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Head of Art

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/03/2018 10:00
£22,917 - £38,633 per annum, pro rata plus TLR 2b £4,441
Hours per week:
Full time
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
20 Mar

Further information

St Mary's Catholic School
Benton Park Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Headteacher: J Foster NOR c.1350
Required for September 2018

The Governors wish to appoint an excellent Head of Art to lead our flourishing Art department. The successful candidate will build on existing strengths in the department and will ensure that achievement, teaching, the curriculum and leadership and management, all remain first-class, at each key stage. This role should appeal both to candidates seeking their first leadership post or to more experienced candidates already in a leadership role, looking to develop in an outstanding school which is totally committed to Art. Job share applications are welcome.

St Mary’s is a very successful, popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building which opened in 2011. We are also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the north-east. We have over 1,100 students in the main school and our Sixth Form, of over 200, is expected to grow to 300 in the next three years.

In addition, we are a Teaching School, increasingly engaged in school to school support, initial teacher training and CPD and leadership development across the region. As a result, further opportunities for professional development are wide-ranging and an added attraction for potential new staff.

At St Mary’s, Art is a well-established and highly respected department with excellent results. Recent highlights include:

• 100% A*-C achieved in GCSE Art in 2017, with 58% A*/A grades
• 75% A*-C grades across A Level Fine Art and A Level Photography over the last 4 years

Above all, the Governors wish to appoint a leader with:

• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos
• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students
• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning
• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher
• The drive, creativity and ambition to lead and develop the Art department in the next phase in its development and to promote a love of art in our students

Application packs are available to download here, on the school’s website, or by emailing the Headteacher’s PA, julie.patterson@st-marys.newcastle.sch.uk.

Closing date: Tuesday 20 March 2018 at 10.00am

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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