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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Potentially up to 1 year

Pay scale

Teachers Main or Upper Range dependent upon experience.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a hands-on practitioner to contribute to our fantastic Artdepartment. You will be keen to make a real impact in this subject area to enhance standards and opportunities for our motivated and ambitious students. We offer great facilities and equipment, a caring and welcoming school community and a supportive leadership team.

If you feel you have the skills and commitment to support us in getting the best from ourstudents, then we would love to hear from you - a relocation allowance may be available for candidates who apply directly.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

● An established centre of academic excellence with an exceptional record in sport,

music and community involvement

● Motivated and ambitious pupils

● A friendly and supportive team of teachers and support staff

● A positive, caring and collaborative working environment

● A commitment to professional development

Salary: Teachers Main or Upper Range dependent upon experience.

Further details about the role

Department Information

Art Department

Our aim is to provide a high-quality and diverse curriculum in order to foster a lifelong love of art. Our courses combine the learning of key skills as well as developing students knowledge of different styles, techniques and artists. Students are given the opportunity to use a range of media, tools and specialist equipment in order to master the techniques that they will take on to GCSE, A Level and beyond.


We have two art classrooms in the main school building. We have accommodation for 34 students per classroom. Students enjoy using the facilities during extra-curricular time in addition to lessons.


The Art Department consists of a full time Head of Department, a part time Art Teacher (0.8) and a part time Technician.

Curriculum time

In Years 7 and 8, there are two/three timetabled hours of Art each fortnight. Students choose their GCSE options in Year 8 meaning that the students are working in GCSE groups from Year 9. We follow the AQA GCSE Fine Art specification. In Year 9 and 10 students have four timetabled hours every fortnight. In Year 11 students have five timetabled hours every fortnight. We offer A Level Art and follow the AQA Fine Art specification. In Years 12 and 13, students have eight timetabled hours every fortnight.

Commitment to safeguarding

John Hampden Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment vetting checks which include an audit of social media presence and an Enhanced DBS check. John Hampden Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer.

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About John Hampden Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1223 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01494 529589

John Hampden Grammar School is remarkable. We seek to give our young men the personal qualities as well as the qualifications to carve out their own bold paths into the future. As you would expect, a challenging academic education is at the heart of what we do. John Hampden is an outstanding school with exceptional academic success. But in a changing world our young men will need more. They will need character, spirit, resilience. They will need to lead, to inspire, to take responsibility. They will need to care, collaborate and create. This is what we mean by #BeMore at John Hampden. We support every individual to build these qualities necessary for happy, successful and fulfilled lives, ‘Big lives’ as one of our students recently described it.
Our exam results are excellent at GCSE and A level and place us amongst the top performing schools in the country. These results equip our students to succeed at the best Universities in Britain and abroad, to secure places on ultra competitive level 3 apprenticeships and even to set up their own companies upon leaving the Sixth Form. Over 125 years ago JHGS was educating young men and women to work in the Wycombe Furniture Industry. Today, we maintain strong links with many local and global companies, preparing our students to succeed and lead in a rapidly changing global economy. Alongside the academic rigour of the taught curriculum the #BeMore campaign develops in the boys “soft skills” to succeed as a JHGS Learner and in the future world of work.

Our parents praise our commitment to genuinely caring for their son and believe it is what makes JHGS unique.

JHGS is a forward thinking, innovative school which embraces technology to support and promote learning and personal development. We have recently opened our new Design Technology studio and workshops, 2 new Science labs and in Autumn 2021 we have opened our brand new £3.5m Innovation Hub of learning spaces and IT suites. This now houses our Maths, Business, Economics and Psychology departments and will be a true Innovation Hub for the 21st Century.

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