This job expired on 26 September 2022

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    26 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Mainscale Teachers’ Pay (M1-M6)

Art Teacher job summary

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative and inspiring teacher with energy, enthusiasm and a love of Art and Creative Design. You may have a particular expertise or specialism in one area, but we want someone who has the passion to be involved in our broader vision of creative design futures.

The successful candidate will: 

  • A strong subject knowledge and passion for all aspects of the visual, virtual and tactile arts – painting, sculpture, photography, graphics, design etc.
  • Personal enthusiasm and the ability to embrace and contribute towards our vision for creative design in its widest form, encouraging experimentation, creativity and exploration
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote high quality teaching and learning
  • The ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning
  • The ability to be a team player who will go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the opportunities of this role

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the school, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on office@shaftesburyschool.co.uk

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role may include engagement in regulatory activity, such as administering first aid or supporting an upset child. It will have contact with young people on a day-to-day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and the post is subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

Commitment to safeguarding

Shaftesbury School, part of the Sherborne Area Schools Trust, has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The Trust and School follows the national and Somerset policies and procedures for child protection and security and the interview will include questions about safeguarding children. Current and/or previous employers will be contacted for references as part of the verification process pre-appointment checks if the applicant is short listed. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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About Shaftesbury School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
905 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Shaftesbury School is 11-18 school which also has an international boarding house facilities serving students from around the globe. Shaftesbury School is successful in gaining good results for its students at both GCSE and A-level. The Sixth Form students have an excellent record of success in gaining university entrance. We are a very proud school which attracts students from around the local Dorset area.

Shaftesbury School has been a place of learning for over 300 years. The school and town have seen many changes over the years but what has not changed is our commitment to education and our core values ‘aspiration, action and achievement’ for all pupils.

The school is also one of 32 state boarding schools in the country and this provides a unique atmosphere to our community and one that we are extremely proud of. We value the diversity and internationalism that our boarders bring and recognise how valuable their contributions can be. We are a local school, with an international outlook.

Shaftesbury School is a wonderful place to work and has a special atmosphere and feel. It became an academy in June 2014 to sustain the quality of our outstanding provision. We joined Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) in July 2020 and are now part of a family of 17 schools in the local area.

Shaftesbury is a beautiful rural country town that has easy road and close rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast. North Dorset and the south west of England combines the space and beauty of the Dorset countryside with a variety of famous sites, events and activities for all.  

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