Teacher of Art / Lead Teacher of Art, Merton

Closing date:Expiring today

St Mark's Church of England AcademyMerton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TMS/Upper Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher of Art or Lead Teacher of Art

Main Pay Scale or UPS Teacher 

TLR for suitable candidate TLR 2A £2,719.00/Inner London Pay scale


Required for September 2019, a highly motivated, dynamic and creative teacher of Art or Head of Art (depending on experience.)


We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher who can deliver an excellent standard of art education. They will be joining a highly successful Creative Arts Department that gains exceptional examination results at both GCSE and A level. We are looking for someone who believes in building strong relationships with our students and who is willing to go above and beyond to support them in being successful and helping them to meet their full potential. You would be expected to develop, plan and deliver highly effective learning experiences to all students across every key stage. 

St Mark’s C of E Academy is a vibrant and diverse 11-18 academy situated in Mitcham in the London Borough of Merton. The school was rated Good in its most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2017) with Outstanding personal development and welfare. The Academy really does have much to celebrate. We are the first secondary school in London to be awarded the prestigious International Values Quality Mark in recognition of the manner in which our values of love, hope and trust permeate all our work. ‘The school’s provision for the personal development and welfare of pupils is outstanding. It is highly enriching and supportive and focuses on ‘values in action’. Pupils are confident, thoughtful and articulate.’ (Ofsted 2017)

We are now looking to recruit a teacher of Art or a Lead Teacher of Art depending on experience who would who is dedicated in helping every child succeed. You will join an extremely successful Academy ranked within the top 20% of the country for pupil progress and who are committed to creating a stimulating learning environment, enabling all our students’ quality of social, spiritual, moral and cultural experiences both in the classroom and beyond. The successful candidate will benefit from a collaborative and supportive environment whether they are newly qualified or looking for the next step in their teaching career. ‘The school has a well-planned professional development programme for teachers, which identifies strengths and areas for development relating to the quality of teaching’ (Ofsted 2017)St Mark’s Church of England Academy is a community firmly founded on the core values of love, hope and trust. This is an excellent opportunity to play a key role in the development of the school as we continue to successfully raise standards and rapidly move from Good to Outstanding. Our dedicated staff have a strong moral purpose, providing a collaborative, professional and highly supportive ethos. If you believe you have the vision and passion to work in an exciting, dynamic and innovative Academy which is committed to raising attainment, expectations and standards, we would love to hear from you. 

If you would like an informal conversation, or would like to visit St Mark’s prior to making an application for this role, please contact Lucy Brown (Vice Principal) lbrown@stmarksacademy.org.uk 


Please telephone or email for an application pack or see our website:

T: 020 8648 6627 

W: www.stmarksacademy.com


Closing date: Midday Thursday 23rd May

Interviews: Friday 24th May 2019

Please be aware that interviews will take place the day after the closing date.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Acacia Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1SF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 208 6486627
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About St Mark's Church of England Academy

Based in Mitcham, St Mark’s Church of England Academy is an all inclusive school for 11-18 year olds. Proud to be the only Church of England secondary school in the borough of Merton, we welcome t...