TEACHER OF ART – DUNRAVEN SECONDARY PHASE - Maternity Cover
Required for January 2024
We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful teacher to join our thriving, oversubscribed all-through school. Successful candidates will be required to teach Art and Design to KS3 with the possibility of being required to teach Graphic Communication at A Level.
DUNRAVEN SCHOOL OVERVIEW
The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the Governors wish to appoint a candidate of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic co educational school and keen to share in the leadership of our All Through Provision.
Dunraven Educational Trust (DET) as a Multi Academy Trust is committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in our school communities. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.
Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:
● In February 2011 we were designated as both a National Support School and a Leading Edge School.
In August 2011, we converted to Academy status.
In 2012 we began our development as an All Through School with children starting in Reception in September 2013.
In summer 2013 our £20 million BSF programme was completed.
In 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established.
In 2018, the Dunraven Educational Trust began working in partnership with two primary schools. Van Gogh Primary joined the Trust on 1 September 2018 and was followed by Goldfinch in January 2019. We were joined by Rosendale Primary and The Elmgreen School in September 2022.
In April 2024 under the new Ofsted framework we were judged as a good school with outstanding features, including Personal Development and the Sixth Form
If you are successful in your application, you will join a staff who are hard-working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:
● a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
● clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
● a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
● excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
● a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.
THE ART DEPARTMENT AT DUNRAVEN
SUSTAINING A FLOURISHING CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT TO ENABLE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.
Art is taught weekly to all students at KS3 and is a very popular GCSE and A-level examination option. Fine Art and Graphic Communication are offered at A level. The department achieves very good results, well above the national average, and the private view of the GCSE and GCE A-Level exhibition is a highlight of the school year for governors, staff, parents and candidates.
Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of artists from different times and cultures as starting points for projects. Where appropriate, local visits are organised to places of particular interest.
All art lessons are taught on the main secondary site and Graphic Communication is taught in both classroom and ICT suite settings. Students are able to work in a wide range of media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, sculpture and photography. We aim to give an exciting and diverse experience to all. The department also makes use of the computer suites in the secondary phase and sixth form.
The regular display of work around the school is maintained in order to promote students’ confidence and enthusiasm.
An independent approach is encouraged through extra-curricular activities such as lunch and after school clubs.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Dunraven School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.