Subject Leader of Art, Liverpool

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The Academy of St Francis of AssisiLiverpool

Date posted:
Start date: Required for April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b (£4,533)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is an 11-16 Academy with Christian Values and environmental sustainability at its heart.  Founded in 2005, it has grown to become an Academy renowned for its cultural diversity and its unique building design.  The Academy is focused upon driving standards of achievement rapidly and this makes it a dynamic and exciting place to work.  The Academy of St Francis of Assisi which was recently judged to be a good school is committed to ensuring that every student makes the most of their potential. The Academy concentrates on providing the highest quality teaching, with bespoke CPD for all staff to support this, the best possible student support and the most appropriate and innovative curriculum. 

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and ambitious Subject Leader of Art who is focused on raising student achievement in this vibrant and forward-looking department. 

The Academy benefits from its membership of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust, a unique Joint Faith Multi Academy Trust in Liverpool.  The Trust has a proven track record in developing leaders and ensuring staff reach their full potential and career aspirations through a comprehensive programme of CPD and career progression opportunities.  Leaders within the Trust benefit from access to the highest quality local and national training programmes, as well as peer to peer support and professional mentoring within the Trust. 

Ofsted reported the following in January 2019:

"Leaders have developed a culture in which all pupils are valued and supported to become thoughtful and hardworking"

"Pupils are immensely proud of their school. They value their education and the support that they receive from teachers."

"New subject leaders are provided with high-quality training to help them in their roles."

"Leaders have high expectations of staff. Staff are very supportive of school leaders and enjoy working in the school. They are proud of being members of staff at St Francis of Assisi."

We are determined that the successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for Art teaching and the ability to lead, manage and develop the Art curriculum. 
  • Reliable evidence of very good to outstanding teaching with a focus on raising student achievement at KS3 and KS4.
  • A passion for making a difference for young people in the city of Liverpool.

Closing date for applications: 24th February 2019

Interviews Date: Week Commencing 25th February 2019

The school will be holding an opening afternoon on Wednesday 20th February, where you can meet Assistant Headteacher Andrea St John and take a tour of the school.  Please contact Hannah by emailing, to confirm your visit.

Further information and application packs can also be obtained by contacting our Hays Recruitment Partner, Hannah Connell, by emailing or by calling 0151 242 5100. Visits to the Academy are warmly encouraged and can also be arranged by contacting Hannah Connell.

Academy Details

Gardners Drive, Liverpool, L6 7UR

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

“The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is a member of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust”

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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More about The Academy of St Francis of Assisi
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Gardeners Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside, L6 7UR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 260 7600
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