Subject Leader of Art
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale + TLR (£30,000 - £46525)
Job starts: April 2024
Closing date: Monday 19th February 2024 at 12 Noon
Interview Date: Friday 23rd February 2024
We are an outstanding grammar school, for children of all genders, with outstanding provision for our young people. Our Vision is to pioneer a grammar school education which equips the visionaries of tomorrow.
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School is seeking to employ a subject leader of art to join our Design Faculty, and enhance our provision further. This is an excellent opportunity to join a hard-working and ambitious team, who aim to provide all students with access to outstanding creative opportunities across a range of subjects. Art is a popular option at KS4 and KS5 with 110 students currently studying GCSE and 38 studying A-Level. Art sits within the Design Faculty along with design and technology, food and nutrition, and computer science.
The successful candidate will have a high level of technical knowledge and be able to teach at all key stages, including A-level. Our students are keen to learn and challenge themselves, with many going on to art and design related degree courses, or apprenticeships upon leaving school. You will be flexible, positive in your approach, and able to work as part of a dynamic team. You will line manage one other teacher of art and a non-teaching technician. You will be willing to participate fully in a busy and successful school.
Applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside outstanding practitioners in an environment which fosters high achievement and high standards. SHFGS offers extensive CPD pathways and will support the right candidate in developing their leadership skills and career aspirations.
We can offer you:
an outstanding school full of students who are committed to learning
a welcoming team committed to staff well-being and professional development
a vibrant community in which staff and students thrive through a commitment to academic study, a passion for creative arts, a drive for sporting endeavour and a devotion to championing personal development
We would like you to:
fully commit to our Vision, Mission and Values (see above and below)
fully commit to the safeguarding of all students and to inclusion
Have high expectations of yourself, and our students
be committed to improving the life chances of young people from diverse backgrounds
be willing to commit to life beyond the academic curriculum
We encourage applications from those candidates with ‘protected characteristics’ as set out in the Equalities Act 2010. We are committed to developing a workforce that is representative of the communities in which we work.
The Trust operates rigorous ‘safer recruitment’ practices, and the successful candidates will be required to undertake a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Please follow instructions for further information on the role and to apply.
For further information on the context, mission and values of SHFGS, please click on the link ‘Learn more about this school’.
Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified deadline if a suitable candidate is found.
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