This is a full-time position, part-time will be considered.
We are looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher of Art & Photography to join our successful Art & Photography department. This post could suit an ECT as well as a more experienced candidate.
The department is comprised of a Head of Dept and two part-time teachers. Currently there are three GCSE classes, one for Art and two for Photography and one A-Level class for Art, Craft and Design. It is an exciting time to join our department as we have made recent changes to our curriculum at KS3 to improve engagement and take-up at KS4. We are a successful department that has made links with community projects, is part of the Bucks Art network of schools and has consistently good results. We offer a mixed media specialism to our students, working with photography, drawing, textiles and print processes.
The Department benefits from a weekly timetabled collaborative planning period, giving staff time to reflect on subject pedagogy and continuously strive to improve.
The successful candidate will be able to communicate their passion for Art and Photography to students of all abilities. You should be able to inspire students at KS3 and develop them successfully throughout GCSE and A Level courses. You will be able to modify and refine techniques and processes, leading students through a mastery of skills across drawing, painting, printing techniques, mixed-media outcomes and develop conceptual understanding through rigorous teaching and retrieval practice. You will have belief that every student can succeed in your classroom.
The person appointed will be well supported through our teaching and learning coach, a well-established professional studies program and through a comprehensive induction process. The school offers bespoke CPD opportunities ranging from National Professional Qualifications support to supporting MA programmes.
Our recent OFSTED inspection in February 2019 made the following comments about teaching and relationships at school:
- Teachers are wholehearted in their desire for pupils to achieve well. Relationships between teachers and pupils are constructive and are built on trust and mutual respect. This enables pupils to have the confidence to ask for help and support when they are stuck or unsure.
- Pupils conduct themselves in an orderly manner. They are welcoming, self-assured and act in a polite and respectful way. Lunchtimes are calm, with groups of pupils engaged in friendly conversation.
- The majority of pupils display a positive attitude towards their learning. They are keen to succeed and value the efforts made by their teachers in supporting them in lessons .
Our school vision is to ensure every student realises their potential, through every member of our community having high aspirations for success, both within and beyond the classroom. You will be joining a highly skilled staff, who are supportive, show determination and resolve.
Why should you work at The Beaconsfield School?
- Highly supportive staff body, including a staff committee responsible for representing staff wellbeing.
- Bespoke professional opportunities including support to undertake Masters and NPQ programs.
- Significant investment in a newly refurbished staff room and staff workroom.
- Dedicated time within the school day for co-planning.
- Free tea and coffee for all staff, we believe in providing the best possible working environment for staff and small gestures make a big difference.
The Beaconsfield School has good road links to London, Reading, Maidenhead and Oxford – situated just five minutes from the M40 and a 10-minute walk from Beaconsfield Train Station.
If you have any questions or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact us, via the Headteacher’s PA SHarwood@beaconsfield.school and ask to speak to
Caroline Legg, Headteacher.
For further information about the school please visit our website www.beaconsfield.bucks.sch.uk
Application forms can be found on our website.
Completed application forms should be sent FAO: HR Manager to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 9am, Thursday 18 May 2023.
Interviews will be held as soon as possible.
We reserve the right to close the application deadline earlier if necessary. Any related and relevant documentation will need to be scanned and emailed to the school prior to interview.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.