Teaching & Learning Lead - Art and Photography, Lewisham

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Forest Hill SchoolLewisham

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS dependent on experience + TLR 2C
Contract term: Permanent

At Forest Hill School, we challenge stereotypes about under-achieving boys.   Are you up for the challenge?


We are looking to appoint a highly skilled art and photography teacher to take on the post of Teaching and Learning Lead.  This is an exciting role that focuses both on leading the art curriculum and developing teaching and learning across art, photography, design and technology and food technology in the Expressive Arts Faculty.  Art is taught across 2 Key Stages and is a popular option choice at GCSE, Exdexcel art GCSE and A level, WJEC photography at GCSE.  The successful candidate will lead a dynamic and dedicated team of teachers in developing this area further in the school.


Forest Hill is a dynamic community school that offers innovative teaching across a broad curriculum, including a Performing Arts focus, which is underpinned by the highest standards of pastoral care. 

We are an extremely inclusive and popular 11-19 boys’ school, with a mixed sixth form run in partnership with Sydenham Girls School and believe that every student should be given the support to aspire to and achieve excellence. 


As a teacher at Forest Hill you will be part of a team of specialists who are determined to make a difference. We take pride in working together as one fully supportive team and are committed to laying the foundations for the future by helping all our staff develop their capabilities.


Our ideal candidate is;

• An innovative and enthusiastic Art and Photography teacher qualified to teach up to Post 16

• An outstanding teacher who combines a range of innovative teaching strategies and excellent relationships with young people

• A team player who collaborates well with others and has the shared vision to lead and improve standards of teaching and learning

• Someone who looks for ways to improve themselves and the school and is not afraid of taking responsibility beyond their classroom


We will offer;

• The opportunity to work in an established and experienced Performing Arts school which challenges the stereotypes of underachieving boys in the Arts

• A personalised CPD programme that offers a range of opportunities to broaden your pedagogical experience and which seeks to support you in developing yourself for future leadership roles 

• Dedicated art block and an opportunity to work in collaboration with a borough wide art hub.


Please visit our website at www.foresthill.lewisham.sch.uk to make direct on-line applications, which must be returned to vacancies@foresthillschool.co.uk        NB:  We do not accept CVs.  

Informal visits are welcome and should be arranged directly with Ms Hannah Thomas (Deputy Assistant Head Teacher).


Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday 30th September with interviews scheduled for the same week.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified and that the interview process will include lesson observations in both subjects.


Safeguarding Statement 

Forest Hill School 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 exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.


Equal Opportunities Statement

Forest Hill School is an equal opportunities employer.  We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation.





More about Forest Hill School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2XN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8699 9343
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