Kenton School is at the cutting-edge of modern education. With just over 1,800 students, we are one of the largest schools in the North East; however, despite our size we pride ourselves on retaining a family atmosphere and in ensuring that we cater for the needs of all our students, recognising their special gifts or talents.
Kenton School is recognised at a National Level for excellence and innovation in the Arts and offers an extensive and inclusive Arts curriculum, with the core belief that Arts education is a fundamental right for all young people, regardless of ability and socioeconomic background.
We are extremely committed to ensuring all our students receive a broad and balanced curriculum, with the Arts at the heart of our curriculum. The Arts have been a core subject at KS3 and KS4 for over three years alongside English, Maths and Science. Every student at KS4 has a creative GCSE option: Art, Graphics, Textiles, Ceramics, Photography, Music, Performing Arts and Media. Over 900 students study GCSE Arts at KS4.
In recent Ofsted reports, student achievement and teaching and learning in the Arts were a central focus and highly praised, with the school being recognised as a beacon for the Arts in the North East. Kenton School is a Gold Artsmark School, on a two-year journey to Platinum accreditation, and has recently been shortlisted as TES Creative School of the Year.
A vacancy has arisen for a talented and inspiring Art, Graphics and Photography specialist to join our fantastic team teaching key stage 3, 4 and 5.
To be successful, you will have:
- A proven track record of effective teaching or training practice, underpinned by a passion for the subject;
- A broad base of subject knowledge;
- The ability to apply a range of teaching and learning strategies;
- Previous experience of teaching photography;
- Excellent photoshop skills and analytical skills;
- The ability to use data and assessment for learning effectively to inform practice.
You will possess the ability to work effectively with all students, engaging them through exciting yet challenging lessons and embedding a culture of positive behaviour for learning. But most importantly, you will be committed to our school ethos of ‘all different, all equal,’ instilling high expectations in all our students to enable them to achieve their potential, regardless of the barriers they face.
In return, Kenton School and our wider Trust offer fantastic opportunities to committed and enthusiastic teachers. We are also excited to be part of the DfE Early Teacher Support Programme offering additional time and support to both early career teachers and to experienced teachers looking for mentoring roles.
If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, apply now!
Supporting information is available to download below. To apply, please click on Quick Apply where you will be taken to the application form.
Closing date: Noon on 5 December 2019.
Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.