Temporary Head of Art & Design, Staffordshire

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Wolgarston High SchoolStaffordshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £24,372 - £40,493 per year (MPS/UPS Plus 2.5 TLR (£4653.00))
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Temporary Head of Art & Design 

Maternity Cover  

Required from September 2020 (an earlier start date may be an option) 

We are a 13-19 High School in an attractive, semi-rural location in South Staffordshire with 700 students on roll.   

The school is part of Penk Valley Academy Trust is the local academy trust for the following schools Marshbrook First School, Princefield First School, St John’s First School, St Mary& St Chad CE First School, Penkridge Middle School, Wolgarston High School and The Rural Enterprise Academy. The Trust’s vision is to take collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person in our Trust receives an excellent education, achieves high outcomes and realises their potential. All members of staff work incredibly hard to provide the very best education for every child in our care. 

We are seeking to appoint a talented and inspirational teacher to continue to lead the development of Art & Design in our school during the substantive job holder’s maternity leave.  

You will demonstrate strong teaching skills and an ability to motivate, enthuse and deliver dynamic and enjoyable lessons. You know you are not the finished article.  You know you get things wrong from time to time, but you are prepared to reflect on your practice because you are always eager to learn and improve.   

You will be passionate about showcasing your students’ work – in exhibitions, shows, around school and in the local community.  You will be keen to run appropriate trips and visits. You will bang the drum for creativity! Under your watch the numbers of students choosing Art & Design will grow. 

We currently offer GCSE for KS4 and a mixture of  BTEC and A Level for KS5. The design element is particularly important to us and we have excellent facilities including a well-equipped suite of rooms to support its development. Graphic Design experience would be advantageous.  

Successful candidates must: 

Be able to inspire, enthuse and motivate students to ensure that they achieve their full potential 

A passionate advocate of the subject who contributes effectively to departmental and whole school improvement  

Able and willing to make a full contribution to the life of the school  

Have high expectations of themselves and others  

Be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills  

Be flexible and a good team player  

If you believe you meet all of the above, we are looking forward to meeting you.  Not sure?  Why not come and have a coffee and a look around before applying? To arrange your visit please contact Fenella Forrester via email on f-forrester@penkvalley.co.uk or by telephone on 01785 788400.  

Application forms and job specification are available on the school website. 

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 27th March 2020 

Completed application forms should be returned to via email to                    
 f-forrester@penkvalley.co.uk or by post to the school address. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.



More about Wolgarston High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cannock Road, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5RX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1785 788400
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