Head of Art
Hours of work: The post is 0.8 and is available from Easter or September 2021. There will also a requirement to attend INSET/Training days and to work some evenings and weekends outside of the hours stated above.
This rarely available vacancy provides the opportunity for a well-qualified, inspirational teacher of Art to lead a flourishing department in delivering outstanding quality of teaching and learning both through its curricular and co-curricular activities. The creative arts are a very important part of the curriculum at Abbot’s Hill. The school has successfully gained Platinum ArtsMark status and the Art department plays a vital role in maintaining and building on this achievement. Enrichment opportunities extend the taught curriculum and we frequently organise trips to places of interest, museums and galleries to provide inspiration for the pupils We have a rolling programme of Art workshops.
We are ambitious for the future development of the department. We are introducing GCSE Photography in September 2021 and have the expertise to introduce GCSE Product Design (Textiles) with Resistant Materials on the horizon. While responsibility for these would not sit with the Head of Art we mention this here to signal the school’s desire to invest in the creative and practical arts as part of a school-wide development plan. The Art department will be a key player in the school’s future and, as such, we seek someone with the ambition and drive to realise the potential of this wonderful school and community.
The post-holder will be responsible for teaching from Years 7-11 (we do not, currently, have a 6th Form). Experience of teaching at A Level will be of benefit. We are a 4-16 school and the Head of Art liaises closely with the Prep Art Co-Ordinator to ensure a seamless transition from Prep to Senior.
Closing date for applications: 26 January 2021
Early application is advised as applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to appoint at any time in the process.
Abbot’s Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to the enhanced statutory checks. Charity No. 311053.