Teacher of Art and Graphic Design, Guernsey

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La Mare de Carteret High SchoolGuernsey

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Start date: Required from 1st September 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (£29,247 - £41,996/£44,353 - £47,175)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and well-qualified specialist graduate who can teach Art and Graphic Design throughout Key Stages 3 and 4.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about raising learners’ individual achievements with innovative ideas to build on existing good practice. Alongside being able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning, you should be committed to the role of Tutor, supporting a group of 15/16 students who benefit from a daily tutorial session. You will be part of a team which delivers the new Bailiwick Curriculum, including a range of international and UK qualifications. We also expect you to make a full contribution to the ethos, identity and life of the school, offering a commitment to the broad range of enrichment activities that are available.

About the Education Service

La Mare de Carteret High School currently operates as part of the Guernsey Federation of Secondary Schools which includes St Sampson’s, Les Beaucamps and Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form, alongside St Anne’s School in Alderney. Secondary and Post-16 education is undergoing a period of exciting change on the Island which includes a planned new structure with one 11-18 all ability school on two sites.

The drivers in Secondary phase education for this significant transformation are: equality of educational experience and outcomes, equality of opportunity and access, and efficient and effective use of resources.

Employed by the States of Guernsey and based at La Mare de Carteret High School, you will be required to maximise opportunities for collaborative working, teaching and learning across Key Stages and shared professional development across schools. There is an expectation that you will engage in cross-school collaboration which may require working on more than one site to meet the needs of the Education Service. The transition plans for the new structure may also mean you will work from an alternative site.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly regarded and thriving Art and Technology department where the success rate in external examinations is consistently high. The department is well-resourced with a dedicated team of specialist teachers.

This post carries a five-year employment permit. If appointed, you can expect to:

  • Benefit from the stunning scenery and enviable quality of life;
  • Work in a well-resourced school with favourable PTRs;
  • Be part of a leading development of Art and Graphic Design in education and be allocated a personal laptop;
  • Receive a generous relocation package to the island, including rent allowance; 
  • Earn a competitive salary, above the UK median;
  • Participate in a well-resourced public service pension scheme;
  • Enjoy the benefits of more generous tax allowances on an island with no VAT.

How to contact us

For further information about the post, please contact Vicky Godley, Headteacher on 01481 256588/email: headteacher@lamarehigh.sch.gg  or Daniel Cleary, Deputy Headteacher on 01481 256588/email: Daniel.Cleary@lamarehigh.sch.gg

Applications can be made to the Headteacher, Vicky Godley via: 


Our Recruitment team can be contacted on 01481 747394 and if you would like to register for information about future teaching vacancies, please visit www.gov.gg/careers

Closing date: 26th April 2018.

Interview date: 10th May 2018.

Job location

More about La Mare de Carteret High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Rue de Galaad, Castel, GY5 7FL, Guernsey
Telephone: +44 1481 256588
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Located on Guernsey, the Channel Islands, La Mare de Carteret is a secondary school first established in its current form in 2009, following a merger with another local secondary school. The school follows the standard curriculum common between all s...