Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    19 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 per annum plus £4,968

Curriculum Leader of Art job summary

Ref: SCH-PAT-0480 


Required for: September 2024. Part time and flexible working will be considered. 


Are you passionate about education and eager to make a lasting impact on young minds? Do you have a proven track record of inspiring a love for learning in your students? If so, we want to hear from you! 


What does this role involve? 


Here at The King’s School, we believe that our students deserve to enjoy lessons that inspire a passion for art, which is why we’re seeking an inspirational Curriculum Leader of Art to join our team. 


We are seeking to appoint a creative, innovative and ambitious strategic Curriculum Leader of Art. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at The King’s School.  Dynamic, forward thinking and absolutely committed to ensuring all students make outstanding progress so they get the chances in life they deserve, we are seeking a new leader who will share our vision and values and shape the future of Art at The King’s School. 


As a Curriculum Leader, you will discover, nurture, and develop the next generation of artists, In front of you is a blank canvas, an enthusiastic team, and our fantastic students who bring a wealth of talent, a positive attitude to learning and a determination to improve. 


You will be integral to driving the Art department forward and delivering on our vision of providing a first-class education to all students, so that they make outstanding progress. 


Some of your key duties will include: 


  • Strategically growing uptake in Art and related disciplines at Key Stage 4, as a result of captivating classes in Key Stage 3. 
  • Delivering outstanding outcomes for our Year 11 students. 
  • Providing strategic leadership across the area in accordance with the aims and objectives of the school. 
  • Accountability for pupil attainment and staff performance within the area. 


Why choose The King’s School? 


Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust comprising of nine schools: seven primaries and two 11-16 secondary schools. Our mission is running high quality, high achieving schools that give our children and young people the chance in life they deserve. 


The King’s School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, boasts a rich heritage and a commitment to every student's potential. In 2023, our progress outcomes ranked us in the top 15% of secondary schools nationally, affirming our dedication to excellence. This accolade also secured our position as the third top-performing high school in the Wakefield district. Regardless of background or ability, every student is valued and placed at the heart of our mission. Converting potential into reality isn't just a goal; it's a promise we fulfil daily, ensuring that each individual achieves their highest aspirations. 



What can we offer you? 


We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:  


  • Exciting career and leadership pathways supported by outstanding CPD opportunities 
  • Generous employer pension (Teachers Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund - LGPS). 
  • Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).  
  • Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.  
  • Cycle to work scheme.  
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • Free eyecare via Specsavers 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Employee wellbeing programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters). 
  • Discounts at numerous retailers including O2 
  • Free flu vaccinations. 

Next steps: 


Please click here to view our 2022 – 2025 Trust Strategic Plan, or click here to access The King’s School website.  


To arrange a visit to the school, or for further information on the role, please contact or call 01977 703270. 


Please click here to access our website and submit your application on our Face-Ed system no later than 10:00am on Monday 20th May 2024. We look forward to receiving your application. 


We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks (including online checks). Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form. 


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 The King's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1037 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The King’s School is proud to be part of Pontefract Academies Trust. As a school, we have a long history and rich heritage, which puts us at the forefront of the local educational landscape and beyond. All students are valued regardless of their background or ability, and are at the heart of everything that we do. We believe it is our duty to convert their potential into reality.

At the heart of every outstanding school is a strong team. One of our top priorities is to attract exceptional staff to The King’s School, and we continue to recruit a number of highly gifted employees to join our team. Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning while creating confident learners who can live a life full of opportunity and choice.

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