Teacher of Art
Closing date for applications:
Thursday 5th October 2023 at 9:00am
Full and Part-time applications are welcome – please specify your preference when applying
We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Art covering maternity leave to join our outstanding Art department at The Castle School from January 2024. We teach GCSE Photography, Fine Art and Textiles. Our preference is for somebody who can teach both Fine Art and Photography.
We offer an exciting and rewarding place to work, with access to the highest quality professional development, which ensures you are at the forefront of teaching and learning innovation. Our students are keen to learn and succeed; they appreciate their teachers’ support and dedication.
At The Castle School we have very high expectations of ourselves and of our students. We invest heavily in our staff and have a superb reputation for outstanding support and development for teachers, particularly for ECTs.
At The Castle School we have very high expectations of ourselves and of our students. We invest heavily in our staff and have a superb reputation for outstanding support and development for teachers, particularly for ECTs. We are passionate about the curriculum and there is an intensity around the development of that here. You will be exposed to high level thinking about curriculum and pedagogy. This will prepare you well for future career progression. The leadership culture here is high challenge high support and as we are now part of the newly formed Blackdown Education Partnership (BEP) the opportunity to grow within our Trust is available.
At The Castle School you will be joining an enthusiastic and hard-working team that includes Art, Drama, Dance, and Music. All students follow a varied Arts curriculum with specialist teachers through key stage 3, and benefit from a fantastic range of extra-curricular opportunities including clubs and groups, music tuition, concerts, plays and musicals including a major school production, a Dance showcase, Variety Show, Community Concert and Art, Photography and Textiles exhibitions. We offer 5 Arts GCSE courses and 2 BTEC Courses and up-take at key stage 4 is excellent. You will need to be able to teach Textiles at GCSE level.
The Arts are valued here for the huge contribution they make to the life of the school and to the learning and wellbeing of our students. The Art department currently has 2 full-time and 2 part time teachers, and there is a part time technician. Art is popular at both key stages, with students progressing to study Fine Art, Photography and Textiles GCSE courses. We have 3 purpose-built art rooms and regular use of a computer suite.
We can offer you: An opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow. A friendly, busy and dynamic workplace where each day is different from the last. A competitive salary. Wider opportunities to be involved across our Trust. An energised and professional working environment.
Disclosure Level: Enhanced.
Blackdown Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.