19 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    14 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS (Inner London)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Lead the Art & Design Department in all matters relating to the curriculum across the school.
  • Focus on, and support, staff in developing the highest standards of teaching and learning in the department.
  • Be responsible for fostering positive self-esteem and supportive relationships for all students, founded upon respect and mutual trust.
  • Be responsible for maximising the academic progress of the students they teach by delivering the very highest standards of teaching and learning.
  • Promote a positive, purposeful and professional working atmosphere that encourages cooperation and challenge whilst valuing the contribution that individuals make to the success of the school.
  • Promote equality of opportunity for all regardless of race, religion or gender and encourage excellence, resourcefulness and perseverance.


Overall Responsibilities

  • Promote high standards in all aspects of school life, particularly in student progress.
  • Actively support the vision, ethos, culture and policies of the school.
  • Inspire and motivate students, teachers and other school employees.
  • Comply with the professional duties of the KHS staff Code of Conduct.
  • Contribute to a school culture which is positive, purposeful and professional.
  • Engage positively in the school Appraisal process and performance management arrangements.
  • Be committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people.


  • Be an outstanding role model, setting high personal expectations of subject teaching, professionalism, professional development and administration.
  • Provide the department with clear goals and targets that are consistent with and reflect the school-wide development targets.
  • Identify priorities for improvement and implement plans to achieve this.
  • Promote a positive culture within the department ensuring that all students are stretched and challenged, enjoy and value the subject.
  • Attend Teaching & Learning Responsibility (TLR), Head of Faculty (HOF) and whole school meetings with the SLT to review curriculum matters specific to the faculty, department and school.
  • Lead appropriate projects and initiatives, within and outside the curriculum, that promote and develop the subject and the faculty.
  • Monitor student data, reports and support the Head of Faculty with the quality assurance of strategies through faculty based work scrutinies, learning walks and assessments.

  • Teaching and Learning

  • Strive for outstanding learning and teaching for all students in all lessons offered by the department.
  • Monitor progress of all classes to check all course works are in line with the high standards set by the faculty and completed on time.
  • Maintain knowledge of exam board specifications and plan an engaging, relevant and challenging curriculum for all key stages.
  • Provide students with the information they need at the start of the course, including an outline of the whole year so they can effectively read ahead / catch up lessons they miss.
  • Promote student independence, leadership and voice within the department.
  • Stay up to date with pedagogical and curricular developments and offer recommendations and professional development to the department as appropriate.
  • Write curriculum information for parents, course outlines for reports and any other whole school or marketing documents that are required.
  • Seek opportunities to develop cross-curricular approaches with other departments.
  • Seek to maximize opportunities to create continuity between curriculum delivery inside and outside the school e.g. school trips, visiting speakers.
  • Establish and monitor clear homework expectations within the department ensuring compliance with the homework policy.
  • Be an excellent teaching practitioner in planning, preparing and delivering well-structured, clearly presented lessons appropriate to the abilities of all students and maximising their learning progress.

What the school offers its staff

  • Free On-site Parking
  • Weekly Staff Treats
  • Cycle-to-work Scheme
  • Staff: Tea / Coffee
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Social Events: Christmas Lunch & Summer BBQ
  • Commitment to Continued Professional Development

Applying for the job

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About Kingsbury High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1993 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Kingsbury High School is a vibrant learning environment with a strong community ethos.

Prospective candidates are welcome to come and look around the school to see for yourself what makes Kingsbury High different. As a large 12 form entry 11-18 split site school we are situated in an inner London location, but with an out of London feel – surrounded by parkland with large playing fields and great local amenities, excellent transport links to enable easy access from central London and fringe areas. Our school is truly diverse in its makeup, whilst united as one family working to achieve the best for all our students.

Arranging a visit to Kingsbury High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email khsvacancies@kingsburyhigh.org.uk.

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