Art and Design Teacher, Brent, London

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Kingsbury Green Primary SchoolBrent, London

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UQT/ MPG
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

In seeking to join Kingsbury Green Primary school you are demonstrating your ambition to join us on our journey to World Class status.  This new role in our school will be instrumental in delivering our 4 year vision for the arts and in inspiring, motivating and challenging our children to excel in new and exciting ways 

Here we think deeply about pedagogy and children’s learning and look for spirit in all our staff in order to offer and deliver learning and care in a holistic and heartfelt way. Our Art and Design teacher will confidently build a distinctive and bold vision for the arts at KGPS.

To be sure this is the school for you here are a few things that are at our heart, if you align then read on …

· We seek first to understand, build trust to treasure professional, meaningful relationships; between staff, staff and children, children and children

· We believe that truly great teaching is what improves children’s progress and that it is all our responsibility to make great teaching happen

· We believe every child can achieve very well from whatever their starting point and that it is the role of staff to present learning in such a way that they will learn

· We believe teaching is a craft and an apprenticeship - honed with dedication, sweat and “stickability”

· We believe in the limitless potential of people

· We believe this school has a duty and responsibility to provide staff and children with the right conditions to grow

· We believe that feedback to pupils and each other should be timely and precise.

· We believe hard work and pride in a job done well (especially when no one is watching)  brings joy and is the key to lifelong success

· We believe in staying positive and in being kind to each other

·  We believe we all learn from mistakes and that giving and receiving feedback s how we grow individually and as an organisation 


Key Duties

To deliver to a high standard all aspects of the 2012 Teacher standards

In doing so:

1. Climate for learning

· Develop positive attitudes to learning in all pupils

· Establish clear routines

· Manage the emotional climate and culture in your classroom

· Respond to children’s commitment, engagement and behaviour consciously, proactively and without blame

2. Planning and preparation

· Create rigorous, innovative outcome driven lessons rooted firmly in assessment of prior learning over a lesson, week, term and year. Be able to plan backwards from a clear outcome

· Plan carefully for children to make excellent progress from their starting points over time

· Meet all the academic needs of pupils in your class

· Prepare diligently for lessons, using feedback judiciously and with real impact

3. Teaching and learning 

· Model all learning precisely and in ways that enable all learners to access the learning

· Collaborate with colleagues to deliver great lessons, add value to the school, design strategy and innovations

· Build in independent practice to ensure children take risks and become ready learners

· Give instructions with clarity 

· Use other adults with skill and precision to maximise children’s learning 

4. Assessment and feedback

· Assess children’s learning quickly, accurately, precisely and evaluatively 

· Analyse assessment information accurately and adapt learning as needed 

· Share assessment information quickly and as requested 

· Develop clear progression documentation ensuring the good or better progress of vulnerable pupils 

5. Professionalism

· Model a clear belief that all children will achieve and that you are the change agent

· Organise yourself and your classroom that maximises time

· Hold a viewpoint and be willing to share this. Be an active, open minded and reflected learner

· Actively seek out information to improve subject knowledge including through reading blogs, research and online information 

· Actively engage in professional development, academic reading, your career development, coaching, mentoring and appraisal systems 

· Be familiar with the School Handbook , teaching and leadership framework and support all the School’s policies, e.g. those on Health and Safety, Child Protection, Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Reporting;

· Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues and associate staff, and contribute to effective team working;

6. Art and Design

· Develop and shape the art and design vision and curriculum that is inclusive, exciting, carefully planned and that produces beautiful outcomes that motivate and instill pride from our whole community 

· Lead on inter-disciplinary events and projects that expose children to the world of art and design including promoting cultural cohesion

· To enrich children’s experience and understanding through bringing in speakers, experts and through local partnerships

· To promote excellence through carefully curated school displays and projects developing the knowledge and skills of other staff.

Job location

More about Kingsbury Green Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Old Kenton Lane, Kingsbury, London, NW9 9ND, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8204 6423