Part Time 0.6 Teacher of Art (maternity cover)
Salary: Main Teacher pay Scale
Contract type: Maternity, part time
To start: 1st September 2020

Are you a creative and engaging individual seeking a part time teaching role for September? An opportunity has arisen for an ambitious, pro-active and energetic Art teacher, within our successful and highly respected Art department at Wymondham High Academy.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, flexible and enthusiastic teacher of Art. You will benefit from excellent departmental leadership, superb facilities and resources and the support of a very talented and motivated team. Attitude, confidence and the ability to fit in to the team ethos is as important as experience in helping inspire success in our students from KS3 to KS5. Having an experience of teaching GCSE Photography or Textiles is valuable.

The Art Department at Wymondham High Academy has a local, regional and national reputation for excellence with students regularly obtaining places at the most prestigious Art Schools in the UK. The Department offers three pathways at GCSE (Fine Art, Photography and Art Textiles) and three pathways at A Level (Fine Art, Art Multimedia and Art Textiles). The Art Department has first class facilities, like no other in the local area – moving into purpose built accommodation in October 2013. The Department is an extremely popular option subject at KS4 and KS5. The Departments 2019 summer examination results were highly impressive and well above the national average. Overall GCSE results were 99% 9 – 4 with all three A Level pathways achieving 100% A* – C.

The successful applicant will be a well-qualified and outstanding subject specialist who is able to adopt a collaborative approach to developing the Art curriculum; that is able to plan effectively as well as collaboratively and who is committed to achieving high standards and developing each child to their potential.

If you are an outstanding and ambitious teacher, who can achieve the highest standards from your students and would value the experience of working as part of a dynamic, motivated and dedicated team which encourages students to explore materials, techniques and concepts and have the flair to create a culture of success through challenge and innovation as well as instil a love of visual learning, we would like to hear from you.  Applications from both experienced teachers and NQTs are welcome.

Please submit your application at your earliest convenience; we look at all applications as they arrive and reserve the right to progress them at any stage.

Please apply by letter of application, enclosing a current CV and supporting statement and an Academy application form, quoting the appropriate job reference, to Mrs Jemma Raw, Principal’s PA via [email protected].

Unfortunately under the current circumstances, it is not possible to complete pre-application tours of the Academy and Art Department; however we will be holding an informal optional Zoom meeting on Wednesday 13th May at 3pm. This will enable potential candidates to ask any questions they may have about the position. Please register your interest with Mr. Neil Moulton, Head of Art by 3pm Tuesday 12th May. If you would prefer to ask any questions about the post via email, please contact Mr. Neil Moulton, Head of Art at [email protected]

Please take time to read our Information for Applicants pack.

With reference to the Job Description and Person Specification please write a supporting statement to show your skills, attributes, abilities and desire to teach within the highly regarded Art Department at Wymondham High Academy (no more than a A4 side – min.11pt font) and give appropriate evidential examples to support your points.

Your statement should include the following points:

  1. How you have inspired students in your care and ensured exceptional standards and results;
  2. Explain how you would assist and support the Art Department to maintain the highest standards;
  3. With clear reference to yourskills and personal attributes, how you will significantly contribute to Wymondham High Academy.

*If selected for interview it is essential; you are able to demonstrate your own artistic skill set and the work your students have produced. We would like you to email a visual portfolio to Mr. Neil Moulton, Head of Art at [email protected] before the interview date of Friday 22nd May.

Ref: 4060/T/JRA/285
Closing Date: Noon, Thursday 14th May 2020
Shortlisting: Friday 15th May 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 22nd May 2020