Teacher of Art and Photography Quarrydale Academy, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Job description

To carry out the statutory professional duties of a school teacher required under the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) and in accordance with the Teachers’ Standards relevant to the postholder’s career stage.

Essential educational requirements

• A degree in the relevant subject(s)
• Recognised teaching qualification or working towards recognised teaching qualification.

Essential qualifications

• A degree in the relevant subject(s)
• Recognised teaching qualification or working towards recognised teaching qualification.

Essential skills and experience

• Plan effectively across the age and ability range
• Plan, set and assess homework to sustain progress or extend and consolidate learning
• Teach challenging, well-organised lessons and sequences of lessons across the age and ability range
• Teach engaging and motivating lessons
• Able to accurately assess, monitor and provide feedback
• Review the impact of feedback and guide learners on how to improve their attainment
• Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment, managing learners’ behaviour constructively and promoting self-control, independence and cooperation
• Know the assessment requirements for the subject
• Has a secure knowledge and understanding of their subject curriculum and related pedagogy
• Use literacy, numeracy and ICT skills to support their teaching and other wider professional activities
• Know and can follow safeguarding procedures

Employee benefits

• a subsidised pension scheme
• use of the Academy's sports facilities and gym
• a strong commitment to your continuing professional development and training opportunities
• close, convenient links to the M1 junction 28, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield
• close access to the peak district, national park and popular historical sites
• A supportive environment in which your talents will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded
• Perkbox (including Employee Assistance Programme and Perkbox Medical)

About Quarrydale Academy

Quarrydale is a mixed 11-18 academy of around 1100 pupils, with approximately 130 sixth formers. We are situated in the town of Sutton-in-Ashfield, which is located between Sherwood Forest, the peak district and the City of Nottingham. Connections to major conurbations in the region are excellent, housing is affordable and access to leisure facilities, and areas of cultural, natural and industrial heritage is good. The academy itself is a popular and exciting place to work, with a friendly atmosphere and a real sense of team work. The students are well behaved and Ofsted graded us as ‘Good’ in March 2017. The education we offer at Quarrydale is built around a highly qualified team of staff committed to delivering a quality education to all our students in a calm, safe and secure environment where high quality learning can take place effectively. We work in partnership with parents to ensure that every child receives the best possible education and takes pride in being part of our successful and caring community. At Quarrydale we combine our traditional values with the very latest teaching methods and technologies to inspire our students to succeed in everything they do. We have very high expectations of our students and place great emphasis on self-discipline, self-respect, hard work, achievement and high standards of behaviour. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence, both in terms of the achievement of students and the quality of educational provision we deliver on a daily basis. We want to encourage all learners to develop a love of learning and enable everyone to reach the highest standards of which they are capable of.

Stoneyford Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 2DU
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