Head of Art

Luton, UK
19 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in leading a supportive and collaborative Department in one of Luton's most diverse and progressive schools?

Under the direction of the schools Head Teacher (appointed sept 16) this school has made huge steps forward and they are now looking to appoint a Head of Art to start in September and work on a full time basis for the full academic year, with a permanent contract to be offered if a good start is made.

The school is a well-lit, purpose built, modern building with superb facilities. Staff and students benefit from the specialist equipment, pragmatic SLT and a unified teaching team. The school are also well known for promoting talented and committed staff members as the Head continues to build a strong staffing network committed to the schools progression and long term goals.

We are looking for

• Extensive experience of teaching Art in the UK

• In-depth curriculum knowledge at both GCSE and A-Level

• Experience of department leadership, pastoral leadership or curriculum/assessment planning.

You will be responsible for teaching up to KS5 on a reduced timetable to allow for department management duties, in a department composed of 3 experienced teachers who know the school and their students well. The curriculum currently focuses on traditional art mediums, so no specialist technical skills are required outside of perhaps some knowledge of Photography, but should you have a passion for an alternative medium, as Head of Department you will have the freedom to introduce this.

Based within a short drive of Junction 11 on the M1 and with staff parking and good transport links to main bus and train links.

The staff teams within this trust and schools offer an array of staff activities on a weekly basis. These range from escape rooms, exercise classes, trips out, dry cleaning services for staff and much more and have created a strong team spirit and supportive work atmosphere across both secondary schools.

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:

• We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay

• We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor

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• Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success

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• Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability

• Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To join this successful and integral department in September you will need to:

Hold QTS or equivalent teaching qualification

You will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, overseas police clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks.

Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained.

You must have the legal right to work in the UK.

For the chance to interview for this Head of Art role before the closing date, contact Sam Taylor on (phone number removed) or

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 35 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.

We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.

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