Head of Art

The Toynbee School, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Job details

Job role
Art and design
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS (£25,714 – £41,604)

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a highly capable and inspirational Head of Art. This is a fantastic opportunity for 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 a passion for Art, excellent subject knowledge, strong classroom management skills and the ability to inspire our pupils with outstanding and engaging teaching. The Department facilities include a fully operational pottery room, dark room & two art studios. Our pupils are a delight to teach and we foster an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. The Department currently follow the Edexcel exam.

It is an exciting time to be joining Toynbee School as we embark on a new journey of improvement. We are committed to providing an inspiring educational experience that is aspirational for all our pupils. Our belief is that everyone is entitled to be successful, to be cared for and to be supported. We are proud of the community we serve and the positive relationships fostered between staff, pupils and parents that are characterised by trust, respect and mutual support. We were categorized as ‘Good’ by OFSTED in October 2015 and again in April 2019.

The successful candidate will:

Be committed to supporting all pupils to achieve their “Personal Best”.
Be an excellent teacher.
Be able to teach Art to GCSE Level.
Have excellent interpersonal leadership skills, underpinned by a firm vision for the teaching of Art.
Be forward thinking, visionary, receptive to change and able to work under pressure.
Have aspirations for further promotion.

If you feel that you could contribute to the Art Department’s continued success and if you would like to work in a school which is genuinely supportive and developmental then we would be delighted to hear from you.

We have an excellent track record of developing and supporting our staff to progress both professionally and in their career, including the opportunity to complete professional qualifications. All our teachers have the opportunity to enrol on the Teachers Pensions Scheme. The school is situated in Chandlers Ford with easy access to the M3 and M27.

Employee benefits

TLR 2b - £4,788 + £3,000 Recruitment and Retention Point per annum, lasting for three years

Applying for the job

Candidates should apply using the Teaching Staff Application form only, CVs will not be considered or accepted. Please visit our website: https://www.toynbee.hants.sch.uk/recruitment for an application pack or contact 02380269026 or email: recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk for further details.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
972 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
023 80269026

About The Toynbee School

Welcome to Toynbee. We are a successful Hampshire County Council Community comprehensive school for pupils aged 11 to 16 situated in Chandlers Ford, a pleasant residential area on the outskirts of Eastleigh. Our position close to the M27 and M3 enables easy access to Romsey, Southampton and Winchester. We have at present approximately 1000 pupils on roll. Toynbee enjoys an excellent reputation amongst parents and the local community.

A Theatre, two Sports Halls, state of the art Synthetic Pitch and Dance Studio are adjacent to the Music facilities. There are eight laboratories and buildings devoted to Technology and Art. Improvements in the Technology areas have been made and suites of Information and Communication Technology developed. There is a strong Learning Support department and the school has a designated Resource Centre for pupils from Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton who have a Visual Impairment. All departments have their own area in the school and almost all staff have their own teaching space. The school has an excellent Learning Resource Centre which has just been refurbished.

The school has a strong reputation for extra-curricular activities and the staff are encouraged to take part. We are keen to develop able and talented pupils through our special scheme. As well as a wide range of clubs, sporting, artistic and musical activities we run exchange visits to France and Spain.

The Toynbee ethos combines the achievement of ‘Personal Best’ with genuine concern for academic results. The school is organised on a year system with Progress Directors, Guidance Managers and Tutors taking pupils through their five years spent at Toynbee.

The school operates a two week timetable comprising of fifty, one hour lessons a fortnight. Toynbee seeks to develop the potential of all pupils and maintains an ethos of academic achievement. Examination results have improved substantially and progress is significantly above national figures. Both the English and Maths departments achieved fantastic results with 68% of pupils achieving a 4+ or above in English, and 82% of pupils achieving a 4+ or above in Maths in previous years. However, the philosophy of the school would expect this achievement to be within the context of a curriculum which offers an extensive programme of activities and challenges. The quality of community life is important to us and we are proud of our reputation as a friendly, caring school.

Arranging a visit to The Toynbee School

Contact 02380269026 or email: recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk

School location

Bodycoats Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2PL

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