26 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 May 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Art & Design

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (Actual) TLR2c - £7,488

Head of Department - Art job summary

The successful candidate will be skilled at making students feel engaged and motivated and will successfully continue to improve student outcomes. This is a high achieving department and results at both KS4 and KS5 have been consistently very good and significantly above national average.

The post involves teaching Art in KS3, at GCSE and A level. The department aims to deliver lessons which capture students’ curiosities, encourage academic rigour and develop a wide-ranging Art knowledge base.

The department is located in an Art suite with access to three studios, a kiln and a gallery space.

The school reserves the right to consider and interview candidates ahead of the closing date if appropriate. An offer may be made to an exceptional candidate in this instance.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation with the Headteacher, Barry Doherty, about the role, prior to application, then please email bdoherty@chippingnortonschool.org or telephone 01608 544998.

This post includes regulated activity relevant to children.

What skills / experience are required

We are seeking a collaborative, dynamic and innovative colleague, who must be:

  • skilled at making students feel engaged and motivated
  • able to communicate to and support student outcomes
  • committed to excellence and continuous learning
  • able to lead and inspire others

What we can offer

  • a committed department that is part of this vibrant and dedicated rural comprehensive school
  • a school widely known for calm classrooms and corridors, the passion and skill of its teaching and support staff, and the constantly improving facilities on site
  • the support of strong colleagues, working within an effective and collaborative network
  • to support the wellbeing of our staff throughout their careers at Chipping Norton School

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

The River Learning Trust and Chipping Norton School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

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 Chipping Norton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
983 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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