Teacher of Art

Cheney SchoolOxfordshire

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can view our last Ofsted inspection report here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome

The school is part of the Community Schools Alliance Trust - a small MAT with one secondary school, one primary school and another due to open in September 2020. The Trust’s common vision is to improve every learner’s life chances.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and are happy to consider part time applications. If you are not familiar with Oxfordshire, we would recommend that you take a look at: Living in Oxfordshire – Information for Teachers

If you are a passionate and knowledgeable Art Teacher committed to truly comprehensive education, we think there is nowhere better to teach art than Cheney School. A fantastic and diverse student body, a brilliant team of teachers and technicians who are as supportive as you'll ever find and leadership in the department that is focussed on great teaching, the science of learning and excellent behaviour.

Our priority is to give every student who walks through our doors the best art education they can get, whatever their starting point or background. We are mindful of staff wellbeing and continually aim to maximise student learning without increasing workload. We create and share innovative resources, work collaboratively, and are committed to developing professional practice opportunities for students across all year groups. We develop great relationships with our students and communicate regularly with their parents.

The Creative Arts Faculty is a key part of Cheney’s success. We are keen to develop and improve the department further by recruiting a teacher who shares the high expectations and drive of the current department staff is essential for this.

You will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Are passionate about helping students make excellent progress and reach their potential in art and photography;
  • Have a proven track record as an outstanding and creative practitioner;
  • Have the desire and enthusiasm to play an active and collaborative role in contributing to a strong culture of sharing best practice, resources and ideas;
  • Can demonstrate the talent, interpersonal and leadership skills required to inspire and motivate students.

If you would like more information about the role, please contact Alexa Cox, Head of Creative Arts, at: aco@cheney.oxon.sch.uk

Payment is on Teacher Main Scale.

Please note: to ensure we conduct a fair shortlisting process we are no longer providing any personal information, including the names and gender of applicants, to short-listing panels.

Closing date: 8am, Friday 21 May 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 25 May 2021


Please complete our online application form

If you have any questions about the application form or the recruitment process do not hesitate to contact us at: vacancies@cheney.oxon.sch.uk

The Community Schools Alliance Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

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