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Teacher of Art & Photography (Maternity Contract)

Kingsley Academy, Hounslow

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject Art and design
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main Pay Range/ Upper Pay Range

Job summary

Required from 22nd of February 2021

Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale (Outer London)

Suitable for NQTs or experienced teachers

Inspire their remarkable

Disruption free classrooms? Polite and respectful students? A supportive and highly visible SLT? Join Kingsley Academy, fast becoming one of the most impressive schools in the country.

Kingsley Academy has undoubtedly had a chequered past, since opening as an academy in April 2013. Poor Ofsted inspections, low exam results and a high turnover of Headteachers and staff meant that our school never really realised its potential. However in February 2019, our current Headteacher joined the academy, and our school has been through an impressive renaissance. In just 12 months, our school has completely transformed and is now unrecognisable. We are now an Ofsted ‘Good’ school for the first time in our school’s history. Inspectors visited in October 2019 and stated that ‘the school has rapidly transformed in a short period of time, behaviour is consistently strong and a culture of respect, collaboration and mutual support permeates the school’.

About our school:

At Kingsley Academy, we believe in morally driven education, and our staff and students model our academy ‘DNA’. The Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team are highly visible, proactive and ‘walk the talk’, teach key exam groups, and own whole school behaviour and culture. We operate a centralised approach towards behaviour. This means that we do not expect our teachers to have to run detentions or make negative phone calls home. That is all done centrally by the Senior and Pastoral teams. Our staff and students deserve disruption free classrooms, every lesson, every day and we support our teachers to make this a reality. Want to see what this looks like in reality? Then take a look at our school tour, which shows a typical day at the academy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWflMm0kUJQ&t=1s

At Kingsley we also believe in ensuring that teaching is a sustainable profession. By this we mean that we eliminate unnecessary meetings and pointless paper tasks and instead put our time and energy into pedagogy, curriculum and supporting our students to achieve exceptional outcomes. We know that this is key to unlocking the very brightest futures for them. We run after school intervention every day for our Year 11 students, with all staff expected to contribute to an after school session once per week. In return we promise to reduce meetings and after school events unless they are absolutely necessary, and in particular have refined our school calendar so that between December and April, our sole focus can be supporting our students with their studies and readiness for their examinations.

At Kingsley staff work hard, but we work in a collaborative, open and supportive way. We invest in staff development and work with colleagues to overcome any barriers or challenges that they may face.

An absolute strength of our school are our students. Visitors to our school (including supply teachers on the rare occasion that they visit) comment on our students’ polite and respectful attitudes, impressive behaviour and thirst for learning. Low level disruption is extremely rare and our students are committed to their learning. We believe in disruption free classrooms, every lesson, every day.

Our aim is to establish Kingsley as a ‘A school at the heart of our community, developing knowledge, ambition and kindness to prepare students for success at university and the world beyond’. We are passionate about achieving social justice for our students and believe firmly that it should not be about where you come from that determines how successful you are in life.

About the role:

An exciting position has become available for a Teacher of Art & Photography to cover maternity leave from the 22nd of February 2021 until 16th of July 2021. The successful candidate will need to teach Art and Photography to Key Stage 3 as well deliver GCSE Art and GCSE Photography. The Art & Photography team are incredibly hard working, supportive and welcoming. Art and Photography are popular subjects and sit within the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty. You would report directly to our Subject Leader for Art & Photography. This position would suit either a teacher newer to the profession (there is a great support for NQTs) or a more experienced teacher.

We are seeking someone who is:

an excellent teacher
passionate about their subject
has high levels of integrity
believes in the value and benefit of a knowledge rich curriculum
hard working and solution focused
a team player and has a sense of humour
believes passionately in the transformative power of education to change students lives
In exchange, we can offer you:

A happy and harmonious school community, where staff are valued and respected (in our most recent staff survey 96% of staff said that they enjoy working at the school)
A two week October half term break (staff work hard and deserve the break!)
A centralised behaviour system - no detentions, no negative phone calls home!
A sensible approach to meetings - if they don’t need to happen, we don’t have them..
A dedicated staff wellbeing co-ordinator and working party
A centralised approach to planning, to ensure that we are all sharing our resources and minimising workload
A strong professional learning offer, with pathways to middle leadership
A teaching Headteacher and Senior Team who walk the talk and are approachable, visible and proactive
An epic Christmas Party and Summer Barbecue!
If this sounds like a good fit, then we encourage you to apply for this fantastic role.

This post is to commence from 22nd of February 2021

Closing date: 25th of November 2020

Interview date: Week beginning 30th of November 2020

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Find your remarkable, apply today by clicking the 'Quick Apply' button.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered. We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 732 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Kingsley Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email blowe@academiesenterprisetrust.org
Contact phone number 07741194677

About Kingsley Academy

Kingsley Academy has undoubtedly had a chequered past, since opening as an academy in April 2013. Poor Ofsted inspections, low exam results and a high turnover of Headteachers and staff meant that our school never really realised its potential. However in February 2019, our current Headteacher joined the academy, and our school has been through an impressive renaissance. In just 12 months, our school has completely transformed and is now unrecognisable. We are now an Ofsted ‘Good’ school for the first time in our school’s history. Inspectors visited in October 2019 and stated that ‘the school has rapidly transformed in a short period of time, behaviour is consistently strong and a culture of respect, collaboration and mutual support permeates the school’.

School location

Cecil Road, Hounslow, TW3 1AX

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