Subject Leader for Art and Design

Uplands Community College, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6AZ

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    26 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



MPS1 to UPS3

Subject Leader for Art and Design job summary

Do you have the necessary skills and attributes to become an integral part of our community? Would you like to work in a welcoming and vibrant rural school? If you have the relevant skills, you could join a friendly staff dedicated to providing an outstanding educational experience. Uplands is a school committed to staff development, where individual needs are supported through a variety of development opportunities.

The faculty consists of two teachers with a small number of additional hours taught by a part-time member of staff. There is also collaboration with the design and technology department. In addition, the art department have supported the music and drama teachers to produce a high-quality annual school production. In 2022 we staged ‘The Addams Family’ in our brand-new Emma Watson Theatre. The faculty has good accommodation and benefits from a new kiln and a part-time art technician.

The successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate resilience, motivation, and commitment, acting as a role model for students. A genuine passion for learning and belief in every student is essential.

There is a commitment to planning engaging and purposeful lessons with clear modelling in order for students to gain the knowledge they need to make the next steps. Colleagues use regular formative assessment in every lesson to reduce the knowing-doing gap. We actively promote reading to build on students’ cultural capital, improve vocabulary acquisition and to support their personal development.

Additional allowances

TLR 2 - point dependent upon experience

Applying for the job

Applications must be completed fully. Incomplete applications will not be considered. CVs are not accepted.

Applications should be returned (ideally electronically) to Miss D. Atkinson, HR and Marketing Manager, before the deadline. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

We reserve the right to interview applicants before the deadline and an appointment may be made before this date.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Uplands Community College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
774 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Uplands will be converting to an Academy in September 2022 and will be a member of the MARK Education Trust (formally Beacon Community College Academy Trust). The acronym MARK was selected because staff who work in the trust are motivated, ambitious, resourceful, and knowledgeable. This partnership will provide many exciting opportunities for professional development, and the sharing of good practice across the two schools. This is the start of a new era for Uplands and an excellent time to join our thriving rural school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to references and enhanced DBS clearance.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Arranging a visit to Uplands Community College

Please email Donna Atkinson to request a school visit -

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