Head of Art

Testbourne Community School, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7JF

This job expired on 16 May 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    3 May 2022

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Head of Art job summary

We are looking to appoint a highly capable Head of Art to lead an enthusiastic and supportive department. This post provides an exciting career opportunity for an ambitious and inspirational candidate who would like to further develop their career as part of our dynamic and highly effective middle leadership team. The ideal candidate may be an outstanding Art teacher seeking to take the step into Middle Leadership or an experienced Head of Department looking for a new challenge. The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge, strong classroom management skills and the ability to inspire our pupils and staff with engaging teaching and leadership. The school places great emphasis on learning and achievement and, as such, the successful candidate will have a track record of excellent teaching and examination results alongside an ability to mentor, coach and lead others.

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TLR 2b (£4,788)

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About Testbourne Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
927 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

We are dedicated to offering the right candidate systematic professional development to enable them to achieve excellence. We provide a highly supportive environment with opportunities to develop as an education practitioner and leader. We offer coaching, peer support and opportunities to work with local subject networks to support new middle leaders and help them develop their leadership skills.

Testbourne Community School, an 11-16 comprehensive school with an extremely able cohort, is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2010) which provides a forward thinking, outward looking and vibrant learning environment. We pride ourselves on the strength of staff and student relationships and we have a strong community at the heart of our ethos. Our shared philosophy is embodied by our strapline ‘Achievement, Excellence, Integrity.’

We highly value our staff and expect teaching staff to exercise their professional judgement in how they teach. We are dedicated to professional learning and you will be supported to develop into a highly competent teacher with a deep understanding of effective teaching strategies. To get a sense of what it’s like to be part of our team, please see the ‘Working for Us’ section on our website.

Testbourne is a high performing school with 76% of our students achieving a Grade 4 or higher in both English and Maths in 2019. Most subjects also achieved above national average scores and 82 grade 9s were obtained across our cohort. In 2020 and 2021, our students achieved even higher results and were able to progress onto their chosen post 16 courses.

Arranging a visit to Testbourne Community School

Please contact the HR Administrator at recruitment@testbourne.school to arrange a visit to the school.

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