Teacher of Art & Design (Maternity), Surrey

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Sir William Perkins's SchoolSurrey

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Start date: Ideally Summer Term 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Schools own scale based on candidates qualifications, skills and experience
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Sir William Perkins’s School is a high-performing independent girl’s school for approximately 611 students aged 11 – 18 years. The Head is both a member of HMC and GSA. It was founded in 1725 and is now on an attractive 12 acre site situated on the outskirts of Chertsey, a two minute walk from the railway station and very near to the junction of the M3 and M25.

The School has excellent facilities, having benefited from an extensive and ongoing building and refurbishment programme including a new Sixth Form Centre and purpose built Boat Club which opened in summer 2016.

We are offering an enthusiastic, well-qualified graduate who is passionate about their subject, the opportunity to teach Art & Design throughout Years 7 – 11 in our highly acclaimed Art & Design Department from either April 2018 or, for the right candidate, after May half term 2018.  

The post is full-time and is a temporary position providing maternity cover and there may be other opportunities to teach throughout the School in related subjects such as Design Technology depending on the candidate’s qualifications, skills and experience.  

The Art & Design Department has two full-time teachers, a part-time print-making/photography tutor, and a technician/artist-in-residence. The department is housed in an attractive, modern building with two general-purpose art rooms plus a print room, Sixth Form painting studio, darkroom and kiln room. Students work in a range of media that includes oil paint, etching, photography, textiles, ceramics and sculpture.  The School is well equipped with computer facilities.  

The Art & Design results are superb at both GCSE and A level, with many students achieving not only top grades, but also full marks.  In 2017, 100% achieved A*/A at GCSE and 86% achieved A*/A at A level.  The annual Art Exhibition is an awe-inspiring event that is hugely admired by the many who attend.  A good number of students go on to study Art & Design beyond school.


Entrance to the School is by competitive examination and the School values its excellent academic reputation. The students are highly motivated and eager to learn. Significant emphasis is also placed on the broad and balanced curriculum, the wide-ranging co-curricular activities and the caring and supportive environment. 

The ISI regulatory compliance inspection in September 2016 recorded that all eight parts of the standard were met and our report in the Good Schools Guide 2016 describes our “Excellent Results achieved with a big dollop of humour, humanity and freedom of thought”. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. 

Please see attached Candidate Information Pack for further details.

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More about Sir William Perkins's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9BN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1932 574900
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