestlands is about far more than exam results as our motto, Learn more… Do more… Be more…, implies. Our aim is to develop well rounded young people who have the skills and attributes to be successful in life and make a positive impact in our community.

We encourage all our young people to develop a sense of values and responsibility for themselves and other people. We aim to treat young people as individuals, recognising and respecting individual needs, aptitudes, interests and aspirations.

Priestlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

School location

North Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8FZ