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Art Teacher

Wellington College International TianjinTianjin, China

Teacher of Art

Reports to: Head of Art

Wellington College is committed to providing world-class educational opportunities in the city of Tianjin. We seek to recruit and develop staff members who are fully engaged with the stated vision of the school – [to] “aspire to create a caring, international community that develops well-rounded individuals with strong values and the skills to thrive within an ever-changing global society” and who are guided in their professional and personal conduct by the core Wellington values – courage, respect, integrity, kindness and responsibility. In this way, the post holder should regard the following outline of the job description not as a checklist of things to achieve, but as a starting point for their growth in the role. 

The Department 

The Art department is a well-resourced facility with interlinking studio spaces which support Fine Art practice. A printmaking area dedicated sixth form studio and media suite is equipped with photography equipment and Microsoft Studio Pro computers and contributes to a vibrant learning environment. IGCSE and A Level pupils are encouraged to make aspirational artworks and Key stage 3 projects broadly adhere to the UK national curriculum covering a range of ideas, media and techniques. 

Art is a popular subject and class numbers are high relative to the size of the senior school. IGCSE and A Level classes follow the Edexcel specification and results for 2020-21 were 100% 9 – 6 at IGCSE and 100% A* - C at A Level with 47% A*/A.  

A wide range of exhibitions, trips and competitions are offered throughout the year. Considerable portfolio application support is in place for year 13 pupils and recent offers have included Parsons in New York, Rhode Island School of Art and Design in the US and the UAL foundation courses in London.  


1. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Curriculum: 

 To teach Art (and General Art) within the Art department. 

 To work with the Head of Art and other staff on the development of schemes of work, helping to build opportunities for: 

 Ensuring progression among all learners

 Active learning and engagement

 Assessment for learning 

 Meeting the needs of all learners, specifically through language support

 ICT 

 Enrichment and external links 

Learning: 

 To maintain up-to-date records of pupil progress across all aspects of performance 

 To ensure that your pupils make good or outstanding progress in Art 

 To deal effectively with behaviour, attendance and punctuality issues 

Assessment: 

 To carry out the regular assessment and marking of pupils' work, according to the departmental and whole school assessment and marking policy 

 To keep records of student attainment and progress 

 To monitor student achievement against school and national data at individual student and teaching group level, and to take action to improve achievement and combat identified under achievement 

 To carry out assessment and feedback

Policy: 

 To attend relevant meetings 

 To undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by the Master or Head of Art

 To contribute to areas of departmental development as a member of the Art team 

Guidance & Welfare: 

Where appropriate, act as a form tutor, fulfilling the following functions: 

 To take overall responsibility for monitoring tutees’ academic and wider progress and development, acting in line with school policies in this area;

 To review progress and support pupils in target setting and action planning; 

 To ensure that all pupils are valued and treated according to the aims of the school. 

2 Knowledge, Experience and Profile

Required Qualifications / Skills:

 A relevant degree (BSc) and professional teaching qualification is essential 

 A passion for Art and the ability to share this with as wide a range of pupils as possible

 Excellent subject knowledge and an interest in current developments in Art 

 Bilingual fluency in written and spoken English to enable effective communication with pupils and in working relationships

 Knowledge of A-level/GCSE/IGCSE curriculums, their delivery and assessment 

 The desire to put the wellbeing each pupil at the heart of what they do

 Excellent inter-personal skills

 Honesty, integrity, compassion, flexibility and a good sense of humour 

 Strong organizational, self-management and problem-solving skills 

Desirable Qualifications / Skills:

 Experience teaching A-level (or equivalent) in your subject specialism

 Experience teaching the Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE Art

 Experience teaching and mentoring EAL students

“Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.” 

ITFCP Statement of Commitment 

Please note this position is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure. Wellington College International Tianjin is committed to equality and diversity. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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