Teacher of Art
Teacher of Art
Closing date: 18 August 2021
Start date: September 2021
An opportunity has arisen for a talented, innovative and inspirational teacher of art to join the Art School at Haileybury. The ideal candidate is an innovative teacher who demonstrates a real passion for the subject, and has the ability to convey this to the pupils. The applicant will be expected to fulfil the teaching requirements as directed by the Head of Department, according to the overall aims of the School. The teacher can expect to teach classes from Lower School 1 (Year 7) to the Upper Sixth 9 (Year 13).
At Haileybury, students follow the OCR Fine Art GCSE and A level courses as well as the Visual Arts course as part of the I B Diploma. Students are introduced to a wide range of media and research a variety of artists across all years; there is a focus on refining technical skills at the beginning of all years. We aim to develop curious and independent individuals and encourage students to pursue the subject on both a creative and intellectual level.
Students attend the Art School regularly in their own time, making full use of the facilities on offer to enhance their work. The Department seeks to promote art outside of the classroom as both an aesthetic and an intellectual discipline: the postholder will be encouraged to run trips to local galleries, to hold exhibitions and celebrations of pupil work and to develop the pupils as artists and art historians. It is expected, therefore, that the postholder will encourage, nurture and develop pupils outside of formal lesson time as well as during timetabled lessons.
The Art School is a well-equipped, bright building that is spread over two floors. There are large printing presses, facilities for ceramics and photography (digital and traditional) as well as a designated textiles room.
The teacher will also be expected to offer support to the learning, pastoral and co-curricular needs of the individual students through the House system as a tutor and the co-curricular programme. It is expected that these duties will be carried out to a high standard to ensure the all-round quality of education for pupils at Haileybury.
To apply for the above position, please complete an application via our TES portal through this link.
Applicants should be aware that we cannot consider an application unless the specified application form has been filled in completely. Please be aware that your application form should include your full employment history and any previous employer may be approached by the School. Incomplete application forms may be returned.
Haileybury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants for the above post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Any employment offer will be subject to the successful completion of these background screening checks. Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders is enclosed.