Teacher of Art, Kent

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Mascalls AcademyKent

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS commensurate with experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About the role:  Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a successful, dynamic, and innovative academy? Do you want to work in a successful and well-resourced Art department? This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and committed Art Teacher to join a thriving department for September 2019.

Art is extremely popular and is a celebrated subject at Mascalls Academy. Many students choose to study it at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, and continue with an Art or Design pathway into further education and employment. We are looking to appoint a Teacher of Art Textiles (main) and preferably Graphics and Photography to join a dedicated and committed staff team. The Art department prides itself on being highly successful and hard-working, all within a positive, friendly and supportive atmosphere.

The successful candidate will be able to plan and deliver challenging and engaging lessons that instill a passion for learning, along with having the ability to teach their specialisms to a high standard.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach Art up to Key Stage 5, and to play a key role in the department, contributing to extra-curricular activities.  Our department offers four key specialisms up to A Level in the areas of Graphics, Fine Art, Textiles and Photography. You will be expected to work as part of a highly dynamic team to help drive improvement and excellence specifically, but not exclusively, in the Textiles specialism.

Our successful candidate will:

•    Exude a passion for Art Textiles, which is evident in their day-to-day classroom practice

•    Inspire, motivate and excite students in the subjects of Art

•    Have a relevant degree in one of the above specialisms

•    Be able to evidence their transferable skills in the teaching of Art

Our successful candidate will receive:

A salary commensurate with experience

Professional coaching and support to enhance teaching and learning

Laptop computer

Performance related salary enhancement

Opportunity to teach across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5

Bespoke CPD programme

Complementary holistic therapy to support staff wellbeing

Free use of a staff gym

A thriving social and community ethos

We’re keen to hear from you if you are:

An excellent teacher with an outstanding record

Collaborative, building strong professional relationships

Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential

Energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude

Someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout the school

Confident and aspire to senior leadership

Committed to the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school

Working at Mascalls Academy:  Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential.  The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.

Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution.  Our recent OFSTED inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”.  Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category. 

Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers.  Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.

We can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and collaborative department, not only within Mascalls but with the wider Trust as well. Full support will be provided and you’ll have the tools and environment needed to teach in a way that works for you.  We know that being a teacher can be both challenging and rewarding in equal measures and that you thrive on inspiring young adults and stimulating their curiosity.  We aim to give our teachers the freedom to innovate and inspire our students as we know this is a crucial ingredient to driving great learning outcomes.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

Diversity at our core:  As aTrust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6LT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1892 835366
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Mascalls Academy is a mixed comprehensive academy that provides an excellent all-round education in a friendly and supportive environment.  We are dynamic, forward-thinking and aim to prepare students for the challenges they will face after scho...