2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 24

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Maternity Cover

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Teacher of Art (Maternity Cover)

Required for September 2024

Would you like to teach in a school that has a strong ethos of respect, responsibility and readiness to learn?

Where students have a thirst for knowledge and a love of challenge?

The West Hill Art Department is committed to the school ethos of “Aiming High.” The team is well established and stable. We share a strong commitment to securing progress and raising student aspirations, through forward thinking and innovative teaching.

We are seeking to appoint a committed and talented teacher of Art.

The successful applicant will have experience of teaching across the full range of age and ability of students and will have the necessary skills and passion to contribute to the continued success of the department.

The candidate will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, with the drive and capacity to thrive in this role.

Applications are most welcome from both experienced teachers and ECT’s.

To find out more about us please visit the school website www.westhillschool.co.uk Informal visits beforehand are welcome and should be arranged by contacting the School’s Reception Office on 0161-338-2193 or e-mail: recruitment@westhillschool.co.uk.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Shortlisted candidates may be subject to online searches as part of pre recruitment checks.

Closing Date for applications: Monday 15th April 2024 at 12.00 noon

Interviews to be held week beginning 15th April 2024

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer you:

  • A welcoming and collaborative staff;
  • A comprehensive induction programme;
  • Fully supported ECT programme;
  • On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD;
  • Smart working practices to help support work-life balance.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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@westhillschool.co.uk

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About West Hill School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
834 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0161 338 2193

Our Mission
West Hill School aims to develop confident and ambitious young men, equipped with the skills and qualifications to thrive in a changing world.

Our values and ethos
West Hill is a school where we have a core set of values that we live by: an ethos in which our values of Respect, Responsibility and Readiness constantly influence positive actions and behaviour.

West Hill is a school where both students and staff have the highest expectations of themselves and each other. It is a place where every young man, no matter his own individual and unique starting point, is expected to 'Aim High' and work as hard as he can at all times.

West Hill is an inclusive school in which all of its students access challenging and engaging lessons, delivered by a passionate and committed team of specialist teachers. It is a school that promotes a positive mindset in which our young men develop into independent, lifelong learnings; underpinned by a community in which pupils show the desire and resilience to learn and flourish.

Our school prides itself on its opportunity-based curriculum. Our curriculum is specifically tailored to empower our young men, giving them the knowledge, skills, confidence and set of behaviours to become fully engaged citizens within the community.

West Hill is a school which recognises that what we offer outside of the classroom is as important as what takes place within it. It is a school in which boys are exposed to, and encourage to partake in, a wealth of co-curricular activities to not only broaden the mind, but support and protect it.

Our school prides itself in having the highest reputation in our community, exemplified at all times, by the conduct of the West Hill Boy.

West Hill is a school where we promote the physical and emotional well-being of its staff by creating a working environment in which they feel valued, supported, and encouraged to thrive.

Our Vision
Every boy will be an independent, committed and engaged learner.
Every boy will embody the characteristics of the West Hill Boy and uphold our values of Respect, Responsibility and Readiness for Learning.
Ever boy will participate in a range of co-curricular activities.
Every barrier to accessing the full curriculum will be removed for all boys.
Every boy at West Hill will make an informed and ambitious transition to the next stage of his learning.
Every member of staff will engage in professional development opportunities to be the best practitioner they can be.
Every stakeholder will feel safe, valued and connected to our community.
Every stakeholder will benefit from a continual focus on improving facilities for all.

Arranging a visit to West Hill School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@westhillschool.co.uk.

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