Teacher of Art
The Leigh UTC, Dartford, Kent
|Job role||Suitable for NQTs|
|Subjects||Art and design, Design and technology|
|Working pattern||Full-time only|
|Salary||Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,543 to £41,635|
About the role: The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy have a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Teacher of Art for January 2020. Our successful candidate will be driven, motivated and most of all, passionate about their subject area. Also, we are always keen to hear from NQT Teachers who are seeking a successful academy that offers a fantastic induction programme and working environment like no other. The Leigh UTC can provide you with the opportunity to join a highly collaborative team to be part of and great resources.
Our successful candidate will join us on a permanent, full-time basis. Initially, you will be required to teach KS3 Art with a view of introducing Post 16 Art and Design in September 2020. Currently, The Leigh UTC also offers GCSE Art and the role has the opportunity to coordinate MYP and P16 Art as we go forward.
We can be receptive to receiving applications from experienced teacher and NQTs and can provide you with support, development and fantastic career prospects. As an IB World School, applicants that have previous experience in delivering MYP and DP are of strong interest to us but please note that this criterion is not essential. Please consult the Job Description attached for a more detailed overview of the responsibilities and duties of the role - these are in line with the National Teaching Standards.
Essential educational requirements
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Essential skills and experience
Experience teaching this subject area
Working with us: Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities initially for Key Stages 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that is emphasised by our students' behaviours and supported by our sponsors.
In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in the UK to do this. Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong links in Germany and Qatar. The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners. Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.
Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment check.More on how to apply
|School type||Free School|
|School size||481 pupils enrolled|
|Age range||11 to 18|
|Ofsted report||View Ofsted report|
|School website||The Leigh UTC website (opens in a new window)|
Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF