Head of Art, Felsted, Essex

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Felsted SchoolFelsted, Essex

Date posted:
Start date: 01 September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Commence: 1 September 2020  | Term-time (34 weeks per year)
Permanent | Full-time | Senior School (Year 13 to 18)

This Independent day and boarding School requires an ambitious and passionate Head of Art to lead, provide strategy and promote pupils’ engagement, both within the curriculum and beyond the classroom.

The Appointee will be a suitably qualified and enthusiastic advocate of the Arts and may have prior knowledge of the AQA Art and Design Exam Board criteria and head of department experience. Felsted pupils are fortunate to have wonderful facilities and specialist teachers to study art as part of the curriculum, co-curricular activities and as a hobby. All forms of art are studied, from still life drawings and paintings to ceramics and textiles.

The successful person must have excellent subject knowledge and the ability to teach a wide range of media/forms of art would be beneficial. The post holder will need to lead and line manage staff, organise and attend various art trips, hold an annual Felsted Art Exhibition and teach art and design at GCSE, A Level and International Baccalaureate level. As with all academic staff at Felsted, the appointee will be expected to play a full part in the school’s boarding and co-curricular programme. 

This is a significant role at Felsted, which will provide the opportunity for the right person to showcase their creative and leadership skills within a growing business and in return, provide an opportunity to enhance their career within a prestigious environment. Examples of artworks can be found on our website here: https://www.felsted.org/co-curricular/art 

Felsted School has its own salary scale which compares favourably against other independent schools and that of the maintained sector.

We are rated ‘Excellent in every aspect' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.  

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 21 February 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 27 February 2020

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website www.felsted.org/employment-opps to complete our online application process.

Felsted School is committed to equal opportunities, the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.



More about Felsted School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Felsted, Essex, CM6 3LL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1371 822600
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