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Director of Creative and Physical Arts

St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive SchoolMedway

The Governing Board is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher to lead both the “Creative” Faculty (Art, Product Design and Food and Nutrition) and the “PEPA” Faculty (PE and Performing Arts) as Director of Creative and Physical Arts from September 2021.

The successful candidate will be a specialist in at least one of the subject areas mentioned above. They will have existing middle leadership experience and have a proven track record of improving the outcomes and life chances of students. The successful candidate will line manage the Curriculum Leaders of the ‘Creative’ and ‘PEPA’ faculties and work closely with the Senior Leader responsible, to ensure excellent outcomes for students. They will take responsibility for leading curriculum development, ensuring an excellent standard of teaching and learning across these departments and in ensuring that the curriculum and subject offer within these faculties takes full advantage of the opportunities offered by our new school building.

The successful applicant will have access to a comprehensive and bespoke CPD programme, including nationally recognised leadership development programmes. In addition, they will have the opportunity to work strategically and in collaboration with the senior leadership team.

St. John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School is a non-selective coeducational secondary school for students age 11-18. A split site school with free parking, we are moving to brand new buildings in 2022. Our mission statement is that ‘St. John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School educates students, spiritually and educationally forming them through Faith so that they can achieve their aspirations and contribute to their community’.  As a Catholic school, we are passionate about the formation of the whole student, making sure that we develop students into good people as well as ensure they get good results.

The school is in Medway, a 30-minute distance from London by road or high-speed rail link. Medway benefits from a multimillion-pound regeneration programme bringing new housing developments and facilities for its inhabitants; it also has the lowest council tax rates in Kent.  St. John Fisher also offers subsidised accommodation for employees and this will be offered to the successful candidate, should they be interested.

We are happy to offer visits and informal discussions of the role: please contact i.jordan@stjohnfisher.school for further information.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 19th  April

Interviewing from Friday 23rd  April

Shortlisted candidates only will be contacted for interview which will take place shortly after the deadline. St. John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School is an Equal Opportunities Employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students. Any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for all successful applicants.

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