4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 June 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 April 2021 at 11:59 am

  • Date listed

    30 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Art and design
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months fixed term)
£25,714 to £46,393

Job summary

Come and lead our dynamic and innovative Art department, where colleagues are collaborative, imaginative and thrive in a team environment.

Employee benefits

MPS/UPS £25,714 - £41,604 and TLR 2b £4,789 (dependent on experience)

Applying for the job

Please complete our application form via our website link below.

Or please send you your CV with cover letter to j.powell@thesharedlearningtrust.org.uk

Thanks very much and looking forward to your application.

With kind regards Jay

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1401 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About The Chalk Hills Academy

Head of Art - Maternity Cover

The Chalk Hills Academy have a great opportunity for a Head of Art to join our lovely department. The main purpose of the post is to develop, plan and deliver effective and high-quality learning experiences to all students, improving upon GCSE outcomes. In joining the dynamic and innovative Art department at The Chalk Hills Academy, where colleagues are collaborative, imaginative and thrive in a team environment, you will help further advance curriculum changes and share excellent practice.

The successful candidate will be an experienced / aspirational professional, who is enthusiastic, influential and committed to working in pursuit of success for the academy and its learners. If you are highly motivated, respond well to a challenge and have excellent communication skills, this could be the job for you!

The Chalk Hills Academy are proud of the unrivalled education experience offered and you will certainly benefit from forward-thinking and supportive leadership, an encouraging and enthusiastic staff body and enterprising students. Our academy has state of the art facilities, fit for all your teaching needs. Our facilities include a new gym with new equipment from April 2019 which staff are welcome to use after school hours and a new Sixth Form block opened in September 2019. At The Chalk Hills Academy, we offer a school that will genuinely invest, support and develop you to become an outstanding practitioner and enable you to keep climbing the career ladder. If you are ambitious about excelling in your career and taking on additional responsibilities, we will give you the opportunities that you crave.

It is incredibly important to us here at The Chalk Hills Academy that all our staff are valued, listened to, mentored, challenged and given adequate opportunities to develop. As a Teaching Trust, we offer exceptional teacher training and high-quality professional development programmes catered to your needs. Consequently, we have many success stories of staff that have joined us and been given excellent CPD and training that has allowed them to climb the career ladder.

Key Duties

To play an active role in curriculum planning and delivery
Be accountable for the learning and achievement of all students
The successful candidate will

Experienced in Teaching GCSE A-Levels and KS5 vocational qualifications desirable
An experienced 2ic or Head of Art with successful middle leadership experience
· Create regular opportunities for teachers to share, reflect and improve on classroom practice

· Lead Department meetings, ensuring a focus on improving student outcomes

· Oversee the development of a progressive and challenging curriculum

· Ensuring assessment and feedback strategies are of the highest standards and have a direct impact on improving the quality of teaching and learning

· Play a major role in ensuring the development of teaching and learning policies and practices across the school as a member of the team of Curriculum Leaders.

· Experience of managing community art projects desirable

· Support teachers in the timely and effective reporting of information to parents

· Develop Art to be an example of excellence to others within and beyond the school

· Ensuring all staff follow the expectations of the school and maintain the highest professional standards at all times

Job specifics

Start date June 2021

Salary MPS/UPS £25,714 - £41,604 and TLR 2b £4,789 (dependent on experience)

Job Role Full time, 12 months Fixed-Term

How to Apply

Closing Date 12pm Friday 23rd April 2021

Interviews From 26th April 2021

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

Why work for Chalk Hills Academy?

· £30 million state of the art building with well-equipped classrooms in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school

· You’ll be working alongside a collaborative, forward thinking Principal and Senior Leadership Team who are here to support and develop you

· Unparalleled CPD opportunities with free courses every Thursday catered to your developmental needs

· Excellent opportunities to develop and grow in a successful and expanding Academy

· Freshly brewed coffee for staff on arrival to the academy every morning

· Employee of the month scheme winning shopping vouchers

· Fantastic staff benefits that make a difference to your work life balance including access to a confidential professional staff counsellor

Here’s what Ofsted have to say “Together with your leadership team, governors and the trust you have established high expectations for behaviour, teaching and achievement. Leaders have made sure that strategies are in place which have led to improvements in the quality of teaching, learning, assessment and the curriculum. Leaders have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour. Leaders work well with staff to ensure that the school is typically a calm, orderly and purposeful environment.” Ofsted May 2018

Arranging a visit to The Chalk Hills Academy

school visits are welcome, please contact Jay Powell 01582 211 226.

School location

Leagrave High St, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 0NE

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