Teacher of Art

King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9ET

This job expired on 25 February 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    25 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    19 January 2022

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Main Scale / UPS

Teacher of Art job summary

Teacher of Art
Salary: Main Scale /UPS (0.4FTE)

We wish to appoint for September 2022, a well-qualified, enthusiastic teacher of Art to teach at all key stages. The successful applicant will be joining a specialist team that has a consistently impressive track record of securing high achievement at GCSE.

We aim to consolidate recent developments and move the School on to higher achievements, while improving the facilities we provide for the students and staff. Recent developments include substantial work on the curriculum, teaching and learning and also on monitoring, evaluation and review.

Applications are welcomed from newly qualified teachers and experienced teachers alike.

For further details and an application pack and/or to arrange a visit please contact Agnieszka Uzlis (HR Manager) on 0121 507 8269 ext.208 or email auzlis@handsworth.bham.sch.uk or visit the School website www.handsworth.bham.sch.uk

Closing date for applications is midday on 25th February 2022
Interviews will be held on wc 7th March 2022

We place a priority on safeguarding children and are an equal opportunity employer

Art Department
At KEVI Handsworth Grammar school for boys, all students in years 7,8 and 9 follow a broad and exciting programme of study. Art and design provide pupils with the tools to be creative, ambitious and resilient. Our students are engaged in the formal elements of Art and Design from the outset, whilst working creatively in drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, print and other media.
At Key Stage 3, students are taught to build up their skills with a range of media and are given strategies to become more independent learners. They use this knowledge and understanding to develop a lively personal sketchbook and go on to develop their ideas to produce original outcomes inspired by other artists and designers. Each year, students will refine and develop their skills, gradually taking more control over the direction of their work.
At GCSE and A Level, students refine their skills and work to clear objectives whilst experimenting with a wide range of materials and techniques. They are given more freedom to express themselves and are encouraged to develop a deeper meaning behind their work, pushing the boundaries of art and design to create original, complex, and sophisticated ideas inspired by a wide range of sources.
It is a very lively and busy department, with students using the facilities before school, break times and lunch times to build on what they are creating in lessons. There are also opportunities for after school support and extra-curricular clubs.

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About King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1053 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School (HGS), (a Specialist Mathematics and Computing School under the auspices of the SSAT) was opened in 1862 with 59 boys and has faithfully served the locality ever since. Even then, the boys came from far and wide to receive their education here and that has not changed – even though we also now have girls in the Sixth Form. While about 40% of the students come from the locality, the remainder come to the School from distances in excess of twenty miles. Our intake, being the top 40% of the ability range, is broader than any other selective School. Community links are maintained and developed by many of our students helping with various projects, including the Youth Parliament and Primary Outreach projects. Involvement in the community has been a great strength of the School. In our Ofsted inspection of 2017 HGS was graded as Outstanding in all areas.
One of the things that makes HGS so exciting is the rich diversity of its student body. The School is proud to educate students from a wide range of ethnic, religious and cultural traditions, this education being in a spirit of harmony and mutual understanding. This helps to make HGS an ideal place for its students, helping to prepare them for the multicultural world in which we live. We try to celebrate our diversity from within our community. This has been repeatedly acknowledged by Ofsted, with high praise being given to our contribution to community cohesion, partnership work and SMSC (Ofsted 2009, 2013 and 2017).
The 1862 building, where it all began, is still in use today, but now there is a great deal more besides. Improved facilities of which the School can boast include a new Sports Hall (2007), an ICT Resource Centre (2007): major refurbishment of the main Music Teaching Room (2008): the conversion of an old Gym and a new build to create a Learning Hub, which includes a new Library, Sixth Form Study Rooms (2010) and a Reprographics Room: new Art Rooms and new Law and Psychology Room (2010), which has enabled a room to become a specific academic PE teaching room elsewhere in the School. More recently a new Food Technology Room has been built and completed in August 2011. Just under two miles away are our extensive playing fields, which include changing room facilities. Major work has been undertaken with the refurbishment of the Pavilion and construction of an Astro Turf pitch. A new £1.6 million Sixth Form Centre was completed in December 2014. This is an exciting development providing a personalised Sixth Form study area. In addition, we have an annual programme of work which sees us updating and improving the campus, for example the School Reception was recently refurbished and an Astro Turf pitch built on the main school site (2015).
In addition, the School is very active in the Handsworth Association of Schools and works closely with several primary partners, particularly in our specialist subjects and in PE, work that has been highly valued over the years. We have developed a rich Outreach programme which includes Reading and Sports volunteers, Masterclasses and 11+ Familiarisation. As with all schools, there is much to be done on the inside, but we like to compliment that and keep our perspective by looking outside as well.
Over the years the School has helped its students to achieve excellent exam results at GSCE, AS and A level. The standards produced by the students and their progress have been increasing, with the last two years being our best ever KS4 and KS5 performances. Each year, most Sixth Form students move on to higher education taking courses ranging from marketing to medicine, in institutions ranging from Oxford University to DE Montfort University. We pride ourselves on the quality of our careers and higher education advice, through which we try to help our students gain places on the right course and in the right location.
The Area
Birmingham is the country’s second largest city, with facilities that are beaten only by London. It can boast world-class music, drama and dance, which adds to a rich tapestry of nightlife. Other attractions range from Shakespeare at Stratford to the beauties of the Malvern Hills. Being at the centre of a very large transport network, there is easy access to most parts of the country. Handsworth itself is North West of the City Centre and could once rival the ‘city of a thousand trades’ for the scope of its industry.

Arranging a visit to King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys

Please email auzlis@handsworth.bham.sch.uk if you would like to arrange a visit.

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