Application deadline: 17/05/2021
Interview date: TBC
Reporting to: Head of Art
Salary: £28,0000 – £32,000 (FTE) Depending on experience
Working pattern: 3.5 Days (0.7 Contract)
ArtsEd Day School and Sixth Form is an exceptional independent school for 11 to 18-year-olds where pupils immerse themselves in high-calibre academic study whilst developing their talent and their passion for performance. Founded 100 years ago by two ground-breaking educationalists, Grace Cone and Olive Ripman, our ethos remains true to their vision: to provide a broad and balanced education stretching pupils to achieve both their academic and artistic potential.
Our combination of talented teachers meeting young talented minds creates a truly dynamic environment for teaching and learning. Dedicated staff build warm and constructive learning relationships with pupils, creating a strong ethos of nurture and individualism that enables each pupil to flourish as a person, as a learner and as a performer. Our successful balance of vocational and academic classes instils in our pupils a deep-seated confidence and a broad range of skills, giving them the scope at 16 or 18+ to pursue a path that’s right for them.
Exceptional pastoral care combined with expert teachers inspire pupils’ confidence, curiosity and commitment to all of their studies, both academic and vocational. Our aim is for every pupil to leave ArtsEd as a creative, articulate and imaginative young adult, assured of their ability to achieve their best in their chosen field.
ArtsEd pupils and staff have a clear passion for Visual Arts including Fine Arts and Photography; pupils respond exceedingly well to our teachers’ high expectations whatever their ability, and are very well supported by their teachers.
ArtsEd follows the Edexcel specification in Fine Art and Photography at both GCSE and GCE. Results in public examinations are high; last year 100% of our GCSE and GCE Art and Photography pupils achieved 9-4/A*-C; GCE Art students achieved 100% A*-B. Our students have gone on to study at a range of top establishments for the visual arts such as St Martin’s, Chelsea and Kingston. Past History of Art students gained places on courses in The Courtauld, UCL, Edinburgh, Exeter, Royal Holloway and Exeter.
Whilst this success is valued, visual arts pupils are encouraged to investigate, explore and refine practical skills parallel to developing a creative response to the world that surrounds them. Work is individual and of personal relevance. Nurturing this original and intelligent approach enables pupils to develop skills that are of immense value within the subjects, but also far beyond them. History of Art students are encouraged to go beyond the aesthetics of works studied and explore the context, psychology and philosophy of painting, sculpture and architecture. They hone their essay writing skills and develop analytical and research skills which prepare them for the rigours of future academic life.
Pupils are encouraged to make independent visits to galleries and museums in London and beyond. Previous locations for Sixth Form field trips include New York, Barcelona and Paris. The successful candidate would be expected to help organise and participate in any future visits. The Department has successfully entered numerous competitions such as the Saatchi Gallery Schools Competition, and The Royal Academy Summer A Level Exhibition.
History of Art students have taken part in The Roche Court National Articulation Competition with notable results, performing their talks at the finals in Clare College Cambridge as well as working for the Trust as Ambassadors for the competition, carrying out promotional work such as performing at the British Museum and appearing on the BBC Culture Show.
Summary of the role
Teachers at ArtsEd are professionals with a high level of commitment to the teaching and success of their subject area; they possess a sound knowledge of the nature of learning, student assessment and a variety of teaching techniques and they continually strive to build upon this knowledge through the creation of a positive learning environment that is supportive, challenging and inspiring.
improve the ability of all students.
The ethos of ArtsEd is one of shared responsibility to which all teachers make a significant contribution; many departments consist of just one-member so all teachers are expected to contribute throughout the year to the school’s strategic planning, and are required to contribute to the overall teaching of their chosen subject elsewhere in the school, using their wider skills to undertake form tutor responsibilities and covering colleagues when required.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Professional communication and meetings
Finance and resources
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The professional, technical, or academic qualifications that the Applicant must have to undertake the role or the training that they must have received:
• A Degree in Art
• PGCE/QTS desirable
|Production of the Applicant’s certificates
Discussion at interview
Independent verification of qualifications
The categories of work or organisations, types of achievements and activities that would be useful:
• Relevant teaching experience, preferably in a co-educational environment at Key Stages 3-5
• Experience of teaching pupils with varied abilities
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|Skills||The skills required by the Applicant to perform effectively in the role:
• Ability to inspire and develop young students
• Outstanding teaching skills with pupils of all abilities
• Ability to implement new examination specifications
• Ability to design and implement interesting and creative schemes of work
• Effective classroom management
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The knowledge required by the Applicant to perform effectively in the role:
• A firm and up to date understanding of the Art curriculum
• A knowledge of the new A Level History of Art specification from Edexcel would be advantageous
• Knowledge of Edexcel syllabuses for GCSE and A Level for Art
• Familiarity with current best practise
• A good knowledge of assessment procedures
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|Personal competencies and qualities||
The personal qualities that the Applicant requires to perform effectively in the role and to ensure that the Applicant safeguards and promotes the welfare of children and young people:
• Motivation to work with children and young people
• Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
• A passion for the study of Art, encompassing traditional and contemporary skills
• Initiative and resourcefulness
• Emotional resilience
• Positive attitude to use of authority and maintaining discipline
• Willing to contribute to the co-curricular life at ArtsEd
• A strong commitment to educating young people
• A track record of excellent results
• The ability to work constructively across a wide age and ability range
• The all-round ability to discharge all professional duties properly
• Enthusiasm for the work of this specialist school including a passion for educating through the Arts
• Ability to work as part of a small team and communicate effectively
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To apply for this position, please refer to the job description above and download the application form here:
Please submit a letter outlining your skills and experience and contact Cheryl Jarman, Head of HR firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
Your application form and letter of application should be submitted to email@example.com no later than 9am on the closing date.
Thank you for your interest in working at ArtsEd!