This job expired on 21 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 June 2023

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Art and design

Working pattern

Full time: Great Academy Ashton, is seeking an inspirational teacher to join our team. At GAA, our mission is to metamorphosise the life chances of the young people from the community we serve and the position of Teacher of Art (art, fine art, photography and/or textiles) is pivotal in delivering this aim.

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What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Qualified Teacher StatusHigh quality teaching/learning skills
  • Experience as an excellent classroom practitioner
  • Infectious enthusiasm for subject/s and teaching
  • Commitment to extra curricular activities
  • Ability to recognise strengths and weaknesses and an interest in their own personal development.
  • Well organised
  • An enthusiasm for supportive pastoral care
  • Able to motivate children and set high standards
  • Experience of target setting and strategic planning regarding student progress
  • Knowledge of ICT
  • Knowledge of recent educational developments
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • Ability to manage, to work calmly under pressure, prioritise and to meet deadlines
  • Having a vision for future Academy development
  • Develop effective teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing and able to deal with detail /complex matters
  • Able to promote diversity and equality of opportunity
  • Manage conflict
  • Ability to work flexibly and adapt to meet the changing demands and circumstances

What the school offers its staff

  • Extensive leadership and subject based CPD, including paid memberships of such professional bodies as The Chartered College of Teaching, The Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors membership and Subject Association memberships.
  • Free health protection: we understand the importance of health and wellbeing, which is why we offer free health protection to all staff, including free NHS health checks and yearly flu vaccinations.
  • Cycle to work scheme: We encourage sustainable transportation options by offering a cycle to work scheme.
  • Wider personal benefits such as discounted eye tests, well-being clinics, dentistry, financial and legal advice.
  • Paid bonuses for those staff who are markers for examination bodies
  • Committed to supporting the well-being of our workforce, we are part of the DfE Workforce Wellbeing Charter, GAET have expanded this creating our own Wellbeing Charter. We have an Assistant Principal with a strategic lead for staff well-being. We have implemented several initiatives to reduce workload, including assessing the workload of new initiatives, reduced unnecessary communication through email protocols, have a staff well-being working group and we conduct regular well-being questionnaires to guide further improvements.

Further details about the role

Please visit our website for further details

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Great Academy Ashton

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1291 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Great Academy Ashton is part of Great Academies Education Trust
To Teach Age Range: 11-16. At GAA, our mission is to metamorphosise the life chances of the young people from the community we serve. We are looking for committed individuals who share our values of Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Achievement, and Togetherness (GREAT) and who can help us deliver on our mission.

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