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Photography and Art Teacher

The Castle School, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 1HT

This job expired on 19 May 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    5 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS - UPS

Photography and Art Teacher job summary

Join us in Providing a Great Education for Every Child

CSET is committed to equal opportunities and encourages applicants from all backgrounds and communities, as we recognise the importance and benefit this has for our pupils.

The Castle School is excited to be recruiting for a part time, permanent Photography Teacher to join our innovative Art Faculty in September 2022.

About us

Here at The Castle School, situated in the leafy suburbs of Thornbury, we are proud of our strong track record of academic achievement and pastoral care for our students. We are passionate about teaching and learning; our students’ experience of education has a long-lasting impact and prepares them for life beyond school.

At the heart of what we do is our vision to be an exceptional school at the heart of the community where every student has the curiosity, skills and confidence to make the world a better place.

We value kindness, fairness and aspiration and expect that our students and staff will work hard, will be kind and will be respectful to one another.

We’re proud of our vibrant, thriving Sixth Form that continues to demonstrate and sustain academic and vocational success.

Following our latest Ofsted inspection in November 2021, we remain a ‘Good’ school. The report said of the Headteacher and Senior Leaders: ‘together they have ensured high standards in pupils’ behaviour. They have gained the confidence of the staff.’

We can offer you:

A commitment to CPD and development of allow all staff to thrive, including collaborative support within the school and the Trust
A clear curriculum vision and focus on evidence-based practice
Commitment to inclusivity and fostering of diversity
Values, ethos and vision that are lived
An open and honest culture
An established programme of support in place for Early Career Teachers which includes weekly 1:1 coaching from an assigned Lead Practitioner, support within Faculty areas, and access to a wider support network across the Trust
The opportunity to work within an accomplished faculty who are dedicated to working together collaboratively

About the Arts Department (Art and Photography)

You will be joining a lively and thriving arts department. We offer a broad and exciting KS3 curriculum of art and design in which all students are encouraged to think independently and express themselves creatively. Staff have creative freedom within the curriculum to utilise their own skills and draw inspiration from contemporary sources as well as the more traditional. Collaboration and discussion about projects and schemes of work is highly valued in the department. At GCSE we offer Art and Design, Fine Art and Photography and have a significant uptake each year. These experiences feed into the wide selection of art A Levels we offer and where students perform above the national average, with many taking up places on arts based courses at University. At A Level we offer Fine Art, 3D Design, Textiles, Graphics and Photography. We have a full time technician and the arts are highly valued and supported throughout the school. The Octagon is a designated gallery space in school and students' work is celebrated around the school.

About the role

To support and challenge all students to achieve their full potential within this subject area so as to enable their confidence and knowledge to ensure academic success. The postholder will be expected to act as a role model to all students upholding the school values, and at all times promoting the safety and welfare of young people in accordance with CSET/School policies and procedures and any associated guidance.

This role requires you to be creative, innovative and agile with your thoughts and approach. You will be Photoshop proficient and have an excellent knowledge of the requirements of a secondary school Photography Curriculum. You will be able to build effective relationships with your peers and colleagues across the Trust, so will be personable and approachable. You will be innovative with a ‘finger on the pulse’ of any new or developing technology or concepts. You will be a positive role model for the students, modelling and setting high standards as well as consistently implementing school policies and actively building positive, supportive relationships. You will provide a safe and secure environment in which students are stimulated to value and enjoy learning and are encouraged to become caring, responsible citizens.

In order to apply for this role please complete an application form by 9am on Thursday 19th May, 2022.

Please know that depending on the number of applications received we may decide to close the advert early. If you do not hear from us by a week after the closing date then please assume that you have not been shortlisted for an interview. We wish you all the best in your future and ask that you join our E-Teach Talent Pool so as to keep up to date with all of our latest current opportunities.

Safeguarding Statement
CSET is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check.

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About The Castle School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1511 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Here at The Castle School, situated in the leafy suburbs of Thornbury, we are proud of our strong track record of academic achievement and pastoral care for our students. We are passionate about teaching and learning; our students’ experience of education has a long-lasting impact and prepares them for life beyond school.

At the heart of what we do is our vision to be an exceptional school at the heart of the community where every student has the curiosity, skills and confidence to make the world a better place.

We value kindness, fairness and aspiration and expect that our students and staff will work hard, will be kind and will be respectful to one another.

We’re proud of our vibrant, thriving Sixth Form that continues to demonstrate and sustain academic and vocational success.

Following our latest Ofsted inspection in November 2021, we remain a ‘Good’ school. The report said of the Headteacher and Senior Leaders: ‘together they have ensured high standards in pupils’ behaviour. They have gained the confidence of the staff.’

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