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Head of Art

St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive SchoolGreenwich

We are looking to appoint a creative and passionate Head of Art. This role is suitable for a highly motivated and ambitious NQT or an experienced teacher.

This post represents a superb career opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic professional who has outstanding subject knowledge and will come with a TLR.

September 2021 Start

Our aim is to:

Equip students with the knowledge and skills to experiment, explore and make, giving them the skills and confidence to create their own works of art.

Teach students to become skillful drawers, painters, and creative practitioners.

Learn about great artists, art movements and to understand that art reflects and shapes our history, our culture and our national creativity.

Encourage students to think critically about the formal elements of art, the processes and context of art, giving them a more in depth understanding of art.

We are looking for a teacher to:

  • Be suitably qualified and have the skills required to perform the role to a high standard
  • Ensure the examination process for GCSE is fully adhered to
  • Have a good awareness of what constitutes an ‘Outstanding’ lesson
  • Be a creative practitioner and who is prepared to put forward ideas to help the department develop
  • Be able to work within a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Have excellent communication and team work skills
  • Be successful in delivering the curriculum (including lesson preparation, assessing and reporting on students’ work), using methodology and learning styles to maintain an effective learning environment within the ethos, rules and disciplinary systems of the Academy
  • Have the drive and enthusiasm to engage and inspire pupils.
  • Have the dedication to improve the life chances of young people throughout the school

St Thomas More prides itself on educating students, to do their very best, in an inclusive environment. We aim for this to be carried forward within a caring, happy and supportive community, taking moments to celebrate the success of all of our learners, both academically, as well as from an extracurricular perspective. The education that ‘STM' develops pupils to achieve their very best academically, but also focuses on helping them be prepared to be confident young adults.

We are very proud to offer our students a wide-range of extra-curricular activities, including an abundance of trip opportunities (locally, nationally and internationally) allowing students, and staff alike, to be exposed to a variety of cultures and learning platforms, beyond the classroom. In addition to this, the majority of our students are active in our DofE programme, as well as contributing their time to a wide-range of charity-events.

Our school was recently awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark Award. We are so proud of this achievement as it demonstrates our strive to ensure all members of our community are respected and that we continue to take active steps to implement equity for equality. While we are a faith school, we accept applicants from all spiritual backgrounds and encourage our students to be well-informed on faiths different to our own.

The school has a Well-Being committee, consisting of members from the teaching staff, as well as those from the administrative and support staff. The committee meet regularly and serve as a voice for others to raise any concerns, but also to invent ways to further celebrate all staff. As a small school, one of the benefits is that everyone is valued as an individual. It is important to us that all staff feel that they are respected and appreciated.

The continued success of ‘STM’ in regards to progress is a result of the high-quality teaching, supported professional development, outstanding behaviour for learning and support of our students' families. We are an OFSTED-rated 'Outstanding' school and have been consistently in the top 1 or 2 percent for Progress 8 and this is a success we nurture by encouraging all students, of all abilities, to feel seen and supported.

Deadline for applications 18th April 2021

Interviews the week commencing 26th April 2021

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