Teacher of Art and Textiles

Holland Park School

  • United Learning PT or EPT scale (PT1 £39,500 – EPT3 £57,300)
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

We are delighted that you have taken an interest in the vacancy of Teacher of Art and Textiles at Holland Park: it is an extraordinary school.
We wish for applicants to be fully briefed about its opportunities and advantages, as well as its demands and challenges. We know that a school’s ethos, priorities and values are distinctive and that these matter enormously to a sense of professional fulfilment and satisfaction.

Leaders and teachers at Holland Park believe in the value of detailed planning, of creative, exciting, distinctive lesson ideas that seek not merely to be functional journeys through subject matter, but transformative learning experiences. They know that successful learning is not possible without rigorous and thorough methods of assessment. Teachers recognise that behaviour management is rooted in quality relationships within the context of firm boundaries, students need to believe that teachers take warm and genuine interest in them. Emotional intelligence, warmth and sensitivity is central to this post.

As an Art specialist school, we take immense pride in nurturing students’ creative endeavours. Our students participate in 2 hours of weekly art lessons at KS3, as well as running an Art Scholarship program designed for gifted and talented pupils. Our purpose-built gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions year-round, showcasing artworks by our Art Aptitude students, GCSE, and A-level students. This year, one of our students won the United Learning International Art competition, earning a trip to Japan to see their work on display. Our students consistently achieve exceptional results, with over 80% attaining a grade 5 or above and 50% achieving a grade 7 or higher.

Staff are the most important resource in the school and we take our appointments very seriously. At the same time, we also know that applicants are making a choice and that when all employees share the ethos of a school, learning is most powerfully and successfully supported.

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