Art Teacher, West Berkshire

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Kennet SchoolWest Berkshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (£23,720 - £39,406)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Art Teacher

Are you an ambitious and dynamic teacher of Art looking to work in an outstanding department? The Arts are a highly valued part of our curriculum and we hold an Artsmark Platinum award. The Art Department is a beacon of excellence, both within our school and our wider context: we are incredibly proud of their achievements and the work which our pupils produce.  

Would you like to join a school community which values the development of its teachers and invests heavily in CPD? Whether you’re an NQT or a more experienced teacher, our Art & Photography department will provide the supportive and collaborative environment in which to develop your career and refine your practice. 

 We offer:

  •  an open and collaborative community that trusts its teachers, equipping them with the skills and allowing them the freedom to act as valued professionals; 
  • a consistently outstanding department with a national reputation for excellence;
  • excellent facilities and resources including extensive IT provision and Mac suite; 
  • high quality inset days, Minimum 15% non-contact time, bespoke 3 year induction programme for new teachers & leadership development programmes; 
  • a range of personal benefits, including Cycle to Work Scheme, on site leisure centre and an active staff social committee;
  • rigid procedures for managing behaviour;
  • an Ofsted outstanding School that believes ‘better never stops’. 

For further insight into the Art & Photography Department and Kennet School please view the attachments below labelled:

 ‘A letter from our Headteacher’ (What We Believe)

 ‘Letter to Applicants’ (Staff Benefits)

‘A Letter from the Head of Art’

We would like you to be:

  • able to teach Art to Key Stage 4 & 5;
  • creative, forward thinking attitude & unapologetically passionate about your subject;
  • committed to working collaboratively as part of a team and across the school;
  • willing to think creatively and take risks in the classroom;
  • hard-working with excellent organisational skills.

How to Apply

Click the ‘Quick Apply’ button below to complete the application form. 

The school’s successes are well documented, but we believe that it is most impressive when seen in action. We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Chris Ellison, Deputy Headteacher for more information ( ). 

Deadline & Interview Dates

Deadline for applications is 9am, Tuesday 9 July 2019 and candidates selected for interview will be informed by telephone on this day. Interview date: Thursday 11 July 2019. Candidates will be asked to bring a portfolio containing examples of their own and pupil work. 

Additional Information

Kennet School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, including being subject to a full DBS check. 

Job location

More about Kennet School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stoney Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4LL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1635 862 121
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