Teacher of Textiles and Art

Guildford Education
Sheerwater, Surrey
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A Good 11-16 school based in Surrey serving the villages surrounding Woking, Knaphill and Sheerwater are looking for a qualified, enthusiastic and passionate Textiles Teacher to join them on a full time and permanent basis from September 2017.

We are a small school where everybody knows each other well and our average class sizes are below national expectations and this is valued by all.

One thing we are certain of is that students work to the best of their ability in a school where they are healthy, enjoy their education, stay safe and make positive contributions to the community. Visitors always comment on the caring, friendly atmosphere and the polite, happy students. We want all our students to value their time with us, to develop lasting friendships, have positive experiences and develop the confidence to exceed expectations in whatever they do.

We continually strive to support our students in gaining skills, qualifications and achievements in preparation for their life after school. To provide this positive environment we strive to employ excellent staff who want to give, and gain, from
the enriched learning environment. They work well together to make this school a successful and happy community.


• To teach Textiles and Art at Key Stages 3 and 4.
• To assist in the development of programmes of study, materials and schemes of work and participate in professional development programmes
• To follow school policies and procedures in respect of the duties of a classroom teacher and form tutor


• To form effective relationships with students, teaching staff, non-teaching staff, parents and other professionals
• To teach the National Curriculum and other programmes of study effectively, mindful of the needs and responses of the young and the school’s SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Policy
• To provide a stimulating classroom environment
• To foster good working and learning habits in students
• To provide intervention for under performing students
• To make full use of a variety of resources, materials, books and equipment

Roles and Responsibilities

To provide all students in the Department with excellent learning opportunities through the:

• Planning and delivery of relevant, exciting, challenging and differentiated lessons
• Effective, relevant and regular feedback in accordance with the school’s Assessment for Learning policy
• Opportunity for every student to learn and progress by ensuring fair and effective behaviour management in accordance with school policy
• Tracking of progress of students and providing appropriate interventions in agreement with Year Group Leaders and Head of Department
• Providing a safe and inspirational learning environment
• Developing of schemes of work and resources
• Participating in out of hours learning opportunities as required
• Participating in the whole life of the school
• Following the Schools Health and Safety guidelines and comply with all School policies

What You Will Need:

• Honours Level Degree
• PGCE or equivalent
• Qualified Teacher Status. 
• Further relevant qualification
• Successful experience of teaching Non-resistant Materials (Food/Textiles) in secondary education, this could be placements as part of a teaching qualification
• Working successfully as part of a team 
• Ability to be an imaginative and effective teacher and to relate well to children
• Able to teach all ability groups, meeting the needs of all students including those with SEND
• To be responsible for assessment and monitoring including the tracking of student progress
• Ability to teach GCSE Food and KS3 Textiles.
• Up to date knowledge of the delivery and assessment of the programmes of studies and other initiatives
• Ability to maintain student interest, inspire and motivate students to achieve their full potential.
• Commitment to equal opportunities
• Ability to promote and support the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritising appropriately, and maintaining good humour
• To be interested in students as individuals, in how they learn and to be committed to inclusion
• To believe in the importance of teamwork and a collaborative approach, and be able to build supportive working relationships with colleagues both within and outside the Faculty
• A willingness to commit time to extra-curricular activities
• Energetic and enthusiastic with a naturally positive outlook
• High personal standards and high expectations of o