KS4 Art & Design Tutor, Bexhill, East Sussex

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DV8 Sussex - Bexhill CampusBexhill, East Sussex
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Start date: Start date: w/c 2nd September 2019, with the term starting for students on Friday 6th September.
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £25-26k pro-rata
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Contract: Permanent, 43 weeks per year, term-time only 

Hours of Work: Wednesday, 9.00am – 4.00pm 

Location: Bexhill

Dv8 Sussex is seeking a Lead Tutor for its KS4 Art & Design Level 1 programme at DV8’s Bexhill Centre as part of College Central’s (The Sabden Multi Academy Trust) Vocational offer for 14-16-year-old learners. The Lead Tutor will successfully deliver qualifications, learning and pastoral care aims of this programme.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching Learning and Assessment

  • Plan, deliver and assess NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft (601/0489/2)
  • Ensure all students receive an effective initial assessment, accurately identifying any additional learning needs. Ensure that this process supports and informs the learning process, enables individualised target and goal setting and the mapping of progress throughout programme. 
  • If any additional learning support needs are identified, ensure that a clear plan is put in in collaboration with the PFL Keyworker to meet these needs and disseminate accordingly.
  • Ensure that all student pre-enrolment information and initial assessment information is used to plan for effective delivery and differentiation of learning.
  • Oversee the timetabling of additional “catch-up” sessions for students as and when required.
  • Feed-into, and contribute to ILPs, student live files and 1-2-1 progress reviews to support learning and evidence progress for every learner, accordingly reporting progress back to College Central.
  • Ensure assessment of learning is ongoing, effective and delivered as per the assessment plan/ schedule. Where actions to improve are identified, ensure that a clear plan of action is put in place and followed with demonstrable impact on the quality of assessment, including evidencing and tracking of student progress.
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of, and planning for, key dates for assessment (assessment plan/ schedule).
  • Work with the CORE+ team to ensure that English and Maths are embedded throughout the curriculum and that opportunities to embed are implemented and built into the curricula. 
  • Liaise with Head of Centre and Lead IQA as appropriate; to ensure NCFE registration, unit delivery and assessment are achieved in a timely manner.

Curriculum Planning 

  • Co-ordinate the KS4 Art & Design curriculum delivery and assessment planning in the Dv8 Bexhill Centre, ensuring that curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students, and that it provides a clear plan for assessment, internal verification, and progression.
  • Ensure course delivery and assessment meets the criteria set out by awarding bodies and College Central’s guidelines.
  • Liaise with the Head of Centre to sign off curriculum prior to each academic year’s planning deadline. 
  • Ensure that student profile information from the admissions process is used to develop and inform curriculum design, and the planning for learning.
  • Create a positive environment for learning and set high expectations for the teaching teams in relation to standards of student attendance, punctuality, achievement and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

Quality Improvement

  • Report on termly student progress, reviewing all learner progress and support needs throughout the year with College Central’s PFL Senior Keyworker and Delivery and Performance Manager.
  • Contribute to annual full Self Assessment and Quality Improvement Planning for the area, as part of the organisational Self Assessment and Quality Improvement Plan processes. 

Student Services

  • Liaise with parents and carers as and when required to support student achievement.
  • Attend parents’ consultation appointments where relevant to ensure parents are engaged in the young persons learning journey and aware of progress, including targets, throughout the year.

Person Specification


  • Hold a formal teaching qualification at level 4 (CTLLS or equivalent) or above.
  • Hold a Degree level qualification (ideally in a related sector area)

Knowledge and Experience

  • Previous experience of teaching.
  • A demonstrable record of success in previous roles.
  • Significant successful experience of teaching relevant course areas.
  • Up to date knowledge of the subject area, syllabus requirements and appropriate teaching techniques; an awareness of requirements of awarding bodies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanisms for the identification, assessment and support of learner needs.
  • Understanding of equality and diversity within the curriculum, barriers to learning and strategies to overcome these.
  • Practical and professional knowledge of creative industries

Personal attributes and qualities

  • The ability to lead others in the delivery of a high-quality creative learning programme Good organisational and administrative skills
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
  • The ability to make a contribution to the development of the curriculum and resources.
  • The suitability to work with children and young people.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A good work ethic with the ability to work under pressure, to be flexible, thorough and accurate.
  • A commitment to provide an outstanding and inspirational service to staff and students.
  • A commitment to Dv8’s core values, with particular focus on student success through high quality teaching, learning and assessment.

More about DV8 Sussex - Bexhill Campus
Address: Bexhill Hive, 41 St Leonards Road, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN40 1HS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 142 421 3890