Skip to main content
Tes home
SearchBack to search
Head of Art and Media

Head of Art and Media

Hartsdown Academy

Margate, Kent

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
28 September 2017

Job overview

Responsible To: Member of SLT 

Location:        Margate, Kent 

Salary: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR 2b 

Start Date: January 2018  

This is an excellent opportunity for a department leader with passion and enthusiasm to join our team at Hartsdown Academy. We are at a new phase of improvement and development and we are looking for staff to be part of this exciting journey.   

This an exciting opportunity to make your mark being the lead professional for this subject across the school.  You will be successful in teaching and curriculum development in the 11-19 age range and have experience of developing clear strategies for ensuring students make progress.      

The successful candidate will: 

• Be an active member of the middle leadership team and set the direction of the development of Teaching and Learning throughout the school. 

• Raise standards of student attainment and achievement within curriculum area and to monitor and support student progress 

• Be responsible for the day-to-day management of staff within the designated curriculum area and act as a positive role model  

In return we will offer you: 

• An exciting environment where you can really make a difference 

• Being part of a small local trust that is totally committed to its staff and children 

• Significant opportunities for CPD and development  

For a full job description, person specification and application form, please contact Claire Titherington, Office Manager by calling 01843 227957 ext. 1060 or by e-mailing    

Closing date:  Friday 29th September 2017 12 noon  

Interviews: Week commencing 9th October 2017  

Hartsdown Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will need to undertake a DBS Employment Check.

Attached documents

About Hartsdown Academy

School image 1
School image 2
School image 3
School image 4
+44 1843 227957

View on Google Maps

Visit employer website

Hartsdown Academy is an inclusive co-educational academy for students of all abilities from 11-18 located in Kent, known at the ‘Garden of England’ we are close to some of the most picturesque beaches in southern England.  Having the ‘Best of both worlds’, you can also sample country life in the villages surrounding Canterbury or the mediaeval town of Sandwich, whilst still only being 25 minutes’ drive from the ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ where the ferry crossing to France is only 90 minutes away. 

Our vision and ethos for Hartsdown Academy is as follows:  

“Education for an amazing life”  

Why: Our drivers 

• We believe that education is the key to a successful and fulfilled life 

• We believe that success is determined by effort and character 

• We believe that education is more than exams it is about the character and skills to be a curious and internationally minded citizen who loves learning and wants to improve the world 

• We believe that a great school changes lives  


 A school where all (staff and students) are: 

• Are celebrated  

• Supported to be the best that they can be 

• Are stretched and challenged so that they thrive A school where all students: 

• Achieve the examination results to go on to university or apprenticeships 

• Learn character, resilience and curiosity   

Core Values 

We call our core values ‘The Hartsdown Way’. It comprises the word ‘Strive’  

Strive (verb) to make great efforts to achieve something, to struggle or fight vigorously. 

• Scholarship we value high attainment and aim for mastery for all students  

• Teamwork we are one community, one team working to the same end  

• Resilience whatever it takes, we don’t give up  

• Integrity we show character: respect, honesty, kindness  

• Vision seeing ourselves as part of something bigger, a belief that our life has meaning and value. Asking the question where am I heading and what difference do I want to make   

• Excellence we aim for excellence in everything we do no excuses!  

Hartsdown forms part of EKLA (East Kent Learning Alliance) from which we achieved Teaching School Status and we hold regular training sessions both within our own academy as well as across Kent sharing good practice, this is certainly seen with our ‘Open Door Policy’ which is evident when you walk around our academy of the good learning and practice which is taking place.  Hartsdown is also part of the Coastal Academies Trust (CAT) which is is a group of schools in the Thanet area that have joined together as a company to provide an excellent education for young people in this area. 

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.

Applications closed