Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 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

Subject

Art and design

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Main Scale/Upper Pay Scale

Additional allowances

TLR 2B - £5,352.00

What skills and experience we're looking for

Head of Art

To start September 2024 - Permanent Position

MS/UPS plus TLR 2b - £5,352.00

For September 2024, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Head of Art to lead and manage our Art Department.

We are looking for an outstanding teacher with strong leadership skills and excellent subject knowledge to lead forward the department ensuring our students continue to be inspired and challenged in every lesson.

Our Art Department consists of the three art subjects; fine art, photography and textiles and ideally, we would wish for a fine art specialist.

In addition to the usual art GCSE’s (six per year) and A Level classes (three per year) Ferndown also delivers the Y14 Foundation Art course in preparation for an arts degree and so the successful candidate would be teaching from Y9 right up to this course. We also allow students to choose three arts GCSE’s.

Ferndown Upper School is a very special place to work because we have well behaved students, who allow their teachers to teach. We also focus on work life balance to ensure that staff spend their time on the activities that actually make a difference and we have a friendly and supportive staff body.

What the school offers its staff

What Ferndown Can Offer You:

  • Great students who behave – you can make a difference to their learning.
  • The opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues.
  • Tight, robust behaviour systems.
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/run/chase), helping to underpin our excellent behaviour, so you are free to teach.
  • Ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to continuously develop.
  • We believe that trusting our staff with autonomy helps to develop a strong staff culture.
  • Centralised, shared units of work and resources.
  • Excellent, ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities.
  • A well-kept site and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset.
  • A tax efficient Childcare or Car Lease Scheme through salary sacrifice.
  • Private Healthcare Plan including 24/7 access to a GP by phone, gym discounts and cashback for optical, dental and other appointment expenses for employees and their children.
  • Access to the staff benefits and discounts portal through Dorset Council.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.
Ferndown Upper School values the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.
The school will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to andreabaxter@fernup.dorset.sch.uk

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About Ferndown Upper School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 13 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1030 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 19
Phone number
01202 871243

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Upper School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email andreabaxter@fernup.dorset.sch.uk.

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