2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Subject

Art & Design

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS Plus TLR 2c £7,500 per annum

Learning Director of Visual Arts job summary

Learning Director of Visual Arts

We are a vibrant, forward-thinking school that places significant value on professional learning and career development. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated and innovative leader who will add value to this already thriving curriculum area. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong subject knowledge and be able to teach throughout all Key Stages and have a desire to build strong relationships within the team and across the school. We believe all students have the right to develop their capabilities and skills to thrive in their studies and take them to the next level.

The Visual Arts department is a friendly, hard-working team, committed to stimulating students’ interest and enjoyment in their studies, in addition to, consistently producing outstanding examination results. The faculty is comprised of Fine Art, Textiles, Photography, 3D Design and Food. The strong team ethos of collaborative planning and shared resources enables students to make excellent progress across all key stages. Students are encouraged to be active learners and develop a confident voice to feel suitably ready for the next stage of their lives.

Kingsthorpe College is an oversubscribed 11-18 Academy with approximately 1400 students on roll (200 students Post 16). We were graded by Ofsted Good in all areas in December 2019. In September 2021, we joined Orbis Education Trust, and this has unlocked further possibilities for colleagues to develop, progress, and make significant contribution to inspiring the students within our schools. We therefore believe it is an exciting time to join #TeamKC and be part of a community which is resolute in its drive to help our students leave with the confidence and skills for their future.

Please look at our website https://www.kingsthorpecollege.org.uk for a comprehensive view of our school.

Ethical leadership is at the core of all decision making at Kingsthorpe College. As such, staff are valued, treated with respect and afforded a diverse range of opportunities that come with professional trust. We place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a staff team to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience with our students. Every member of staff is involved in a variety of professional learning programmes that take place every Wednesday across the academic year. All teachers are members of the Chartered College of Teaching providing access to the latest evidence and research.

We have also implemented a bespoke leadership programme enabling staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership. This has provided a number of promotional opportunities for staff within the school and wherever possible, we will promote from within our trust. We believe that Kingsthorpe College provides something unique and the perfect environment in which both staff and students have opportunities to flourish and grow in a world of possibilities.

The position will start in September 2024

Closing date for applications is: Monday 15th April 2024 at 9:00am

(We may interview suitable candidates before the closing date)

To apply for this role, please visit: https://mynewterm.com/jobs/138932/EDV-2024-KC-19911

If you have any queries, please contact the school.

t: 01604 716106

e: recruitment@kingsthorpecollege.org.uk

Kingsthorpe College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Commitment to safeguarding

Kingsthorpe College Safeguarding Policy is available to download in the 'Policies' area of our website.

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About Kingsthorpe College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1422 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Kingsthorpe College is the kind of school which is dedicated to ensuring that we make a difference, in any way that we can, to both our community and our young people. We are passionate about providing opportunities for all our students to achieve artistic, athletic and academic excellence. We very much believe that our role is to help develop successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens. In addition to ensuring that all our young people achieve their potential in these areas, there is also a genuine commitment to respect for individuals which is demonstrated in the daily life of the College.

One of the first things you notice when you walk into the College is how friendly everybody is to each other – how frequently people smile, take an interest in other people, and find something positive and encouraging to say. We always take the time to celebrate success.

For us, high quality relationships are at the heart of everything that we do. We want our young people to be happy, confident, curious, and resilient learners. We know that this can only happen if relationships, built on trust and mutual respect, are central to all aspects of our work. We believe that when young people feel safe and secure, everything is possible, and we promise to do our utmost to make sure that we unlock the potential in everyone.

All we can ask from our students is that they do their best, and we value hard work, determination, and thoughtfulness highly. We want all our young people to ask themselves just one question at the end of every day – was I better today than I was yesterday? So whilst passing exams, and gaining the necessary qualifications to take that next step, is hugely important, we are equally committed to providing our young people with the space and resources to develop their character. We are proud of the extracurricular provision that we are able to offer, and we work hard to give our students plenty of opportunities to develop their confidence and creativity – both in and out of lessons.

We also believe in clarity of communication, and the power of feedback. We always welcome open and honest dialogue between all those involved in and with the College. We are committed to a restless excellence which can only be achieved through regular feedback, and you will always find us receptive to this. We are excited and optimistic about what the future holds for the young people and community which we serve.

Of course the best way to experience KC is by visiting us, and you will always find our doors open. If you would like to come and see us, please do get in touch.

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