Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Art and design

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR2b (currently £5,527)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Head of Art - Person Specification

You will:

  • Be an inspiring practitioner
  • Be ambitious for yourself, students and colleagues
  • Have a proven track record of excellent teaching leading to demonstrably high quality outcomes for all learners
  • Have excellent subject and specialist knowledge
  • Proven ability to develop positive relationships with students, staff, governors, parents and the wider community
  • Have a positive outlook willing to seek out solutions
  • Have the ability to advise, support, challenge and motivate other teachers
  • Achieve excellent outcomes for all student groups
  • Be interested in and have experience of using educational research to improve classroom practice

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualified to degree level and above
  • QTS


  • Experience of designing and developing resources to develop the curriculum and support learning
  • Demonstrable experience of significantly improving outcomes for young people
  • Experience of reflecting on and improving pedagogy, including that of others, to improve student achievement
  • Evidence of continually improving the Quality of Education in Art through schemes of work, assessment and extra-curricular activities


  • Knowledge of the latest educational research, findings and best practices, including the research of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
  • Curriculum planning, establishing intent, implementation and review of impact of the Art curriculum
  • Excellent understanding of the OFSTED Framework and what constitutes effective teaching and learning
  • Excellent knowledge of the National Curriculum for KS3, KS4 and KS5 and a solid grounding in the examination and assessment processes used to support planning and raise student attainment across these Key Stages
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour and attitudes


  • Effective team member and leader
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency
  • Vision aligned with the Culture and Ethos of the school, built on a foundation of Care, and Enjoyment of learning. Actively promoting Opportunities for all, Building Responsibility, leading to improved Confidence and ultimately, Success.
  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Quality of Education

  • Excellent classroom practitioner – ensures that their own classroom practice models best practice
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and reward
  • Good communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • Acts as a role model to staff and pupils
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.


  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

What the school offers its staff


■ Students who are welcoming, well behaved and curious young people

■ The support of an experienced governing body and a dedicated team of staff and leaders

■ A school that is at the heart of its community and is well respected

■ CPD tailored to support you as you develop within your role

■ A school that has innovative education and health care links

■ A successful sixth form with students who go onto top universities

■ Free use of the on-site Gym which was refurbished Autumn 2021

■ Number of after school staff activities such as 5 aside football and a Staff Wellbeing Club

■ Free membership of the Smart Clinic, benefits include:

○ 24 hour helpline

○ ØAccess to a virtual GP 24/7

○ ØSupport and advice on

○ ØManaging a condition

○ Better healthØ

○ ØCognitive behavioural therapy

○ ØCounselling

○ ØAnxiety Management

○ ØPhysiotherapy

○ ØStress Management

○ ØAssertiveness and self-confidence training

○ ØTime management

■ Free onsite parking

■ Lifestyle Savings – Access a huge range of savings across the UK’s major retailers

■ Home and Electronics – Spread the cost of thousands of technology and home appliances shipped by Currys and John Lewis & Partners

■ Cycle to Work – Save up to 43%* on the latest bikes and accessories for your commute to work (savings are realised through a salary sacrifice arrangement. Excluding disposal fee. Figures are a guide only and dependent on personal situation).

■ On site Gym Membership

■ Eye Test Vouchers for eligible staff

■ Physiotherapy – Access to online advice and exercise programmes

■ Counselling & Wellbeing Support - Access to a Wellbeing Resource Library

■ GP Phone & Video Consultation – Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Commitment to safeguarding

At Budehaven we are committed to safeguarding; the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

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About Budehaven Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1161 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01288 353271

Budehaven Community School is located on the beautiful north Cornwall coast in the town of Bude. We are proud to be a fully comprehensive school, welcoming and providing an inclusive education to students from ages 11 to 19. Our school also benefits from a thriving, successful Sixth Form, an on-site Area Resource Base and The Haven – our integrated Health and Wellbeing Centre, providing wider support for our students and members of the community.
Budehaven Community School is a thriving environment to be part of, and our ethos, which is built on a foundation of Care, Enjoyment and Opportunities, building Responsibility, Confidence and Success, is tangible from the second you walk through the door. As you travel around our school, the energy of the students and staff is infectious. The stunning work of our talented young people is on display around the school, and their artwork is one of our jewels in the Budehaven crown within our stylish Bistro Art Gallery, aside that of local artists for all to appreciate. We have an annual art exhibition, where members of the community come and admire the work of our young people.

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