22 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    6 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £28,000 - £43,685

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified teacher status.
  • Evidence of recent and relevant CPD.
  • Relevant degree.
  • Understanding of current trends in education both nationally and internationally.
  • PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in a secondary school or equivalent.
  • Teaching across KS3 and KS4.
  • Teaching across the ability range.
  • Participation within school wide systems e.g. assessment, CPD.
  • Contact with parents or carers.
  • Evidence of student achievement.
  • Ability to teach Art
  • Ability to become an ‘Outstanding’ classroom teacher (if not already).
  • Able to inspire, challenge and motivate students.
  • Ability to track student data and develop effective interventions.
  • Anticipate problems, develop creative solutions within the context of the classroom.
  • Set and achieve ambitious, challenging goals and targets for self.
  • Listen to and reflect on feedback from others.
  • High level of oral, written and ICT skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills (eg speaking to large groups of pupils/parents/staff etc).
  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with individuals and groups.
  • Prioritise, plan and organise self.
  • Awareness of student progress and intervention strategies.

What the school offers its staff

  • Weekly staff briefing updates.
  • ECT Support and new staff meetings in the first year.
  • Significant investment in your continuing professional development each year.
  • Performance Management based progress through the teacher pay scales.
  • A classroom fully equipped with interactive whiteboard.
  • A team of dedicated Teaching & Learning ambassadors.
  • An outstanding school with modern, state of the art facilities.
  • Access to the Portsmouth City Council ‘My Rewards’ scheme

o Carplus– a salary sacrifice scheme where you offset some of your salary each month in exchange for a brand new, fully maintained car – and can save you money on tax and national insurance.

o Cycle scheme– a salary sacrifice scheme where you offset some of your salary each month in exchange for a brand new bicycle – and can save you money on tax and national insurance.

o AVC Wise– a salary sacrafice shared cost additional voluntary contributions scheme which offers additional savings to standard AVCs – and saves you money on national insurance contributions and income tax.

o Discountson a wide range of goods and services – access a range of discounts and offers from thousands of restaurants, shops and more.

o Salary finance– offering simple savings, access to salary as it is earned, and affordable loans – all underpinned by accessible, engaging financial education.

o Travel loans– purchase an annual First bus, Stagecoach, Hover travel, Gosport or Wightlink ferry pass via ten monthly deductions from your net salary

o Monthly offers and competitions.

  • Regular Department, Year Group and Staff meetings.

New staff are given training and induction.

Further details about the role

The school is looking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and successful Art Teacher to join the art department, to start in September 2023. You will have a key role in teaching Art to GCSE level and will enjoy the support of an effective group of colleagues in a school committed to achieving the highest standards. Philosophy is also an option which could be taught by the right candidate. This role is full time.

We aim to provide a stimulating and comfortable learning environment that encourages students to take risks, discover artistic strengths and express themselves visually with confidence and individuality. We equip students with a broad range of practical artistic skills necessary for them to be independent and solve their own challenges.

If you think you have the passion and drive to help us move forward with this role and have experience of teaching Key Stage 3 & 4 Art to all abilities then we look forward to hearing from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

In line with Safer Recruitment guidance, we DO NOT accept CV’s. The school is committed to safeguarding and the promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of appointment

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@saintedmunds.org.uk

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About St Edmund's Catholic School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1098 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02392 892585

St Edmund’s is a popular Voluntary Aided secondary school in the heart of Portsmouth and serves a wide area. It is an Outstanding school (Ofsted 2022) serving a diverse population.

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