Are you seeking a new opportunity to join a highly successful comprehensive school that is committed to providing an outstanding education of excellence for all? Are you someone who is a passionate teacher of art? Would you thrive when working with other committed and innovative practitioners? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! The Halley Academy is now recruiting for a Teacher of Art to join us from April 2024 or earlier if possible.
This is a truly fantastic opportunity for a passionate teacher to become part of a well-established, highly collaborative and successful visual arts team that works hard to ensure that students enjoy a challenging, dynamic and rewarding visual arts curriculum. All students study art in Years 7-9 as part of our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, and the subject is popular at GCSE in Key Stage 4, and as part of the IB Diploma programme in Key Stage 5. Our curriculum is enriched through frequent visits to galleries in Central London, and work has commenced this January on our brand new, state-of-the-art visual and performing arts centre, to be completed in Spring 2024.
This is a part-time opportunity that offers a competitive MPS + Inner London salary, commensurate with experience. This role would also be suitable for NQTs, and we also welcome applications from prospective colleagues who wish to work a range of part-time ratios.
If this sounds like an environment within which you would like to work, apply to join our team from April 2024 or earlier if possible. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, flexible, well organised and able to work as part of a team, as well as having the ability to work alone when required.
We deem this to be a great position on the basis that;
- We offer a vibrant and committed visual arts department that is passionate about art and dedicated to supporting students throughout their learning experience and securing the best possible outcomes.
- We offer pupils the very best in learning opportunities by delivering high-quality teaching via our bespoke curriculum, alongside inspiring extracurricular opportunities.
- We believe in developing staff into outstanding practitioners through our excellent CPD programmes.
- This is further supported through our membership of the Leigh Academies Trust which provides regular teach-meets and co-operative training sessions within the trust to facilitate staff and student growth.
Suitable and interested candidates are encouraged to make contact with Ben Russell (Principal), by contacting him on email@example.com
Key responsibilities, as outlined in the job description, include;
- Set high expectations that inspire, motivate, and challenge students.
- Promote good progress and outcomes by students.
- Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.
- Plan and teach well-structured lessons.
- Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students.
- Make accurate and productive use of assessment.
- Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.
The Halley Academy has a diverse and dynamic staffing body of committed, creative and hardworking educators who enjoy coming to work as they benefit from:
- A calm, organised and professional learning environment;
- An academy culture that is committed to the holistic development of children;
- Evidenced-based teaching and learning policies rotted in the strongest possible evidence about how children learn best;
- A clear and consistent behaviour policy which ensures that disruption to learning is minimal;
- A visible and approachable leadership team;
- A comprehensive weekly CPD programme that supports all staff in their academic and pastoral roles;
- Opportunities to collaborate with, and learn from, colleagues across the Leigh Academies Trust.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 31geographically organised academies (15secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity:As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.
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