Teacher of Creative Arts Olive Ap Academy - Thurrock, Tilbury

Job description

Do you believe in the transformative and life-changing power of art and drama education?

Could you inspire our students through creative arts projects to raise their confidence, build their self-esteem and develop their creative problem-solving skills?

We’re looking for an art teacher who is committed to supporting young people who have faced multiple barriers to learning.

A teacher who is determined to give our students innovative, experiential learning opportunities and recognises the therapeutic impact art teaching can have on young people.

A teacher who will share their passion for the arts and share a wide range of skills with our students.

Salary: MPS/UPS + Fringe weighting
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent
Start date: April 2020 or sooner
Location: Olive AP Academy – Thurrock, Tilbury
Reports to: STEMV Pathway Lead

You can download an application pack with full details about the role at https://oliveacademies.org.uk/working-with-us/

Please email your completed application form, including your personal statement to: susie.tyler@oliveacademies.org.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications: 18th November 2019 (midday).

Interviews to be held at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock in Tilbury week commencing 25th November 2019.

This a great time to join our pioneering team at Olive AP Academy - Thurrock. We were rated "Good" in all areas during our last Ofsted inspection in December 2018.

Our academies always welcome visits from potential applicants. Please get in touch with Collette Hunnisett, Headteacher (collette.hunnisett@oliveacademies.org.uk T: 01708 853781) if you would like to arrange a visit or need any further information.

For more information about the academy visit apthurrock.oliveacademies.org.uk.

Essential educational requirements

First degree or equivalent.

Essential qualifications

DfE recognised qualified teacher status/Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills

Essential skills and experience

Detailed knowledge of the KS3/KS4 art and/or drama curriculum (including Arts Award, Functional Skills and GCSE specifications)

Evidence of recent successful classroom practice.

Excellent classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice. Lessons are consistently judged to be good or better.

Effective and systematic behaviour management – experience of using de-escalation techniques in a school setting; experience of maintaining clear boundaries and using sanctions, praise and rewards.

Experience of using assessment data to ensure effective student progress, raise standards and achieve outstanding pupil outcomes.

Experience of supporting all aspects of inclusion to successfully meet the needs of pupils with complex special educational, social and emotional needs.

An understanding of disadvantage and working in challenging environments.

Employee benefits

MPS/UPS + London Fringe weighting

At Olive Academies we can offer you:
- a close and supportive team in a working environment where your wellbeing is a priority

- access to the OA employees’ wellbeing benefits package (including Perkbox, MyGym, CycleScheme, Employee Assistance Programme and more)

- high quality CPD, strong links to mainstream schools and opportunities for career progression

- an organisation which is values driven and has children at the centre of everything we do

- the freedom to be innovative without the constraints of a mainstream curriculum.


About Olive Ap Academy - Thurrock

Our alternative provision academy is based in Tilbury in Thurrock and has up to 96 students aged between 11 and 16 on roll at one time. The academy was graded as 'Good' in all areas following its last Ofsted inspection in December 2018. Our brand new building opened to staff and students in summer 2017. The academy facilities include purpose-built kitchens, computing suites, music studio, science labs, workshop and multi-sports pitch. Our staff supports young people who have been placed at the academy for a period of intervention work, following a permanent exclusion from a mainstream school. The academy also supports young people with medical needs.

Address
Leicester Road, Tilbury, RM18 7AX
Phase
Not Applicable
Type
Academy
Website
Olive Ap Academy - Thurrock website (opens in a new window)