Teacher of Art and Photography West Lakes Academy, Egremont, Cumbria

Job description

MPR/UPR; Full time from January 2020.

• Excellent professional development opportunities.
• A friendly and supportive learning environment with excellent student/staff relationships
• An exciting, modern state-of-the-art building with unrivalled facilities
• We offer a comprehensive programme of CPD.

West Lakes Academy was inspected in March 2017 and judged to be outstanding in all aspects. A key strength of this report was "Pupils currently in the school are making rapid and sustained progress across all subject areas." We are looking for someone who can improve on that already outstanding performance.

We are a thriving, ambitious and forward thinking 11-18 academy situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake District. Our modern £26m building provides outstanding facilities, incorporating cutting edge technology which creates a bright and motivational learning environment. As a Teaching School and Multi Academy Trust we are building strong links with other schools in the local area and nationally. This role therefore provides significant career development opportunities as we continue to grow. We offer a comprehensive programme of individualised, evidence based CPD as well as encouraging colleagues to further their development through courses such as the National Professional Qualifications, a Masters degree, or supporting extra-curricular qualifications.

The academy’s Sponsors - Sellafield Limited, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the University of Central Lancashire have each played an important role in its success and are committed to its continued improvement.

The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for the past 6 years, last year seeing 438 applications for 180 places. At the time of advertising we have 1241 students on roll.

We wish to appoint a creative and dynamic practitioner who is passionate about teaching Art and photography, to contribute to our successful department. You will have the ability to teach across all key stages with the drive and commitment to enthuse and inspire pupils at all learning levels.

Our results are amongst the best in the country at both GCSE and A Level and continue to be an extremely popular option at both Key stages.

We can offer a friendly and supportive learning environment with excellent student/staff relationships, unrivalled art and photography facilities in our state-of-the-art building and great professional development opportunities.

We welcome applications from newly qualified teachers.

For an informal discussion about this role or to arrange a visit, please contact, Barry Simpson, Vice Principal or Rachel Lowrey, Head of Art and Photography, on 01946 820356.

West Lakes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure with regulated activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further details and application forms are available from our website www.westlakesacademy.org.uk The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Friday 25th October 2019. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 29th October 2019

Essential educational requirements

Good relevant degree in the subject to be taught
Art qualification
Evidence of continuing professional development

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status

Essential skills and experience

An outstanding teacher
An ability to use strategies to improve pupil attainment
Excellent organiser
An ability be an active team member, to achieve the Academy’s aims
An ability to communicate clearly to a number of different audiences
An ability to encourage and motivate and enable students
An ability to promote strong links with parents and the wider community
A competent user of ICT

Employee benefits

• Excellent professional development opportunities.
• A friendly and supportive learning environment with excellent student/staff relationships
• An exciting, modern state-of-the-art building with unrivalled facilities
• We offer a comprehensive programme of CPD.


About West Lakes Academy

We are a thriving, ambitious and forward thinking 11-18 academy situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake District. Our modern £26m building provides outstanding facilities, incorporating cutting edge technology which creates a bright and motivational learning environment. As a Teaching School and Multi Academy Trust we are building strong links with other schools in the local area and nationally. This role therefore provides significant career development opportunities as we continue to grow. We offer a comprehensive programme of individualised, evidence based CPD as well as encouraging colleagues to further their development through courses such as the National Professional Qualifications, a Masters degree, or supporting extra-curricular qualifications. The academy’s Sponsors - Sellafield Limited, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the University of Central Lancashire have each played an important role in its success and are committed to its continued improvement.

Address
Main Street, Egremont, Cumbria, CA22 2DQ
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
West Lakes Academy website (opens in a new window)