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Head of Art

Head of Art

Bristol Grammar School


  • Expired
Dependent on experience
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
01 September 2018
Apply by:
29 January 2018

Job overview

We are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious and inspirational teacher to lead our committed and talented Art department. The Head of Art will be responsible for the leadership, oversight and good management of the Art department. They will work with the departmental staff to ensure that the quality of teaching is at its very best, leading on new learning and teaching innovations in the subject, helping to facilitate all staff in the Department to discuss their teaching and develop new pedagogical techniques. The main focus of this post is to deliver a strong Fine Art Curriculum which leads up to AQA GCSE and A-Level, and IB, examinations. The courses are structured though a robust and expanding scheme of work, which explores observational and abstract approaches to the project work, which challenges the student cohort, in ability and thinking.

For more information please see the job description.

To apply please complete an application form and a monitoring form. This should be accompanied by a brief covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr R I MacKinnon. Please send to the HR Department, (Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SR). Please note a PDF version of the application is preferable, however if you experience problems with the PDF, a word version is available. 

The closing date for applications is Monday, 29 January 2018, at 9am.

Interviews are currently planned for Monday, 05 February 2018. Candidates must be available for this date.

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About Bristol Grammar School

Bristol Grammar School received its Royal Charter in 1532 and has played a central role in the educational life of Bristol ever since. 

We value our warm, vibrant and positive learning community, a place where pupils become accountable for themselves, responsible for others and empowered to have a voice and a role in the many activities and endeavours that make our School such a unique and exciting place. 

The BGS Mission, Aims and Values 


To provide an exceptional and rounded education to those who might benefit from it, regardless of their background and financial means.


· To nurture, challenge and celebrate each individual

· To develop an excitement for learning which goes beyond school

· To promote physical and mental wellbeing, and the development of good character

· To make a BGS education available to all those who might benefit from it

· To be a diverse and representative community, and one which serves Bristol and beyond

· To ensure that the school continues to flourish for generations to come


· Kindness: being kind to others and oneself, and showing compassion, support, respect, selflessness and humility

· Integrity: being honest with others and oneself, and doing what is right, even when it is not easy

· Rigour: striving to fulfil our immense potential, and facing difficulty with courage and resourcefulness

For more information about the school please visit our website, Bristol Grammar School.

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Applications closed