Teacher of Art, London

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Welling SchoolLondon

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Mainscale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Teacher of Art to join our outstanding specialist arts team from January 2019.

We are looking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic Teacher of Art with exceptional subject knowledge to join our highly successful faculty. The appointed candidate will be a dynamic, hardworking teacher and a strong team player. He or she will also be expected to make a full contribution to the life of this busy Specialist Arts Faculty and the school.

As well as a supportive team of art specialists, we have our own gallery where we exhibit students’ work alongside exhibitions of established artists including the Chapman Brothers and David Hockney. The faculty has a growing international reputation for its innovative approaches to teaching art.  We have showcased our most talented young students by running “the alTURNERtive Prize” - an exhibition that has involved such figures as Richard Wentworth, Michael Archer, Hew Locke, Ryan Gander and Ben Lewis as judges and speakers.

The faculty is extremely successful within the school and wider community and we would like you to contribute to its continuing success. We have strong links with Middlesex University, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Hayward Gallery, the Tate, the ICA, the South London Gallery and other institutions and galleries. 

To be successful, you will:

  • be passionate about art with the potential and desire to continue to    improve; 
  • have a passion for teaching and learning and be committed to raising      standards across all Key Stages; 
  • have excellent subject knowledge and depth of understanding; 
  • have the ability to plan and      prepare innovative, engaging lessons that will keep their students      motivated and will enable them to reach their full potential
  • be an effective and committed team player with a clear vision for      development and sustained improvement in art

In return, we can offer you:

  • to work within a team who believe in working collaboratively, sharing      ideas and supporting each other to achieve great things
  • the opportunity to further develop innovative teaching and learning      strategies to ensure students achieve their full potential
  • excellent CPD opportunities to further develop your skills as a      classroom practitioner and to develop leadership skills as you progress; 
  • excellent networking opportunities within the Trust and through PiXL and   school partnerships;

We would welcome applications from both qualified teachers and NQT’s and will also consider part-time working that fits with the school's needs.

The job description and person specification can be downloaded below or contact Nikki Whitelock, HR Manager at Welling School. Please send your completed application form to  whitelockn@wellingschool-tkat.org

Welling school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Elsa Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1LB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8304 8531
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Thank you for taking the time to consider applying for the post advertised at Welling School.  The successful candidate for this post will be a teacher who can take their love of teaching and use it to inspire and motivate students to achieve or...