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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main and Upper Payscale

What skills and experience we're looking for

Art is a highly valued and popular subject at the School. Colleagues enjoy working closely with a team of specialist Art teachers and highly motivated and well-behaved students. The department have enjoyed strong academic success over a prolonged period of time. At GCSE in 2022 students achieved progress scores of 1.67. At post 16 in 2022, 92% of A Level Art grades were A*-B.

Our students are highly motivated and creative making teaching Art at King’s a stimulating and rewarding experience. Art is extremely popular and option numbers are consistently high. The department is an open environment to work within and staff are supportive of each other, sharing ideas, resources and facilities. The expectation of pupils’ attainment is high and driven by highly motivated and dedicated staff committed to aiming to develop confident independent learners with the necessary skills and experience needed to succeed to the best university and art college courses.

The team provides a wide range of support and opportunities for students. We regularly take trips to galleries and museums and the school is very supportive of this. Our established visits include Leeds sculpture park, London galleries, Gallery and museum visits, London galleries and a residential visit which alternates between New York, Amsterdam and Florence. Art teachers may also choose to run other trips/events for classes from taking students out on photoshoots or visiting local museums and galleries in the school day to participating in workshops, critiques and exhibitions. Students enjoy using the art rooms outside of lessons and are expected to take an active part in extra-curricular activities and to also further their experience independently. Our classrooms are always full both at lunchtimes and afterschool. The departments desire to engage students goes beyond lessons and teacher are regularly running activities and tailored workshops.

What the school offers its staff

The King’s (The Cathedral) School is a very special place to work educating children from seven years old through to eighteen. The School has an incredibly strong reputation in the area and is one of a very small number of state Schools that has retained close links to the Cathedral dating all the way back to 1541. The School is heavily oversubscribed, staff retention is very high, and staff will typically choose to send their own children to the school for their education. The School places a real emphasis on students achieving well academically alongside participating in a wide range of sporting, musical and leadership opportunities.

The Art Department is located in its own suite of modern and well-resourced classrooms. There are four main art rooms, one of which is a ceramics room, with an electric throwing wheel and electric kiln, but is also used as a multipurpose room for Key Stage 3. A further multipurpose Art room is also used for Key Stage 3 lessons. Both rooms have interactive whiteboards linked to the teacher’s desktop computer and houses five PCs for general classroom use. The third classroom is a GCSE studio with a suite of 22 PCs with Adobe creative suite used for photography lessons. It is also suitable for a range of disciplines. It also houses the etching press, Photographic exposure unit and screen wash and has more space for printmaking and Fine art processes. Key resources also include digital SLR cameras and a range of lenses, which are available for pupils to loan out overnight and at weekends/holidays. The fourth room is a dedicated Sixth form Art studio which houses easels, tables and Apple macs and is suitable for a range of disciplines.

Further details about the role

Applications are welcomed from either ECTs, who will be well supported by experienced mentors, or from more experienced candidates where there are exceptional opportunities for further professional development and promotion. We offer suitably qualified candidates the opportunity to teach GCSE Photography.

Commitment to safeguarding

The King’s (The Cathedral) School fully recognises the responsibility it has under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (as amended), the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (as amended) and Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act, 2021 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

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 baker.jm@kings.peterborough.sch.uk

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About The King's (The Cathedral) School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 7 to 18
School size
1217 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 18
Phone number
01733 751541

We are proud of our long-standing history and tradition going back to 1541 and embrace everything the modern world has to offer, as we look towards the future. We value, and strive to encourage, individual academic success, alongside musical, cultural and sporting achievements, within the Christian family ethos, which is central to everything we do. Our aim is to be “A Family Achieving Excellence”.

Arranging a visit to The King's (The Cathedral) School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email baker.jm@kings.peterborough.sch.uk.

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