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Teacher of Art and Photography

Newfield Secondary School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9JP

This job expired on 30 January 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Application deadline

    30 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (Approximately 12 months, subject to the postholder's return)

Salary

£25,714 - £41,604

Teacher of Art and Photography job summary

Teacher of Art and Photography Main Pay Range £25,714 - £41,604 Maternity Cover 1.0 FTE Thank you for your interest in our Teacher of Art and Photography role at Newfield School. Mercia Learning Trust, one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region, changes the lives of over 3000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow. Newfield School is part of the Mercia Learning Trust, a local and ambitious Trust that is dedicated to improving the life chances and careers of its students and those professionals working within it. Newfield School is a valued partner and driving force within the Trust. The students and staff of our school are brave, proud, work very hard and take advantage of the variety of opportunities that are available to them. It is an exciting time to work at Newfield School. We are building on our ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement and have a set of ambitious priorities that will make our school truly remarkable. Would you like to be a driving force for these changes and make a real difference in our school and across the Trust? Newfield School is a special place to work. Our students are well-behaved and ambitious. Our staff are dedicated to improving the life chances of all our young people. The core business of teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. We have high expectations of our staff but we also value and look after them. We balance hard work with meaningful and tailored professional development, great practice every day with a manageable workload. Our school is successful. If you are reading this, you will have ‘googled’ our performance. We will continue to make exceptional progress with our students this year and into the future. Our values drive all we do at Newfield School and we believe that ‘achievement leads to opportunity and choice’. • We are high performing because we are curious and have a thirst for knowledge. • We are considerate and value our community. • We succeed through dedication and relentless ambition. At Newfield School we believe that our students are future scholars in their chosen fields and that teachers are the experts in the classroom who should impart their knowledge to students. We use the best evidence to lead our approach to learning and teaching, and follow approaches that are supported by cognitive science. As a result, lessons are structured around the explicit teaching and assessment of knowledge. They are characterised by rapid progress, whole class drills, repetition of facts, teacher led instruction and high performance regardless of ability or background. We support applications from candidates who understand and support our approach to teaching and learning. Imaginative and committed, you will have a passion for your subject, high standards of professionalism and high expectations of students. The successful applicant will be part of a highly effective arts team and will contribute to the arts curriculum across the school to build on improving GCSE performance. If this excites you and you believe you have the necessary skills for this role, we would welcome your interest and application. Further information and details about how to apply can be found on the school website or by emailing recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk. For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Ruth Cressey, PA to the Headteacher on 0114 255 7331 or email rcressey@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk. We welcome visits to the school prior to application. Closing date for applications is Sunday 30 January 2022 Interviews are expected to take place w/c 7 February 2022 The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.  
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About Newfield Secondary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1031 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Dear Colleague

Thank you for your interest in joining Newfield School. This is an excellent opportunity to join our great school and to play role in shaping the provision of education and lifelong learning opportunities for our students. We believe that ‘Achievement Leads to Opportunity and Choice’ and our three core values underpin and drive all that we do for our students;
• We are high performing because we are curious and have a thirst for knowledge;
• We are considerate and value our community;
• We succeed through commitment and relentless ambition.

Irrespective of starting point, family background or ability each and every child that walks through our school doors deserves a quality first education. We are passionate about the numbers of students who are classed as disadvantaged making the same as, if not more, progress than their advantaged peers. Therefore, we lead a high functioning school that gives children true social justice and the opportunity to make the best of their education ensuring no doors are closed in their future. Achieving qualifications alongside our commitment to exciting and engaging extra-curricular offer means our students have opportunity and choice following their rich education at Newfield School.

Newfield School is a truly special place to work. The core business of teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. We have high expectations of our staff but we also value and look after them. We balance hard work with meaningful and tailored professional development, great practice every day with a manageable workload. Our school has a proven consistent record of success and we will continue to make exceptional progress with our students this year and into the future.

We believe that our students are future scholars in their chosen fields and that teachers are the experts in the classroom who should impart their knowledge to students. We use the best evidence to lead our approach to learning and teaching and follow approaches that are supported by cognitive science. As a result, lessons are structured around the explicit teaching and assessment of knowledge. They are characterised by rapid progress, whole class drills, repetition of facts, teacher led instruction and high performance regardless of ability or background.

The climate for learning in our school is very positive and this is underpinned by very high expectations of behaviour, dress and attitude to learning. Our students are wellbehaved and ambitious. All staff are consistent in their high expectations and approach to discipline and the Senior Team have a high presence day in day out in our school. Newfield School is a valued partner and driving force within the Mercia Learning Trust, a local and ambitious Trust that is dedicated to improving the life chances and careers of its students and those professionals working within it. The Trust is one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region and changes the lives of over 3000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow.

This is an exciting time for us as we move towards being a truly exceptional school. Our reputation is growing and our challenge now is not just to sustain but to surpass our recent GCSE performances, to lead the way on pedagogy, to deliver effective and exciting learning at the highest level and to become a beacon school for training, research and professional development.

We support applications from candidates who understand and support our approach to teaching and learning. Imaginative and committed, you will have a passion for your subject, high standards of professionalism and high expectations of students.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact officemanager@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk .

If this excites you and you believe you have the necessary skills for this role, I would welcome your interest and application. I look forward to meeting you.

Yours faithfully

Emma Anderson
Headteacher

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