The City of London School for Girls is an independent, non-denominational girls’ school which is administered by the Corporation of the City of London. It is a member of the Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) and caters for pupils whose ages range from 7 to 18 years. The total number of pupils is about 755, approximately 93 of whom are members of the Preparatory Department. There are, on average 150 girls in the Sixth Form. Entry is by competitive examination at 11+ and by testing and interview at 7+ and Sixth Form level. The school has a strong academic tradition and all girls go on to Higher Education from the Sixth Form.
Achieving academic excellence is an important part of life at CLSG, but so too is the provision of a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities, broadening students’ lives with new experiences and challenges and ultimately, ensuring that our pupils flourish. A highly supportive system of pastoral care is in place in which understanding, encouraging and inspiring individual pupils is a fundamental part. Our School is cosmopolitan in outlook and the staff and students make the most of all that London has to offer. We are committed to an active outreach programme, to an international outlook and to educating young women to be the leaders of tomorrow. Applicants for teaching posts at City should therefore be enthusiastic about getting to know students and providing guidance appropriate to their individual needs. Applicants should also be keen to invest time and energy in extra-curricular activities, and to exploit to the full the opportunities arising from being at the heart of the City of London and to contributing to the strong community spirit which is a prominent feature of the school.
We are seeking a well-qualified, ambitious and skilful teacher to join our very successful Art department and maintain high standards of teaching and learning. Experience of teaching GCSE and A Level Art is essential. This post would suit someone with the ambition to lead their own Department in the future.
The department is currently staffed by the Head of Department, and two full time teachers. In addition there is a full time Art technician. All pupils in years 5 to 9 study Art. Art is then offered at GCSE and A level.
Pupils are prepared for the GCSE and A Level Art and Design (Fine Art) offered by Edexcel. Examination students make personal, individual, exciting work, which is exhibited in the summer term. A significant number of students apply for competitive degree and foundation courses in Art and Architecture. Students are supported in the development of their portfolios alongside their A Level work. The Department develops pupils’ potential through projects, which promote high-level skills and knowledge of materials, techniques and processes. Artists’ work informs the creative process and all year groups visit exhibitions locally and further afield. In recent years examination students have travelled to Madrid, Venice and Basel.
Acommodation and Equipment
The Art Department occupies three spacious studios on the top floor of the school. The studios are well equipped for general use as well as offering specialist equipment for textile printing, 3D work and printmaking. There is a darkroom, which is equipped for black and white printing and all studios have PCs and a screen. The department has an excellent art library with a wide range of books and catalogues to support teaching and learning.