Curriculum Leader for Art & Photography

Chiltern Hills Academy, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 2RG

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  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2022

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Curriculum Leader for Art & Photography job summary

Chiltern Hills Academy invites applications for the opportunity to join the staff of a successful, mixed 11–18 Church of England Academy. Based in the market town of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, we are located in the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty conveniently situated at the end of the London Underground Metropolitan Line.

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious person to join the team at Chiltern Hills Academy. Due to our expansion, we are seeking to appoint from September 2022 a well-qualified, enthusiastic and innovative person whose passion for art and all things creative will lead our team forward to develop our core art curriculum and extra-curricular activities. A recruitment and retention allowance will be negotiable for an exceptional candidate. The Department is well resourced, and Art and Photography consistently perform well at GCSE and A Level at Chiltern Hills Academy.

We are looking for a dynamic practitioner who can deliver high-quality learning and who has students’ progress at the forefront of their teaching. You will be able to communicate your passion for the subject through innovative, diverse and stimulating teaching methods. The successful candidate will be fully involved in departmental development, target setting and evaluation of student progress and will possess the following attributes:

- A strong teacher of Art and Photography
- Strong leadership and team-building qualities
- An outstanding classroom practitioner who is passionate about teaching and learning
- Aspirations for future career progression
- High expectations for student achievement
- A commitment to raising standards for all

Applications from experienced teachers or those returning to the profession will be welcome. We are committed to the development of our staff and to supporting them to further their career, progress professionally and develop their teaching and leadership skills.

We have been graded ‘good’ following our latest SIAMS inspection (March 2020). “The academy is highly inclusive and tireless in supporting all of its pupils and staff. Because of this, each person is known, nurtured and inspired. This enables them to make strong progress from their starting points”. Our OFSTED inspection in February 2017 also judged the school as ‘good’ in all categories.

We are onto the final stage of our school building development programme to accommodate growing numbers and add to our well-resourced teaching environment.

Applicants are encouraged to use the quick apply button to apply for the role or to contact Mrs Jo Mistry, HR Administrator, with any questions: jmistry@chacademy.co.uk

Please visit our website for further information: www.chilternhillsacademy.co.uk

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 23 May 2022.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Additional allowances

A recruitment and retention allowance will be negotiable for an exceptional candidate.

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About Chiltern Hills Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1026 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Chiltern Hills Academy is a Church of England, co-educational secondary school in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. There are circa 1,025 students on the school roll, approximately 100 of whom study in the sixth form. Chiltern Hills Academy converted to academy status in 2011 and is jointly sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford and Buckinghamshire County Council.

We are situated in the market town of Chesham, Buckinghamshire in the Chiltern Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated close to the M40 and the M25, Chesham is on the end of the Metropolitan line of the London Underground and is 28 miles north-west of London. There is ample parking on-site. Renting here is cheaper than in central London and if you enjoy travelling, it takes about 40 minutes by car to Heathrow.

The Elgiva Theatre, Lowndes Park and an open-air heated swimming pool are just some of the many public amenities available in the town. Chesham is renowned for its community spirit and there are many recreational and community groups catering for the diverse and active population.

Chiltern Hills Academy aims to provide an environment that excites, motivates and challenges students, encouraging lifelong learning and an interest in the world around them. The secondary school is founded on Christian values and principles, with an ethos that promotes personal responsibility, self-respect, respect for the beliefs and views of others, self-confidence and a commitment to success and achievement.

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