A truly unique and exciting opportunity to lead our innovative and committed Design Faculty. The significance of our Faculty is a reflection of both the importance that our school attaches to Design, and to the considerable numbers of students at Key Stage 4 and Post-16 who opt for an aesthetic and design specialism within: Art, Photography, Food Technology, Graphics, Textiles and Product Design. We offer an extensive variety of opportunities for your development, as part of our outstanding Teaching School.
Salary is in line with National Pay Scales plus TLR 1b allowance £10,614 pa. Required from September 2018.
At all times our Faculty emphasis is on the importance of the acquisition of a breadth of subject knowledge and understanding of design. Critical understanding, exploration, and the use of ICT and the development of independent learning are a central part of our teaching. The creation of the Design Faculty focused on the sharing of expertise, resources and staff across the different subjects to create new opportunities for learning. We truly believe that the importance placed on the acquisition of highly developed design, and practical skills for the production of quality outcomes, with an awareness of the world of creative and industrial practices, is fundamental to our students’ success!
With demonstrated leadership skills, you will provide professional leadership and management for the Faculty - to secure the highest quality teaching and learning, effective use of resources, and drive continually improving standards of achievement for all students. You will be required to teach Art, Design & Photography up to KS5.
Benefitting from excellent facilities and a very able staff team, this is an outstanding school for you to really develop your leadership career; providing an extensive variety of opportunities for staff development through the Red Kite Learning Trust and wider Alliance.
Exam results at HGS and within the Design Faculty are very good: at GCSE in Art & Design 54% achieved A*-A, 95% A*-C; In Design & Technology and Food Technology, 89% achieved A* -C, and in Product Design 83% achieved A-C. At A-Level: 47% achieve A*-B, and 69% A*-C in Art & Design; Photography achieved 60% A*-B, 93% A*-C; and Product Design students achieved 60% A*-B grades.
Come and meet the team, speak to Faculty colleagues or discuss the reward package (including provision for up front salary, relocation support and consideration for portability of pay up to UPS3) with our HR Director.
For more details and access to our on-line application form, please visit www.rklt.co.uk/vacancies/
If we can help in providing any other information you might need in advance of your application please do contact the HR team: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01423 535641
Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 17th April 2018
Harrogate Grammar School, as part of Red Kite Learning Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Executive Headteacher & CEO: Mr R Sheriff