Teacher of Fashion & Textiles - management responsibility available, Surrey

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Reigate CollegeSurrey

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Full-time equivalent: up to £39,695 per annum plus £1,264 per annum for a suitable applicant
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Situated in the heart of one of Surrey’s traditional market towns, Reigate College is one of the most successful sixth form providers in the UK. Described by Ofsted as “outstanding” on every measure we are a National Teaching School, known for quality, success and innovation.

The College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hardworking temporary, part-time Teacher of Fashion & Textiles to teach to A Level. The post is to cover maternity leave and is effective from 1 September 2018.   

The Art & Design Department are situated in a designated teaching area. The course encourages a creative approach to textile design with an emphasis on Fashion, covering the creative, commercial and technical aspects of the industry. Many former students have gone on to build successful careers in the Fashion industry and this A Level is designed to give students a head start.  

During the first year students work on assignments, each one exploring a different aspect of Fashion and Textiles, including:

  • Working in 2D and 3D media
  • Mastering practical skills such as pattern cutting, garment design and construction, drawing, photography and illustration. Fabric printing is taught alongside creative explorative workshops in traditional and new technologies
  • Understanding elements of textile design such as shape, line, scale, pattern and composition
  • Exploring other designers’ work and ideas
  • Examining major historical design styles and movements
  • Looking at the  socio-economic influences on fashion, such as street culture and social media
  • Considering fashion from a commercial perspective  

In the second year, students focus on a specialist area.  This could be Menswear Design, Styling, Journalism, Millinery, Contour Design, Costume Design, Fashion Illustration and Photography, Fine Art Textiles or Surface Pattern Design. 

Fashion & Textiles students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of experiences.  In recent years, these have included:

  • trips to art and fashion exhibitions in London, Brighton and Oxford   
  • residential Art and Media trips to New York, Paris, Florence and Venice

The Art & Design Department works closely as a team in a friendly and co-operative manner. Strong emphasis is given to mutual support by the exchange of ideas and materials and thus the co-operative construction of Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans.    

This post is suitable both for experienced teachers or newly qualified teachers. Above all, we are seeking someone with an excellent knowledge of Fashion & Textiles and the ability to make the subject come alive for our students. The person appointed must be confident in the use of Information Technology in all aspects of their work.

The percentage of full-time is between 76.19% (16 periods per week) and 85.71% (18 periods per week). The full-time equivalent salary is up to £39,695 per annum (Point PSP3 including Professional Standards payment where applicable). A management allowance of £1,264 per annum may also be available for a suitably qualified and experienced applicant.

Candidates are asked to complete the Teachers application form and return it to the Personnel Department by email to jobs@reigate.ac.uk as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00 a.m. on Monday 21 May 2018. Applications will be considered on arrival and interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 24 May 2018.  

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate their results (A*-B grades, retention, value added), as well as particular strengths, experiences and interests that they would bring to this post itself and more generally to College life outside of their teaching commitment.   

Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Reigate College
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1737 221118
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Reigate College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, sixth form college situated in Reigate, Surrey. It educates students from 16-19 years on a single site, recruiting approximately 35% of learners from local partner schools. 

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