This job expired on 9 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Art and design

Working pattern

Full time: We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Teacher to join our outstanding Art department. You will join a team of dedicated practitioners committed to sharing outstanding practice and continue to build on the department’s excellent results at GCSE and A-level.

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will have:

  • The opportunity to teach from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5;
  • The commitment to raise the educational achievements of all students;
  • A strong record of outstanding teaching practice with clear evidence of positive impact;
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills;
  • Good ICT skills.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer a supportive and caring work environment suitable for both ECTs starting out on their teaching career and experienced teachers too.

Further details about the role

This is a very popular and successful department, with a strong record of results at GCSE and A-Level.

There are three teaching staff in the Art department and one full time technician. We are a highly organised, dedicated and hard-working department who work together as a team to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.

The Art department offers KS3, KS4 and KS5 Art as well as KS4-5 Photography. All groups are mixed ability. Schemes of work for KS3, 4 & 5 are developed around the national curriculum and exam board specifications, but also reflect the strengths of both students and staff delivering the course.

The Art department consists of two very large rooms, multiple storage cupboards, one office, and small computer suite and kiln room. The rooms are very usable, allowing large scale 3D pieces to be created as well as Sixth Form students to study alongside younger students. The department work closely with the technology department and a wide range of media skills and techniques are taught from painting, drawing, print making, Photoshop, textiles, sculpture and ceramics.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Thomas More is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment and selection process in line with this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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About St Thomas More Catholic School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
930 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

St Thomas More Secondary School is a successful, oversubscribed 11-18 Catholic school, which is part of the Bedford group of OLICAT Schools (Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academies Trust). St Thomas More is a specialist school in humanities and leadership and also a teaching school. Our last Ofsted inspection, in January 2011, judged St Thomas More to be an outstanding school. Our highly motivated, professional and friendly staff continue to secure higher levels of learning and examination success. 

Arranging a visit to St Thomas More Catholic School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email abamford@stm.beds.olicatschools.org.

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