Head of Art and Design, Westminster

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Westminster Under SchoolWestminster

Date posted:
Start date: From January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Art teacher to play a pivotal role leading and building on an already well - respected Art Department which continues to set the standards nationally.

Leading by example, you will plan, monitor and evaluate the curricular offer, annually review and develop the art syllabus and ensure and encourage imaginative and varied teaching approaches, with a strong focus on the need for continuous innovative learning.

Art and Design are highly valued throughout the school with all boys having a double lesson once a week. The Art Department occupies bright and extensive accommodation, facilitating a wide range of materials including clay, enamelling, glass and a range of print-making options. The addition of a departmental IT suite allows for research into critical studies, graphics and animation. 

You will need to be highly motivated and inspirational with strong leadership skills and a commitment to quality assurance, with a willingness to participate fully in the various extra-curricular activities, both academic and cultural. 

An informed knowledge of a wide - ranging variety of techniques and art and design related IT programmes and substantial knowledge of art history from the Renaissance through to the 20th century movements is also essential.

For further information and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 12 noon on 18th June 2019.

Interviews will take place 22nd June 2019.

Westminster Under School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, overseas police clearance checks and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 7 - 13 years
Address: Adrian House, 27 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NN, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 78215788
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Westminster Under School was founded in 1943 in the precincts of Westminster School in Little Dean’s Yard, just behind Westminster Abbey. The seventeen boys with whom it began rapidly became sixty in number and by 1950 there were eighty boys in...