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Teacher of Art

Whickham School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Art and design
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£25,714 - £41,604

Job summary

Do you want to work in a successful school, as part of a progressive and energetic Creative Arts Faculty? Are you unapologetically passionate about teaching Art?

We seek to appoint an Art teacher to teach at KS3, KS4 and A’ Level. The ability to also offer textiles or photography would be advantageous. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a skilled team who are committed to ensuring our students both enjoy and succeed in their studies. Our art team has recently moved into a new art barn that is situated on the top floor of our new school building. The facility ensures students have the very best facilities and learning environment to inspire them in their learning.

Specific details regarding the role and skills and qualities that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate are in the attached job description and person specification. A summary of key information is detailed below. We are looking for someone who:

Is passionate about art and supporting children in developing their knowledge and skills.

Is committed to personal development and open to sharing ideas and continuing to develop their own practice.

Understands the importance of strong behaviour management and that developing positive relationships with children is fundamental to their role.

Understands and values the use of restorative practices.

Is determined to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Is supportive of our inclusive and diverse nature as a school where differences are celebrated.

Our aim is to ensure every young person is the best they can be and whilst we have already achieved much in achieving our goal we recognise that there is so much more we can do. We are proud of our good reputation within the region and positive feedback we receive from students, parents, staff and external organisations such as Ofsted.

The successful candidate will undertake an enhanced DBS check. Please also see our safer recruitment policy.

Applying for the job

Please apply via https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/art-teacher-gateshead-1403862

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1601 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0191 4960026

About Whickham School

Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1700 students including approximately 350 in our high performing sixth form.

Our March 2018 Ofsted inspection reflects that we are a good school who 'recognise the importance of examination results as well as the development of pupils' characters.'

'Relationships between staff and pupils are positive and founded on mutual respect.'

'The Headteacher leads by example. He is uncompromising in his desire for all pupils to succeed.'

'Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness is developed very effectively.'

'When asked by an inspector to describe the best thing about coming to this school, one pupil responded by saying that 'you can be who you want to be and you do not get judged by others.''

School Organisation

Demand for student places is strong and the school is regularly oversubscribed. Students are organised into year groups whilst eight faculties deliver the school curriculum. The Sixth Form, which has its own dedicated facility, is an increasingly popular choice of students from all over the local area.

In January 2020 many faculties moved into a brand new, state of the art, STEAMS themed building. The stunning four storey building houses Science, Technology (plus Business and IT), Engineering, Art, Maths and Sport.

The Leadership Team meet weekly and share responsibility for policy generation, decision making, planning and the general wellbeing of the school. The relevant governing body committee is involved in strategic planning and policies from the onset. Faculty and Year groups meet every two weeks to discuss strategic issues.

Vision and Values
Whickham School; a school that ensures all pupils are the very best they
can be.

Our four keys to success:

– Everyone is a leader who demonstrates the school values.
– Everyone always ensures a culture of learning that engages, excites
and inspires.
– Everyone always works effectively to achieve beyond expectations.
– Everyone always ensures that all barriers to learning are addressed

School location

Burnthouse Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5AR

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