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Teacher of Art and Photography

Debden Park High SchoolEssex

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding practitioner to join our enthusiastic and dynamic Art team and to inspire our students. This post would suit an NQT or experienced Art specialist.

Working collaboratively as part of the established Art & Photography team, you will be part of the delivery and development of Art & Photography across KS3, 4 & 5. The successful candidate will be visionary, innovative, collaborative and driven to ensure the success of all students.

Debden Park High School is a heavily oversubscribed Outstanding Academy that OFSTED judged to be Outstanding in January 2017. We constantly achieve outstanding outcomes for our students and we are immensely proud of their successes. Our new Sixth Form opened in September 2015 and moved into its own building in September 2016. The Sixth Form currently has 180 students in it and is growing year on year.

Art & Photography are extremely popular choices at Debden, and students are highly successful at both GCSE and A Level. Last year, 96% of GCSE Art students achieved 9-4, with 36% of students achieving 9 to 7. At A Level, we had 100% pass rate with 50% of Art students achieving A*-B.

The Art team deliver an exceptional curriculum experience for students through inventive, well planned and resourced schemes that are constantly reflected upon. We are a team and a school that values collaboration between professionals, and through our weekly staff training sessions work creatively together using the most recent evidence-led pedagogy to reflect on and plan an outstanding experience for our students. You can see some results of these sessions on our social media feeds @debdenteach and @TKATLEARNING.

As a National Teaching School, we lead a family of schools as part of the Kemnal Academies Trust, providing exceptional career progression and bespoke CPD experiences for staff, which lead to our middle and senior leadership teams being composed of many teachers who began their career with us. We lead the Essex hub of the TKAT SCITT.

For further information or an application pack, please email: djames@debdenparkhighschool.org or visit our website via the Apply button.

Closing date: Monday 18th January 2021 

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