Art Teacher Vacancy
Competitive salary & benefits
Start Date: Immediate or September 2017
Do you want to be part of a team that will help inner-city children to do the seemingly impossible?
Michaela Community School is an exciting new free school that opened in September 2014. A vibrant and energetic team, our intention is to transform the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of us are Teach First Ambassadors. Some of us are not. All of us want to change the world.
In September 2017 we will have 480 pupils, years 7, 8, 9 and 10. As we are growing every year (840 pupils at full capacity including a Sixth Form), there will be a lot of opportunities for promotion and development. You could play a part in leading and shaping the vision and future of our school.
We teach a knowledge-based curriculum built on cutting-edge insights from cognitive science. Our teaching approaches have been influenced by ground-breaking charter schools in the American inner cities and we are driven by a desire to get the best possible results for all our pupils. Our tight behaviour systems ensure you can really teach. Teachers have their own classrooms. Senior Team run centralised detentions twice daily so that consequences are immediate and teachers are not chasing absent detainees. In October, we offer pupils and staff a two-week half term.
We don’t offer lessons in ICT, DT, Citizenship or take children out of lessons for intervention. All of our teachers see pupils at least twice per week so that a bond is built between teachers and pupils. Intervention happens in form time or after school. We believe in keeping marking to a minimum and so normal, decentralized written homework does not happen at Michaela.
At Michaela pupils benefit from two one-hour lessons per week. Because of the incredible behaviour, you really do get a whole 59 minutes to teach! At KS3, pupils are taught the traditional techniques of drawing and painting and Art history. Lessons are ‘teacher-led’ as we believe it is the only way pupils can learn the appropriate skills to an expert level. Teachers show pupils exactly how to use each media in-depth step-by-step using the visualizer. There is no ‘guess work’ at Michaela. Pupils get to practice using the same media over and over again until the technique is mastered and perfected.
Pupil outcomes are therefore very high, with our Year 7, 8 and 9 already producing outcomes to a GCSE quality. Our curriculum fosters a real love for art and art history. Pupils are proud of their achievements and are able to understand and properly discuss artwork when visiting the National Gallery, London.
If you love art and know how to teach drawing, come and visit us at Michaela. If you are in two minds, it is worth seeing what can be achieved in art when using our teaching methods.
If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will really love working here. There is no other school like it in the country. Check out our website and see what we are all about!
You are also very welcome to visit the school – even if you don’t end up applying for the post. We are 30 seconds from Wembley Park tube, accessible by both the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. We love to have people visit, to see just how well-behaved and kind our pupils are to each other.
Check out our teacher’s art blog!
To register your interest please send a covering letter (no more than 3 sides in Arial font, 12 point) together with your CV to email@example.com Please include answers to these questions:
1. Why teach Art at Michaela?
2. How would you fit in with our unique ethos?
1. Provide examples of your work. These must include observational drawings, paintings and any other artworks (approx. 10)
2. Send examples of pupil outcomes from schemes of works/units you have taught from year 7 to GCSE/A Level. These outcomes should be what you consider to be the most successful and highly skilful outcomes (approx. 10). Must be pictures not written schemes of work.
These can be forwarded in the form of a Powerpoint, Publisher or as a PDF document.
If you do not receive an email from us confirming receipt of your application, this means we have not received it, so please email it to us again. In the subject line please put the job title.
At Michaela teachers are paid using the teacher inner London pay scales and your salary will increase from what you currently earn. If you would like to discuss the position please email Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for this post is: Thursday 25th May 2017.
Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.
Michaela Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Michaela Community School is an equal opportunities employer.