Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Art and design

Working pattern

Full time: Full time Mon-Fri.

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

R & R available for the right candidate (£2000)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Art Teacher who is knowledgeable and passionate about their subject

Our Art Department are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated Art Teacher with a love of education to join the team to encourage all pupils to make progress in this subject no matter their ability. There are currently three highly committed teachers who strive for excellence, enjoying a range of traditional and progressive methodology and contributing to the academic life of the school. Teachers at Cove strive for academic excellence in all we do in an environment that cares and supports pupils.

Commitment, hard work and passion are highly valued attributes at Cove School. We value and support our staff and you'll have the chance to develop your skills with a comprehensive and varied Professional Studies Programme. Cove School has a ‘vibrant and thriving CPD programme’ (Ofsted 2018)

The Art Department is a strong department which consistently achieves good outcomes. We offer Fine Art, 3D Art, Textile Art and Graphic Communication. A well-resourced department; the subject is taught in three well-equipped, specialist art rooms, one of which houses a kiln room. We also have a part-time Art Technician working with the department. The Art department run excellent trips for pupils such as visits to the V&A and Warner Studio Tours.

We are looking to appoint a colleague who will:

  • Engage, enthuse, motivate and challenge pupils in order for them to excel academically
  • Have relentlessly high expectations of themselves and pupils
  • Have excellent subject knowledge
  • Be willing to teach across the full age range of pupils; year 7 to year 11
  • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the department and wider school through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observation, collaborative teaching, mentoring and active participation in continuing professional studies programme
  • Teach a standard timetable allocation
  • Make a positive contribution to the efficient running of the department, including, setting and marking examinations, attending departmental meetings and undertaking administrative and other tasks as delegated by the Curriculum Leader
  • Actively safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Support the schools’ aims and objectives for teaching and learning
  • Adhere to and promote all school policies and procedures

Person Specification:

  • Good level degree in a directly related subject (desirable)
  • Thorough knowledge of the (13-16) subject Curriculum (GCSE)
  • Recognised teaching qualification, such as a PGCE, or equivalent experience
  • Awareness of Safeguarding requirements and good practice
  • Good level of IT literacy
  • Be capable of delivering inspirational and informative lessons to the full age and ability range of pupils at the school
  • Be able to demonstrate a positive and authoritative rapport with pupils
  • Excellent and effective classroom management skills
  • Have excellent communication skills to enable effective dialogue with pupils, parents, staff and visitors
  • Be organised and self-motivated, with a proven record for meeting targets and deadlines

What the school offers its staff

  • Access to an exceptional Professional Studies Programme
  • Access to Hampshire Local Authority, Tom Bennet’s Behaviour Hub Programme, Subject Specific CPD and an in-house CPD
  • Bespoke Art in house CPD
  • A dedicated Behaviour Team who support teachers with behaviour around the school site daily, run internal exclusions and detentions
  • Access to the RAS (Raising Aspirations Team) who help and support students pastorally. Team members are trained in a variety of counselling and interventions to support students
  • To be part of a school which has a real ‘team approach’ where you will be valued and supported
  • A well-resourced curriculum area including your own laptop
  • Contribution to the Teacher’s Pension Scheme
  • A dedicated Teaching and Learning training room
  • A staff room with complimentary refreshments and food provided on whole school events such as Parents’ Evenings

Commitment to safeguarding

Cove School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
As part of Keeping Children Safe in Education we may perform an online search as part of our due diligence checks on shortlisted candidates. This search could be carried out across publicly accessible social media platforms, blogs, or professional networks.

Applying for the job

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About Cove School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
961 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01252 542397

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