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Head of Creative Arts

Box Hill SchoolSurrey

Box Hill School is a co-educational community of 425 girls and boys aged 11 to 18, whose educational ideals and practice are designed to get the best out of each student. The school follows the philosophy of Kurt Hahn, founder of Gordonstoun in Scotland: while placing academic work at the heart of a school, Hahn stressed the importance of an all-round education as a preparation for life. The right candidate will be able to teach a range of abilities and have a clear vision of how to maximise achievement in our students and ensure that learning is an enriching and challenging experience for all.

The school wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Head of Creative Arts (including art, design, fashion, textiles) for September 2021 to lead and develop the successful and innovative Art department, and oversee and develop the delivery of Design/Technology (3D design) and Fashion and Textiles. The Head of Department will be expected to lead, manage and develop, in consultation with the Deputy Head,  IB Co-ordinator, SENCO and Director of the ISC, an effective and dynamic curriculum. In particular, we seek a person with the vision, drive and enthusiasm to champion an approach to the curriculum which draws together transferrable skills in creative arts. The opportunity exists, over time, to promote and grow a curriculum which is innovative and dynamic in this area with the full support of senior management.

Although multi-disciplinary applicants are encouraged, a significant amount of teaching will be Art (visual art) from year 7 through to sixth form and the candidates must be confident to teach Art to a high level. The post would suit both those new to the profession and more experienced colleagues. The right candidate will be able to teach a range of abilities and have a clear vision of how to maximise achievement in our students and ensure that learning is an enriching and challenging experience for all. We aim to appoint colleagues who will involve themselves whole-heartedly within our community and who see teaching as a way of life, not just a job.

The position offered is full time with extra curricula activities and duties.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Wednesday 19/05/2021

Interviews to be held Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th May 2021

If you require further information about the vacancy please email:

Wendy Jordan at wendy.jordan@boxhillschool.com

To be considered for the role applications must be submitted on our Box Hill School application form which can be downloaded below or from our school website www.boxhillschool.com

Completed applications should be emailed to Wendy Jordan at wendy.jordan@boxhillschool.com

Box Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share our commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and the successful candidate will be expected to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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