Teacher of Art and Graphics, Oxfordshire

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Oxford AcademyOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale of Upper Pay Spine
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Art and Graphics

Start Date: September 2018

Location: Littlemore, Oxford

Salary: Main or Upper Pay Spine

Contract: Full time and permanent - NQTs welcome

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of a full time Art and Graphics at The Oxford Academy.  We are a Good school with Outstanding Leadership Management and Professional Development following our Ofsted inspection in 2016.  We are ranked in the top 0.2% of schools nationally and where behaviour in and around the school is exemplary. 

All levels of experience considered, NQTS welcome

We are seeking a full-time Art and Graphics Teacher who shares an enthusiasm for the arts and strives to broaden horizons and inspire young people every day.  We are looking for someone who can bring with them ideas, energy and enthusiasm and who has a commitment to raising attainment.  The ideal candidate would be ambitious and have the ability and experience to teach across a range of media and Key Stages. 

The Oxford Academy has dedicated facilities in the visual arts which provide opportunities to explore digital media, ceramics, textiles, graphic design and fine arts.  Students are taught an array of 2D & 3D skills as well as analytical and critical processes in the development of their work and others’.  It is essential for a successful candidate to continue to offer this breadth and depth as well as meet the individual needs of their students as they support and challenge them. 

We welcome applications from all levels of experience including NQTs for which we offer an excellent induction programme.  For experienced teachers we offer staff development and the opportunity to work with an experienced team of Art Educators who are passionate about the arts, our students and the community.  

We are: 

• A rapidly improving school  

• Privileged to occupy an award-winning purpose built environment: our £33 million school building opened in 2011 

• 5 miles from the Centre of the thriving and historic city of Oxford: serving the needs of Blackbird Leys and surrounding community 

• Proud of our well behaved students and hard-working, dedicated staff   The ideal candidate will have; 

• Strong subject and curriculum knowledge with the ability to effectively teach a range of interesting and well planned lessons in Art and Graphics;  

• Knowledge and experience of Photoshop;  

• Have the ability to develop community links and wider cultural experiences i.e. Art trips, exhibitions;  

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to promote high quality teaching and learning, taking responsibility for students’ progress;  

• Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning;  

• Have the ability to be a team player who is prepared to go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the challenges of these roles;  

•  Have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision and direction of the department as we strive for further success together;  

• Have the ability to play a full role in maintaining and enhancing the current high standards in the department, modeling positive learning behavior, having high expectations of the students in all aspects of their learning;

Please see job description for further details. 

Application packs are available on the Oxford Academy website at: theoxfordacademy.org.uk

If you have, any queries about the application process or would like further information or to arrange a visit to the Academy, please contact Ann O’Reilly, HR Manager: ann.oreilly@theoxfordacademy.org.uk

Closing Date for online applications:  Midday Friday 18 May 2018, applications will be considered upon receipt.

We regret that if you do not receive any correspondence by Friday 25 May 2018 please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.  

The Oxford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant for any position will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS (disclosure and barring system) and appropriate Right to Work clearances.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6JZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 774311
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