Head of Art, London SW8

Closing date:

Newton Prep SchoolLondon SW8

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Well above the national teachers’ scale for Inner London
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No





... If this describes you, we wish to hear from you. 

Newton Prep is a successful and dynamic school for over 640 sparky, community-minded children aged 3-13, situated at the heart of one of London’s most exciting developing areas in Nine Elms. We have high expectations of both children and staff. We are committed to education in the fullest sense. Our curricular and extra-curricular provision, combined with a vibrant House system, strong pastoral care and outstanding facilities, ensure that each one of our pupils benefits from a first-class, 21st-century British education. We are conveniently situated close to Battersea Park and Queenstown Road BR stations.

We are seeking to appoint for September 2018 a highly motivated, inspirational and talented art specialist who is capable of leading our successful Art Department. Art is outstanding at Newton Prep and is one of the real strengths of our school. A number of our pupils go on to gain art scholarships at a range of senior schools. We have excellent facilities including two large art studios.

You will teach Art from Year 3 to Year 8 and will lead the development of this subject throughout the school. 

We are keen to hear from applicants who have a recognised teaching qualification and a successful track record of teaching art at either Primary or Secondary level, as well as the drive, passion and energy to encourage creativity in our pupils. 

In return, we offer:

  • a competitive salary well above the national teachers’ scale for Inner London
  • opportunities for professional development
  • a well-resourced and positive learning environment
  • strong and supportive leadership
  • contributory pension scheme (TPS)
  • staff gym
  • free school lunches
  • free car parking

Full details of the post and an application form may be obtained on the school website www.newtonprepschool.co.uk or from the HR Office, Newton Prep, 149 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BX.  Tel 020 7720 4091 ext. 1255.  Email: hrassistant@newtonprep.co.uk

Application by form only to: HR Manager, Newton Prep, 149 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BX. Email: hrassistant@newtonprep.co.uk 

Closing date: 19.2.18

Interviews: week beginning 26.2.18

Newton Prep is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore be subject to child protection screening, including an enhanced DBS check.

Newton Prep

149 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BX


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More about Newton Prep School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 149 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 77204091
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Newton Prep is a successful and dynamic independent school, offering a challenging education for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13. Although a relatively new school, having been set up in 1991, it has grown from strength to strength (curren...