Teacher of Art (Ceramics), Newcastle upon Tyne

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Kenton SchoolNewcastle upon Tyne

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Start date: Required for January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Range: £23,719 to £39,405 pa
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Kenton School is at the cutting-edge of modern education. With just over 1,800 students, we are one of the largest schools in the North East, however despite our size we pride ourselves on retaining a family atmosphere and in ensuring that we cater for the needs of all our students, recognising their special gifts or talents. 

We are extremely committed to ensuring all our students receive a broad and balanced curriculum and we pride ourselves that Art is a core subject and has been since 2016. At KS3, all our students study Art, with all KS4 students having a creative ‘Art’ option consisting of Art and Design GCSE, Art - Graphic Communication GCSE, Ceramics GCSE, Photography GCSE or Art Textiles GCSE. At KS5, students have the option to study AQA Art and Design, Ceramics, Photography, Art Graphic Communications and Art Textiles, with many of our pupils going on to a range of degree courses in related areas. Results at GCSE and A level are above the national average with Art and Ceramics performing in the top 10% nationally. We have a 100% A level pass rate, with the vast majority of pupils achieving or surpassing their ALPS targets. There is also a strong craft tradition within the department.

Following the promotion of a member of our team, a vacancy has arisen for a talented and inspiring Ceramics specialist to join our team teaching across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. This post is open to both newly qualified teachers and experienced teachers looking for an exciting new challenge.

To be successful, you will have:

  • a proven track record of effective training or teaching practice underpinned by a passion for the subject; 
  • a broad base of subject knowledge and the ability to apply a range of teaching      and learning strategies; 
  • excellent analytical skills with the ability to use data and assessment for learning      effectively to inform practice;
  • the ability to work effectively with all students, engaging them through      exciting yet challenging lessons and embedding a culture of positive behaviour for learning. 


Most importantly, you will be committed to our school ethos of ‘all different, all equal,’ instilling high expectations in all our students to enable them to achieve their potential, regardless of the barriers they face.

In return, we offer fantastic opportunities to committed and enthusiastic teachers and tremendous developmental possibilities due to our success, size, facilities and a forward-thinking management and staff, working together to offer the best available chances for our pupils. 

Closing date: Noon on 19th October 2018.

Kenton Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers in our schools to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE3 3RU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 2142200
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