- Job role
- Art and design
- Working pattern
- Full time
40 Hours a week
- Contract type
- Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £30,663 - £42,164 or £44,263- £47,600; TLR2B, £4,784
Ark John Keats Academy Head of Art
Reports to: Assistant Principal
Start date: January 2022
Salary: Ark MPS or UPS (Outer London) £30,663 - £42,164 or £44,263- £47,600; TLR2B, £4,784
Closing date: 18th October 2021. Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the application process early. Early application is advised.
Exciting opportunity to join an exceptional school in north London.
At Ark John Keats, we believe that a rigorous, academic Art curriculum full of practical application of subject knowledge develops pupils’ creative capacities, enriches their lives and enables their future success. We believe that direct instruction of key artistic knowledge and technique enables all children to be artistic, and that all children deserve to know about the greatest artists, craftsmen and designers who have lived.
Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1700 children. Our secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.
We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.
Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars:
High expectations: we have high expectations of ourselves and for what our children can achieve
Excellent teaching: great teaching is what transforms children’s attainment and opens door for the future.
Exemplary behaviour: children can and should be taught to behave well, following instructions first time, every time, without question.
Depth for breadth: with a curriculum that encompasses the best of what has been thought and said ensuring our pupils have the knowledge and cultural capital to thrive in the classroom and beyond.
Knowing every child: we get to know and care deeply about each of our pupils as individuals.
Always learning: we expect pupils to always learn, but also for our staff to continually develop their professional expertise, supported by Ark’s broad professional development offer.
At Ark John Keats, we believe in rigour – our curriculum is full of challenge, and we know that our children are intellectually resilient and capable of learning lots in every subject no matter what their starting point.
We believe in exemplary behaviour – we have sky high standards and support all children to reach these, by focusing on developing pupils’ self-regulation, explicitly teaching pupils how to behave, and by working closely with families.
We believe in the limitless potential of all children – if children work hard, there are no limits to what they can achieve.
The ideal candidate for Head of Art will
• Have a strong academic background, with good A Levels or equivalent, and a good degree
• Have the commitment, skills and character required to build a successful department
• Share the Ark John Keats vision and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it
• Value and support practices driving continued progress across the network of Ark schools
• We are committed to providing staff with high quality and regular CPD. All teachers and leaders have weekly coaching, a weekly whole staff training session, 12 CPD days annually and access to an extensive menu of Ark training programmes for all levels.
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