Start date April 2019
The Head of Art and Design will be an inspiring, dynamic and experienced Art teacher. The successful candidate will be committed to creating the best possible outcomes for all pupils as well as leading the teaching of Art across the school to a high standard. Alongside teaching and overseeing all areas of academic Art and Design, the role will encompass coordination of co-curricular Art, exhibitions of work in the School and competition entries. There is currently a strong Art tradition at the School and the Head of Art and Design will ensure that the Art programme touches the lives of all Falcon Boys, promoting a lifelong appreciation and even passion for Art. Currently the Head of Department also coordinates a Summer Art Auction of both children’s and staff’s work in aid of charities which proves to be enjoyable and enlightening. Expectations are that Art and Design will continue to be of the highest quality, adding depth,
S/he must have a good level of technical skills and some experience of using SIMS. It is an important role in Falcons’ strong and committed community and is line managed by the Head with whom s/he works closely and professionally. An excellent knowledge of Art and Design and a passion for imparting this knowledge to the young, and a high level of organisational abilities, enthusiasm, humour and energy are requirements of the position. The successful candidate must be an excellent teacher and an effective Line Manager. S/he must have a good working knowledge of child protection issues and safeguarding and undertake the appropriate training. S/he must at all times be friendly, approachable and supportive.
We ensure that every boy at Falcons has a happy and fulfilling experience whilst at school. Above all, we encourage academic endeavour and that each boy strives, gives of his best, and achieves his goals. We place equal importance on his social, moral and cultural growth. At all times the boys are expected to uphold the ethos of the school in a positive manner and are proud ambassadors; not only on campus but when representing Falcons at outside events, activities and fixtures. We foster a desire to learn by offering a curriculum that has breadth, balance and challenge. At Falcons we maintain high expectations and place a strong emphasis on acknowledging the positive ways in which the boys conduct themselves and interact with others. Trust, honesty, good manners, a hardworking attitude and respect for the environment and above all, each other, are intrinsic in all that we teach. We place great emphasis on the strength of our community and the boys being considerate, courteous and tolerant of the needs of others. In this environment they have the opportunity to grow academically, on the sports field, artistically, on stage, and to take leadership responsibilities in many different areas. Life at Falcons Preparatory School is a unique experience.
Closing date: Friday 25th January 2019
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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.