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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 to £46,525

Pay scale

Teachers Main/Upper pay range

Additional allowances

TLR2b, £5,348

What skills and experience we're looking for

Priory School has a long-standing history of academic excellence within a culture of strong pastoral care. We are proud of the highly successful rounded education we provide. Priory is a school where students are expected to work hard and as a result make excellent progress. Priory School is well regarded and is consistently oversubscribed.

The Governors wish to appoint a well-qualified, innovative and enthusiastic full time Subject Leader of Art and Photography for this popular and successful subject area. The successful applicant will have a highly successful track record of raising achievement in Art and/or Photography in order to drive further improvement within the department.

This an excellent opportunity for an experienced Subject Leader or an ambitious teacher with leadership qualities who wishes to develop Art and Photography in a fully inclusive secondary school setting.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a commitment to high expectations, with the ability to inspire, challenge and support both students and colleagues.
  • Be an inspirational, creative and outstanding teacher with a passion for Art and Photography.
  • Be dedicated to developing an ambitious curriculum for all.
  • Be passionate about ensuring that the Art and Photography department continues to deliver high quality teaching consistently in all lessons.

Priory has a strong commitment to the Arts, which has built and developed over many years and has a very strong presence within the school and local community. Staff in all the Arts subjects – Art, Dance, Drama and Music - work together with enthusiasm and commitment and provide an extra-curricular programme which is extensive, varied and well supported. The area is also well supported by the Senior Leadership Team. Facilities are good and include specialist rooms and studios for Drama, Dance, Music, Art and Photography.

The salary scale is Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale, £30,000 to £46,525 + TLR 2b (£5,348). An ability to teach KS3 and KS4 is essential. The role is being offered on a full-time basis, but the school also welcomes applications for flexible working.

In addition, Priory School are also seeking to appoint an Arts, Culture and Creativity Coordinator to work with the Visual and Performing Arts teams to take overall responsibility for delivering the school’s commitment to becoming the leading creative state secondary school in the region.

This is a whole school role to develop and implement a vision and plan to coordinate and embed arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum, working with a number of different key stakeholders in order to do so, including subject leaders, teachers, support staff and external agencies and providers, as well as the local community. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for this role once appointed.

Full details of the post and an application form can be downloaded directly from our school website at www.priory.e-sussex.sch.uk in Staff Vacancies They are also available from Personnel at Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XN. Telephone: 01273 476231 extension 211 or email: personnel@priory.e-sussex.sch.uk.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 19th April at 9am

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 25th April

Please return application forms to the Personnel Officer at the above address or email personnel@priory.e-sussex.sch.uk. Please note that if you have not received a response within 3 weeks of the closing date then we regret that your application has not been successful.

East Sussex County Council is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake, or currently hold, a DBS enhanced clearance for this authority.

What the school offers its staff

Priory School, Lewes is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school. We are proud of the highly successful rounded education we provide. At Priory, we have a long-standing history of academic excellence within a culture of strong pastoral care.

Priory is a school where students are expected to work hard and as a result make excellent progress. We believe in balancing the pursuit of academic excellence with the wellbeing of our community.Our broad and balanced curriculum reflectsthe community we serve. Priory School is well regarded and is consistently oversubscribed.

Our aim is for Priory to be the leading inclusive and creative state secondary school in the region, a school in which all students acquire powerful knowledge, feel a strong sense of social connection and belonging, and become ethically-aware citizens who are ready to confidently take their place in the world. Our school also aims to reflect the uniqueness of Lewes, historically and socially.

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):

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to personnel@priory.e-sussex.sch.uk

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About Priory School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1152 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01273 476231

11-16 mixed comprehensive school

School location

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