Art and Photography Teacher, Chislehurst, SE London

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Coopers SchoolChislehurst, SE London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale Outer London - Post of Responsibility Available for the right applicant
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A rare opportunity has arisen for a creative and innovative teacher of Art.  Out Outstanding department is constantly seeking to enrich students' experiences and has impressive exam success, far exceeding National averages.  We teach contemporary Fine Art practice, with a commitment to giving students a full, rewarding and vigorous training in preparation for Art College and beyond.  Last year, our Fine Art students achieved ALPS 1 at A Level, ranking them in the top results in the country,  Our Art students are consistently offered places to study at Central St Martins, UAL and UCA.

The Art Department at Coopers School is part of the Art, Design and Technology (ADT) Faculty.  The Art Department is a dedicated team of three specialist full time practitioners and an Artist in Residence.  We currently teach Art at all Key Stages, and Photography and Textiles at KS5.  Art is taught in four purpose built classrooms housed in the Creative Arts Block which also includes a darkroom and a gallery (The Coop) as well as a dedicated Art MAC suite.

The ability to teach Fine Art is required, but the capacity to also teach across Fine Art disciplines including drawing, printing, photography, sculpture and textiles is desirable.  The continuing professional development of all staff at Coopers is a priority and the opportunities given for staff to further their careers are clearly evident in Art.  The department is well established in training teachers through the GRP, PGCE and Collegiate SCITT programmes and many of these teachers have gone on to senior positions both within the Faculty and across the school.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position.  As such, it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English Language requirements for public sector workers.  The School, therefore, has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that postholders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.  The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification.  These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

Please note that we encourage early applications, and reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time should the right candidate be found.

Coopers School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hawkwood Lane, Chislehurst, Bromley, BR7 5PS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8467 3263
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