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Teacher of Art & Design

Moor End AcademyKirklees

This is a great opportunity to join the Art, Design and Technology Department in a highly successful academy. Art & Design is a very popular subject at GCSE and the department is a well-resourced department comprising a dedicated team of colleagues of various levels of experience and backgrounds, committed to ensuring the highest possible learning experience to the students at Moor End Academy.

The Art, Design and Technology department currently consists of four teachers. All rooms have their own interactive whiteboards.  Art & Design is part of the core curriculum in years 7 to 9, and is taught as part of the open element in years 10 to 11. Students follow the AQA syllabus Art, Craft & Design course with the various endorsements and they also study AQA Food, Preparation and Nutrition. The department is committed to teaching Art, Design and Food, Preparation and Nutrition concepts and issues through high quality and exciting teaching and learning strategies.

The Academy is accredited by the Edward de Bono Foundation as an official Centre for Creative and Critical Thinking and these skills are at the centre of our teaching. Students enjoy Art, Design and Food Preparation and Nutrition and they respond positively to our imaginative and stimulating approach. This is a great opportunity for you to come in with some creative, imaginative ideas to help build a curriculum that supports progress from Year 7 through to Year 11 within the Open element curriculum. Learning outside the classroom is a big focus and a variety of extra-curricular trips and activities support this within the curriculum.

As teacher of Art & Design in an Outstanding Academy, a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional development will be open to you.  Moor End Academy is a fantastic place to work and Art, Design and Technology plays an important part of this; we never stand still, constantly looking at ways to improve and offer our students the best learning experience we can

Where do we need to go?

The team need an Art & Design teacher who can convert passion and enthusiasm into increasingly successful results, put further challenge for learners in place to convert ‘good’ results into ‘outstanding’ results, and maximise the potential of all learners.  We need someone with a belief in the potential of every child and that, through hard work, all students can achieve success irrespective of their starting point.

The Essentials

• Support the Subject Leader in the drive to improve GCSE Art & Design results;

• Respond to the new GCSE specifications across the specialisms;

• Build student experiences and excitement for Art & Design;

• Develop high quality resources to inspire high levels of engagement in the subject and to support strong academic progress and attainment;

• Take part and plan extra - curricular linked to the GCSE specification

Closing date for applications:  12th April 2021

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check via the DBS. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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