Teacher of Art & Design (temporary until August 2020) Chestnut Grove School, London

Job description

We seek a dynamic and inspiring teacher of Art & Design to join our vibrant Art department. Art is a popular option at both GCSE and A Level and is a pivotal feature of our curriculum. All students study Art in KS3, with many engaging in our Specialist Enrichment curriculum. We offer three GCSEs, in Visual Art, Graphic Communication and Textiles and have a dedicated Sixth Form studio for our popular Fine Art A level course. Chestnut Grove was the first specialist Arts College in the country and the legacy of this specialism remains a strong feature of the academy’s ethos.

Chestnut Grove is a high performing, 11-18, multicultural school in Balham, South London. We have recently completed a multi-million pound building programme which has provided staff and students with a modern buildings and plenty of green space. There are plans to expand the school further by 2020. Our motto is a ‘Creative Learning Community’, demonstrating a commitment to providing our students with an innovative and exciting curriculum.

This post is suitable for an NQT or a more experienced practitioner, for whom excellent support would be available.

Further information and an application pack is available from the school’s website: www.chestnutgrove.wandsworth.sch.uk, or by contacting Ms Payen on 0208 673 8737

CLOSING DATE: Friday 15th November, 2019 at noon
Chestnut Grove is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Essential educational requirements

Relevant qualification to teach Art & Design to an advanced level

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

• Evidence of successful teaching across a wide range of abilities

• Up to date knowledge of the Art & Design curriculum and assessment procedures

• Knowledge and understanding of the processes by which students can achieve highly.

• Excellent organisational and classroom management skills;

• Ability to analyse and use data to set and monitor targets;

• The ability to motivate and inspire students to achieve their potential

Employee benefits

As the lead partner in the Wandle Teaching School Alliance we are able to offer exceptional opportunities for professional development.

About Chestnut Grove School

A secondary academy for 11-19 years with just over 1,000 students, growing towards 1,300 with 250 in the 6th form. Chestnut Grove is part of the Wandle Learning Trust which includes the Wandle Teaching School Alliance. The school is conveniently situated close to Balham main line and tube stations. For full details of the school's ethos, curriculum and performance, please visit our website.

Chestnut Grove, London, SW12 8JZ
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