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Art and Drama Technician - Full-time

Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-4046-675S
  • Posted:06/07/2022
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:20/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Lessons for both Art and Drama are one hour in duration. In Year 7, 8 and 9 students receive two periods per fortnight, at GCSE students receive two single periods a week, while A Level students receive twelve periods per fortnight. 

 

We have a beautifully equipped, lively and expanding Art Department. Students follow a variety of topics that have an emphasis on developing their artistic understanding through a wide range of focused, contextualised projects.  

 

Our schemes of work explore a range of artistic disciplines, from drawing and painting to ceramics and textiles. In Year 7 and 8, students are taught the key art skills while exploring a variety of themes, art movements and cultures. They enjoy exploring the possibilities of various 2D and 3D materials and their associated techniques and processes. Year 9 is a GCSE foundation year, where students are given an introduction to GCSE and its assessment criteria. This will help them gain a clear overview of what the GCSE will entail should they wish to continue with their Art education through Year 10 and 11. We are keen to develop independent students whilst supporting them in making informed choices about the development of their work. They are encouraged to be open to new ways of thinking and not to be afraid to be more experimental in their use of 2D and 3D materials, using their sketchbooks to make mistakes and try out new ideas. Less emphasis is placed on the final outcome. 

 

We also offer a range of extracurricular activities for different year groups to extend their learning and appreciation of art outside of lessons. We have regularly arranged for Key Stage 5 students to work with practicing artists, whist both KS4 and KS5 students have had the opportunity to attend galleries and participate in residential art trips to help extend their learning outside of the classroom. We are always seeking opportunities to display our students work both in and outside of the school. As well as our annual Art Exhibition displaying our GCSE and A Level work, we have been involved in successful exhibitions at Tonbridge School and West Kent College.  

 

The Art department comprises a suite of rooms including three specialist art rooms and one photographic darkroom at our Tonbridge site and currently two specialist Art rooms at Sevenoaks. All of the art rooms have a projector and computer access for students. 

 

The Drama department is an exciting and innovative part of the school. Students follow a variety of topics that have an emphasis on developing their physicality and non-naturalistic response to both devised and scripted work.  

 

Our schemes of work explore a range of skills, including movement and vocal work, and practitioners – from Emma Rice in year 7 to Meyerhold in year 13. Students are taught methods of approach which allow them to maximize their creativity and individual interpretation while understanding the semiotics of the actor/audience relationship. Students are encouraged to use technology to enhance their performances, and we have recently undertaken some very successful multimedia projects inspired by 1927 Theatre Company and Katie Mitchell. 

Information about the school

Weald of Kent is a selective Girls’ Grammar School for 11-18 year olds with a roll of approximately 1900 students including our co-educational Sixth Form. The school is one of the highest performing schools in the country. We aspire to excel at everything we do. Owing to our continued success we are thrilled to have been given permission by the Secretary of State to expand and mirror what we deliver at our Tonbridge campus in a campus at Sevenoaks, which opened in September 2017. In addition to the exciting new facilities, we have also invested in our Tonbridge campus which now has a state of the art Sports Hall and university style Sixth Form Study Centre with a new science block being built this year. Both campuses are situated in beautiful rural settings with far reaching views across the Garden of England with excellent transport links.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2JP
  • Telephone: 01732373500
  • Email: hr@wealdgs.org

Fax: 01732373500

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).