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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 October 2020 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    9 October 2020

Job details

Job role
Art and design, Design and technology
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £30,480 to £49,571

Job summary

We are looking to appoint an excellent teacher and creative leader to join our evolving team and be fundamental in shaping our all-through school. You will lead the strategic direction and development of an inspiring, cohesive curriculum which will excite and prepare pupils for the next phase in their learning journey.

The duties and responsibilities of the subject element of the post may vary from time to time according to the changing needs of the school. It may be modified by the Executive Headteacher, after discussion with you, to reflect or anticipate changes in the job, commensurate with the salary and job title. The duties of a teacher awarded a TLR include a significant responsibility that is not required of all classroom teachers.

1. Leading Learning and Teaching:
Leading, developing and enhancing the learning of Art, Design and Technology to:
• develop an exciting, cohesive and integrated curriculum that bridges the gap between
KS2 and KS3, eliminates transition regression and builds on the success of the primary
phase ensuring continued relevance to the needs of the students and the school’s values;
• ensure sustained and accelerated progress in order to best prepare students for the
demands of the new KS4/5 curriculum, examining and awarding bodies;
• plan and monitor schemes of work and allocation and use of resources to ensure
challenging learning outcomes and curriculum coverage;
• devise internal and respond to external assessment procedures which not only meet
externally imposed criteria but which also feed forward in order to foster student progress;
• monitor student standards and achievement against learning outcomes and school
based targets, identifying individual learning gaps. Plan and implement strategies where
improvement needs are identified;
• maintain a positive learning environment throughout the curriculum area in line with
whole school behaviour for learning policies.
2. Securing Accountability
Leading, managing and developing Art, Design and Technology by working with other
teachers to:
• provide relevant subject, curriculum or student performance information;
• critically monitor and evaluate the work of the subject area ensuring that information
collected is used to identify precisely strengths and areas for development that will
impact positively on student progress;
• ensure team meetings and staff development are informed by and align closely with
information collected through monitoring exercises;
• work with other leaders within the school to define and agree appropriate whole school
improvement strategies;
• evaluate the impact of all improvement activities on the quality of teaching and learning.
3. Developing Self and Working with Others
Show commitment to a research led pedagogy which promotes and directs high standards
of learning, teaching and student achievement and progression through:
• promoting high standards of professional performance, modelling excellent teaching,
mentoring and support for the professional development and induction of all staff;
• identifying and securing own and team members training needs in line with school’s
appraisal processes;
• active engagement in and contribution to the Continuing Professional Development of
all staff.
4. Shaping the Future
Assisting in building a collaborative learning culture within the school through:
• developing and securing a positive and dynamic school ethos;
• leading by example and being an excellent role model for professional standards and
• working with colleagues in the primary phase to create a shared culture of learning within
an inclusive all- through environment;
• ensuring both self and others achieve an appropriate work/life balance.
3. Teacher’s duties
To work in collaboration with all staff to:
• promote the general progress and well-being of individual students through ensuring the
maintenance of good order and discipline among all students and safeguarding their
Health and Safety, both on school premises and when they are engaged in authorised
activities elsewhere;
• plan engaging lessons and home learning according to the educational needs, abilities
and achievement of individual students which develop a culture of enquiry and dialogue;
• assess, record and report on the progress, attainment attendance and behaviour of
• ensure teaching builds on the success of the primary phase, working with primary
teachers both inside and outside the classroom;
• promote high standards of learning, teaching and student achievement and progression
through active engagement in and contribution to the schools’ CPD program;
• work with Senior Leadership Team and SENCO, ensuring that the needs of all children are
• fully engage with the school’s pastoral system within lessons and as a form tutor;
create and promote positive strategies for challenging all forms of prejudice and harassment
and promoting British Values.
4. Strengthening Community
Contribute to:
• ensuring regular and effective communication with parents, governors and other key
stakeholders in supporting and improving students’ achievement and personal
• developing the school’s partnerships with parents, the local community, businesses, other
organisations and schools, to enhance and enrich the school and its values to the wider
• building a school culture and curriculum that takes account of the richness and diversity
of the school’s communities;
• promoting the concept of lifelong learning and family engagement with learning through

The duties outlined in this job description are in addition to those covered by the most recent
School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. Candidates will be expected to have
considered these in relation to the above post. Further to this the subject leader will be expected to comply with any reasonable requests from the Executive Headteacher and/or governors to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified within this job description.

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: Monday, 19 October 2020 at 9am

Additional allowances

Inclusive of Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR2a) payment.

As a Woodmansterne staff member, you can expect regular and relevant professional development, opportunities to work across phases, be creative and risk taking in your teaching, work closely with colleagues in planning and training. You will be an integral part of this wonderful school and supported by an experienced and supportive leadership team.

Why should you come and work with us?
- we have fantastic children and families (many schools say that, but we really do);
- half-price wrap around care if your child/ren attend Kids' City after school club provision (either at Woodmansterne or another school);
- we have an amazing new buildings with two fantastic libraries, dedicated ICT suites, specialist food rooms, science labs, music provision and well-resourced ICT rich learning spaces and a huge playing field;
- our exciting enriched curriculum
- you will be joining our team at an exciting stage of our journey as an all-through school;
- you will be supported by a highly experienced leadership team;
- our exciting, enriched curriculum is pupil-centred aimed at capturing every child's full learning potential;
- we are committed to staff well-being alongside professional and career development;
- we are a cohesive, friendly, highly-skilled and passionate staff body, committed to Woodmansterne’s values and ethos;
- the uniqueness of our all-though provision means exciting opportunities for cross-phase collaboration, leadership and management;
- our strong partnerships with families, the local community, other Lambeth schools and Teaching Alliances.

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 18
Education phase
Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1270 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18
Contact phone number
020 8764 1825

About Woodmansterne School

Working at Woodmansterne is never dull. Creative ideas are listened to and considered and challenge is encouraged. Staff here are keen and confident to go the extra mile, knowing that their input is valued and respected. Woodmansterne is a special place, ask anyone who has walked through our doors, the learning environment is calm and enriched; pupils, staff and parents are happy. Our goal is simple, to ‘achieve excellence together’, we do this by supporting each other and a relentless focus on inspiring our young people (and each other) to be the very best version of themselves that they can be. Woodmansterne has a diverse and vibrant community and as a school we benefit from this rich variety of cultures and traditions. Working closely across phases has ensured cohesion between staff, a greater understanding of effective transition and how children learn and flourish. Our children aged 3 to 15 have been able to share experiences and develop a strong and united voice. It has been a pioneering journey, one that we have embraced as a community, we have learnt from each other, risen to challenges and overcome obstacles together. As we move to the next stage of our development we intend to protect the uniqueness of our cross phase community and all-through provision. Working closely with our families and the wider community is something we are passionate about, we have links with the local food bank, run a community fridge, host community events for local elderly residents and in the future will be sharing our wonderful new facilities with the local community.
As a Woodmansterne staff member, you can expect regular and relevant professional development, opportunities to work across phases, be creative and risk taking in your teaching, work closely with colleagues in planning and training. You will be an integral part of this wonderful school and supported by an experienced and supportive leadership team.
Prospective applicants are always welcome to come and visit, please contact the HR Manager, Androulla Oritis on 020 8764 1825 or email:

Arranging a visit to Woodmansterne School

You can get a flavour of Woodmansterne by visiting our website, contact the HR Manager, Androulla Oritis on 020 8764 1825 or by email to

School location

Woodmansterne Road, London, SW16 5UQ

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