Head of Art Teacher

Location: Wandsworth
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Primary Teachers | Secondary Teacher
Reference: PE11250688
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Job Published: 24 days ago
We are looking for a Head of Art Primary teacher for an outstanding Preparatory school in Battersea

The specific responsibilities of a Head of Department include the following:-

Leading the Teaching and Learning in your subject
§To be an inspirational and passionate teacher of Art and an example to others who teach Art in the School.
§To write a coherent, detailed subject development plan outlining the philosophy (teaching approaches, overall goals), the priorities for the current year and the plans for the next 3-5 years in Art. Share this development plan with the Deputy Head Academic (DHA) and with others in your department.
§Be prepared to lead the teaching of Art in Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and Common Entrance at 11+ and 13+ and at school scholarship level.
§To work closely with the Key Stage 1 Coordinator and the Head of EYFS to ensure there is continuity of teaching and learning through the School.
§To co-ordinate and plan the curriculum for Art throughout the School.
§To develop an Art programme of study which stretches the most able children in your subject; to prepare these pupils for exit exams at 11+ and 13+.
§To be responsible for identifying pupils with Art scholarship potential.
§To ensure that planning in Art also caters for the children who have specific learning difficulties.
§To lead the department in using the principles of Assessment for Learning to evaluate children's progress.
§To extend the understanding and experience of Art through day visits to educational sites and exhibitions, and to invite speakers and groups into School to enhance the understanding and profile of your subject.
§To meet weekly with the DHA to give him an update of progress in your subject and to identify any concerns (children, teachers, resources, parents).
§To chair departmental meetings and record minutes of meetings.
§To monitor the delivery of Art by observing teaching and giving feedback to teachers.
§To evaluate the quality of work in Art by conducting lesson observations and by regularly looking at the children's work.
§To monitor the quality of report writing in Art throughout the School.
§To monitor the examination requirements set by the senior schools so that the content of the curriculum matches the expectations, topics and levels of each assessment.


Administration and Organisation
§To write high quality end of term reports which show detailed understanding of individual pupils' performance and set clear targets for improvement.
§ Carefully make annual budget bids that are linked to the overall School Improvement Plan and the Subject Development Plan.
§Make requisitions within budget allocations.
§To attend parent/teacher meetings and be prepared to speak to parents and staff at curriculum meetings.
§To attend occasional school open mornings (which take place on Saturday mornings)
§To attend annual Admissions' morning (which takes place on a Saturday in January)
§To establish excellent relationships with parents and to support major PTA events such as the PTA Christmas and Summer Fairs, and the annual Quiz night.
§To work within the School's policies and protocols.
§To attend and contribute to other departmental and general staff meetings.
§To participate in INSET and be prepared to lead occasional INSET sessions that relate to your subject.
§Attend meetings of professional associations such as IAPS and ISEB and host Art meetings when required.

The Head of Art needs to have:
§An appropriate teaching qualification
§The ability to teach Art in KS2 and Key Stage
§Knowledge of the KS2 and KS3 art curriculum
§Knowledge of strategies that support Assessment for Learning
§Good time management and organisational skills
§Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
§The ability to lead a team of teaching and support staff
§The emotional resilience and stamina to consistently maintain high academic standards
§Motivation to work with children and young people
§Ability to form and maintain suitable relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
§Positive attitude to use of authority and maintaining discipline
§Interest in teaching methods relevant to children of high ability
§Skills and experience in providing differentiated teaching
§The ability to use ICT in day-to-day teaching including interactive whiteboards

Apply now to be considered for this permanent role!