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Art History Teacher

Oundle SchoolNorthamptonshire

To start September 2021, with an induction in the last week of August, we are seeking an exceptional Teacher of Art History to develop and inspire our pupils, and who is able to participate in and contribute to the life of the School as a whole.  In return, the School is committed to helping you develop further as a teacher by supporting you with appropriate professional development.

This is a fixed-term position, initially for one year, with a 50% FTE commitment to the teaching, pastoral and co-curricular life of the School.

THE DEPARTMENT

History of Art is housed at the heart of the academic life of the School in the Cloisters and we have three History of Art teachers working collaboratively. Pupils may opt for History of Art in the Lower Sixth; the subject has been growing in popularity in recent years and there are currently 34 pupils studying the subject across the Sixth Form.

The department has close links with the Art Department and shared trips are organised each year to London galleries and an overseas trip to New York or a European city. The two departments regularly host visiting speakers from a range of artistic, professional and academic backgrounds. The spectacular Yarrow Gallery is also part of the Department; it is one of the best exhibiting spaces in East Anglia.

The yearly programme includes five shows by established professional artists as well as the very popular A level exhibition in the Summer Term.

We study the CAIE Pre-U syllabus and will be moving to Edexcel A level from September 2021. The course aims to develop the critical understanding of works of art, placing them firmly in the context in which they are found. The subject content is chronologically wide ranging, extending from classical antiquity to the present day, including painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking and photography.

THE TOWN

We are fortunate in our location at the heart of a beautiful market town: School and town are part of the same community and our pupils take their place within this community, not isolated from it. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl theatre.  The town has a range of independent shops, coffee houses, pubs and eateries. Encircled by the river Nene, the town is also blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside with many picturesque villages nearby.

For those moving into the area, accommodation may be available at a discounted rate.  Other benefits include a salary on the generous Oundle pay scale.

For further details and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.

Application closing date: Tuesday 18th May 2021 (9am)

Interview date: Saturday 22nd May 2021

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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