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Subject Leader of Art

Waddesdon Church of England SchoolWaddesdon, Nr. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire


Art isn’t just a subject: it is a way of being, seeing and feeling. Art enlivens, illuminates and questions. As an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and ambitious Subject Leader of Art, you will be able to inspire and lead Waddesdon School's outstanding team of specialists in order to enable our students and staff to thrive personally and academically through Art.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to step up to middle leadership in a supportive, positive and happy environment. The post will start in September 2021.

About us

Waddesdon Church of England School welcomes young people into a safe and secure community where students are encouraged to succeed according to their unique abilities. Standards and expectations are high and learning is developed through a wide range of engaging educational opportunities. Our ethos is rooted and grounded in traditional Christian values which foster dignity and respect for all and compassion and sensitivity towards others. Self-confidence is nurtured through praise, encouragement, acknowledgement of success and celebration of achievement. Our learning culture enables our students to fulfil their potential as responsible and productive citizens, to be keen life-long learners and to be proud to claim that they are a part of the Waddesdon tradition, the "Waddesdon Way".

For further information on the school, please visit www.waddesdonschool.com

About the role

This is a superb opportunity to join a happy and hard-working team whose enthusiasm and expertise enable our students to flourish in Art & Design, Art Graphics and Photography. This very successful and forward-thinking department is extremely well resourced, offering a broad mix of traditional and new media. Take-up numbers are high at GCSE and in the Sixth Form and it is very successful at placing students in Higher Education.

You will enjoy many opportunities to engage with co-curricular projects, such as leading visits, deepening understanding through engagement with contemporary artists, and working collaboratively with outside practitioners. You will also bring your uniqueness to the team and your passion for excellence and innovation.

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About you

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Other information

To find out more about our school, please visit our website which has a number of videos showcasing the school and the work of the Art Department.

The section on staff vacancies includes a short video from members of staff about working at Waddesdon.


For more specific information about the role, and any requirements that you might have, please contact Mrs Angela Morgan on the email address below.

Please send completed application forms to the email address below.

Tel No: 01296 651 382

Email: amorgan@waddesdonschool.com

Closing date: 12noon on 25th January 2021

Interviews to be held: Initial online interview Thursday 28th January 2021

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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