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Head of Arts

Aureus School, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subjects
Art and design, Dance, Drama, Music
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary
£34,100-£41,604 FTE

Job summary

This is an exciting time to join Aureus School as we grow into our fifth year. The Head of Arts will be responsible for the strategic lead and management of a small, but growing team of experienced and dedicated teachers. This is a rare leadership opportunity to provide clear, effective guidance to colleagues, developing their teaching practice and maximise standards of student attainment.

The Head of Arts will be responsible for the expressive and creative curriculum in addition to the co-curricular programme of artistic events such as art exhibitions, whole school musicals, dance shows and choral evenings. An inspiring leader, technically knowledgeable with a passion for promoting and delivering the school-wide participation in the Arts that is a hallmark of an excellent Arts Department. In this crucial role, the Head of Arts will lead a team of Art, Music, Drama and Dance teachers and promote active involvement from the School’s classroom teaching staff in arts activities and events. Strong communication skills will be essential as the post-holder seeks to develop the interest and involvement of students, parents and colleagues in the ever-evolving artistic culture of this new school.

Employee benefits

TLR 1.2
Continuous Professional Development
Work life and family friendly policies
Flexible Working
Staff Wellbeing
Career Pathways and Talent Management
Staff Benefits
Community and Collaboration
Valued Worker Scheme

Applying for the job

To apply for this role please do so online via TES using the link below.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
469 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
z.dewar@aureusschool.org
Contact phone number
01235 313713

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire.

As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new facilities, equipment and classrooms using the latest equipment such as SMART TV boards in every classroom and Visualisers enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. Lesson planning and delivery is done with ease using the Google Drive and all staff and students are provided with Office 365 professional accounts as a platform for collaboration, sharing and out of school access.

Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. Our motto is to ‘Nurture Hearts and Minds’ will inspire our students, our staff, our parents and our community partners as we work together to serve the local community.

Our core values will underpin all of our decisions: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Love, Empathy, Courage, Confidence, Integrity and Resilience. Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership and values-based education.

Arranging a visit to Aureus School

To arrange a tour of the school please email Zoe Dewar at z.dewar@aureusschool.org.

School location

Candytuft Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 6FF

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