This job expired on 12 March 2024

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  • Closing date

    12 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 February 2024

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  • Teacher

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Art & Design

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) MPS / UPS + TLR 2A £3214

Head of Art job summary

As the Head of Art Department, you will lead a team of passionate staff to deliver an outstanding art curriculum and provide exceptional learning experiences for our students. You will oversee the strategic development of the art department, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of art education. You will also play a key role in promoting the arts within the school and wider community through exhibitions, workshops, and other initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage, and inspire a team of art teachers to deliver high-quality art education
  • Develop and implement a dynamic and innovative art curriculum in line with national standards
  • Provide engaging opportunities in Key Stage 4 for learners to complete a variety of artistic qualifications
  • Foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, and excellence within the art department
  • Provide support and guidance to colleagues to enhance their teaching practice and professional development
  • Lead on the organization of art events, exhibitions, and other extracurricular activities
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop cross-curricular projects and initiatives
  • Build positive relationships with students, parents, and carers, promoting the value of art education

Through your passion for art, you will create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students feel empowered to explore their creativity and express themselves.

At Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews, we recruit those people who display the character and competence to really drive our academy forward and accelerate achievement standards for all our students. It is therefore essential that candidates can identify with, and be committed to, upholding the values of the Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews ethos. As a valued member of our staff, you will have the opportunity to inspire and nurture the next generation, helping them achieve their full potential and securing the best possible outcomes by fostering a love for creativity and expression. Staff development is central to ensuring that we are able to deliver to our students such a rich and varied educational offer.

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (OSSMA) is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming students of all backgrounds from the local community. Our mission is to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success both at the next stage of their education and beyond. We believe in ‘aspiration beyond limits,’ that there is nothing our students are not capable of attaining, and ‘success beyond measure,’ where our students’ achievements are judged on more than just exam grades. Students, teachers, staff and parents are committed to making this vision a reality in a vibrant and inclusive learning community in which everyone can succeed.

We will offer you:

  • A TLR 2A of £3,214 per annum;
  • Professional and personal development;
  • Friendly staff and motivated students;
  • A comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities;
  • Innovative approaches to reducing workload, improving wellbeing and work-life balance whilst retaining high standards;
  • An empowered workforce with a genuine voice in improving the Academy further;
  • A Microsoft Surface for use at both work and home;
  • Staff benefit schemes

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference to the future of education with an academy that is ever improving and a department that is striving to be one of the highest performing in the city. If you share the academy's vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and our community, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date for applications is 8th March, early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Please view the following video for a further insight into our Academy OSSMA Recruitment Video

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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 Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1154 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16


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