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Whitchurch Art and Photography Teacher required for September

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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated, creative and inspirational Teacher of Art to join our committed and successful department. This post is suitable for either an experienced teacher or a NQT seeking to start their career in a supportive and development focused environment.

This school is an 11-16 comprehensive school with an extremely able cohort, is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2010) that provides a forward thinking, outward looking and vibrant learning environment. We pride ourselves on the strength of staff and student relationships, and a strong community is at the heart of our ethos.

Our shared philosophy is embodied by our strap line Achievement | Excellence | Integrity.' Under the leadership of our new Headteacher we are working together to continually raise expectations, improve our practice and increase the standards of student achievement in order to secure our outstanding judgement for the future.

Our Art Department has two large teaching rooms and is well equipped with a kiln, computers, the latest editing software and digital cameras and is supported by an Art technician. It is a popular subject and offers a number of clubs (e.g. G&T; Clay; Photography) and trips (e.g. Ashmolean; Living Rainforest) for all year groups as well an annual Art Exhibition. Both AQA GCSE Art and AQA GCSE Art Photography are offered from Year 9 (both AQA exam boards) and both courses achieve good examination results. The ability to teach Art Photography would be desirable but not essential.

The school places great emphasis on learning and achievement and, as such, the successful candidate will have a track record of excellent teaching and examination results or the potential to develop these. We are dedicated to offering the right candidate systematic professional development to enable them to achieve excellence. We provide a supportive environment with opportunities to develop professionally.

In summary, the successful candidate will:

* be an excellent teacher of Art and/or Art Photography;
* have a passion for the subject and learning and teaching;
* have fantastic subject knowledge and, in particular, understand how to teach highly challenging lessons so that students can reach the top grades in the subject;
* be forward thinking and keen to develop as a practitioner.

We can offer you:

* a highly professional and collaborative working environment focused on developing a love of learning;
* the resources and facilities to continue to improve students' progress and attainment;
* first-rate personal career development to assist you in the fulfillment of your career aspirations.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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