6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Art and design
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (Maternity Cover)
£25,714 - £41,604

Job summary

Teacher of Textiles/Art & Design

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS (if post threshold); potential TLR for suitable candidate able to contribute to part of Faculty leadership role
Contract Type: Temporary (maternity cover)
Closing Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021
Interview Date: Interviews week commencing Monday 17 May 2021. Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early
Start date: September 2021

The Visual Arts Faculty at John Mason School is an ‘outstanding’ faculty that has developed a rich curriculum offer across KS3-5. The team are dedicated to the principle that, if taught well, all students can be artistically and creatively successful. Leaders in the department work to ensure positive staff wellbeing and manageable workload, ably assisted by an experienced team of technicians.

Applications are invited from reflective, disciplined, motivated and inspiring practitioners with specialisms in Textiles or Art and Design, who have the capacity to deliver outstanding teaching, ensuring that students achieve their full potential.

The successful candidate will understand principles of a knowledge and skills rich curriculum and have an understanding of relevant techniques in art/design. They will be passionate about personal improvement and promoting and teaching Visual Arts. There is also potential opportunity for the post to offer a leadership role for those looking to extend their leadership abilities. This would involve assisting the Director of Faculty in curricular management and delivery of Design subjects and management of Faculty staff. It is an ideal post for a candidate looking to experience a teaching and/or leadership role in a committed and experienced Design faculty.

If you believe that all students can achieve and want to work as part of a supportive, creative and engaged team, we encourage you to apply.

The successful candidate will be:
• passionate about their subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
• committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
• disciplined able to work effectively as part of the team.
• a role model for our students and staff.
• committed to professional development

In return we will offer you:
• a comprehensive program of professional development
• the satisfaction of being part of a friendly, supportive and reflective team
• well-resourced schemes of learning that will reduce workload
• students who have a desire to achieve and respect the school’s expectations.
• excellent care and support for all staff.

If you would like more information about the faculty, email Claire Pennington Director of Visual Arts cpen8383@johnmason.oxon.sch.uk
An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from
CVs alone are not acceptable.

Abingdon Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer that recognises the terms and conditions of maintained schools, including maternity benefits. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.

Applying for the job

All application forms are on the school website, please send completed forms to recruitment@abingdonlearningtrust.org

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1006 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About John Mason School

John Mason School is part of the Abingdon Learning Trust and fully committed to safeguarding wellbeing all its students staff.

Arranging a visit to John Mason School

Please contact Mrs J Howse at John Mason School to arrange a visit.

School location

Wootton Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1JB

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