Acting Head of Art & DT, Woking, Surrey

Closing date:

Hoe Valley SchoolWoking, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: 23/4/19
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

There has never been a more exciting time to join HVS with our recent 'Outstanding' ofsted inspection, brand new building and relentless commitment to developing our team.

We are looking for a passionate, talented and rigorous Food or DT practitioner to join our dedicated team in leading the School on its journey to establish a sixth form. This is a crucial appointment for the School to ensure a passion and commitment to Art and Design is established throughout the School and that students are encouraged to develop their talents in these fields.  

The successful Acting Head of Faculty will have the exciting and unique opportunity to lead, design and shape a KS3, KS4 and KS5 curriculum which is bespoke, challenging and fit for the needs of 21st century life.  

Our Acting Head of Art & DT will be an inspirational teacher with a proven track record of leading students to achieve outstanding results in Food and DT, who embraces creativity, innovation and is always looking for the very best practice in teaching.  They will share the School's vision and the belief that all young people can achieve at high levels.  

Hoe Valley School is:

  • An outstanding, heavily oversubscribed secondary school which opened in September 2015 to serve the local community of South Woking 
  • Delivering innovative and exciting lessons to years 7, 8, 9, 10  & 11
  • Committed to ensuring our students leave us with excellent academic outcomes, the skills to be ‘work-ready’ and the traits of excellent global citizens
  • Following the national curriculum offering an extended day allowing time for additional Maths and English along with time for all students to complete their homework during the compulsory day
  • A Google School with ICT fully embedded in all curriculum areas
  • Committed to learning which is relevant with links to the ‘real world’ of business, higher education and the local community
  • In a state of the art new School completed in September 2018 on Egley Road, Woking with brand new facilities for Design and Technology, including a bespoke workshop, food room and textiles facilities fully designed to support an emerging creative curriculum
  • Committed to supporting our staff to have a good work / life balance by offering longer school holidays, bespoke CPD programmes, minimising paperwork and meetings and ultimately by trusting our staff to deliver excellent outcomes  

This is an outstanding and rare opportunity to be part of a School's development  at an 'outstanding' school  and to see your career grow as the School grows. 

Please send applications and queries to recruitment@hoevalleyschool.org.  

Deadline for application is

Sunday 13th January 2019

Applications are considered as they are received, we reserve the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date.  

Only fully completed application forms received by the stated deadline for applications will be accepted as valid applications.   

CV’s will not be accepted as applications.  No recruitment agencies please.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Egley Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0NH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 662627
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There could not be a more exciting time to join the team at Hoe Valley School.  Graded 'outstanding' by Ofsted in June 2018, we have now moved into our brand new building full of state of the art equipment and facilities.  This includes an ...