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Teacher of Art - Part-time

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-4534-172T
  • Posted:20/09/2022
  • Pay:MPS / UPS
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:04/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10/10/22


We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and inspirational part-time (0.50 FTE) teacher of Art to join our highly successful school from September 2022.

The art department at SLGGS strives for excellence and innovation and is a popular subject at both GCSE and A Level. We wholeheartedly recognise the impact of the arts on student development and emotional well-being and set out to challenge and support our students in equal measure. Our art curriculum is diverse, exploring media and techniques in two and three dimensions and we encourage our students to be ambitious and daring as they develop and create their work. There are additional enrichment opportunities on offer such as Arts Award Silver and in planning and contributing to our annual ArtsFest. Previously we have achieved Artsmark Gold and have now embarked on an exciting new Artsmark journey with many ambitious goals. Our aim is to ignite a genuine sense of engagement, which enables an environment positively charged with creative possibilities.

The successful applicant must be passionate about their subject, degree educated with a confident knowledge and understanding of fine art practice, materials and techniques. Our focus is on building skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics so a specialist in one or more of these fields would be ideal. However, we would also welcome other innovative practitioners who may be able to offer an additional area of expertise to our department. A good working knowledge of art history and contextual studies, along with the ability to teach KS3 design technology would be desirable.

This would be an excellent opportunity to contribute to and enhance a highly successful department in a brand-new school building with excellent art facilities. We require a committed and able practitioner who has the drive to maintain superb academic results, in addition to developing a thriving extra-curricular programme. This role is suitable for an experienced teacher or an NQT.

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is a highly respected school that places students’ academic success on a par with their well-being, creating a learning community where every individual matters. This is reflected in our approach to teaching and learning and as a teacher of Art the successful candidate will be central to continuing to instil this ethos in our students.

Our curriculum:

We currently follow EdExcel (Fine Art) for both GCSE and A Level courses, details of which can be found on our website.


For further details please visit the school website or e-mail Mrs Elaine Wall (HR Manager), ewall@langton.kent.sch.uk 


Information about the school

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is a highly respected selective Voluntary Controlled Girls’ Grammar School that places students’ academic success on a par with their wellbeing, creating a unique learning community where every individual matters. Students attending the school are aged between 11-18 years and the school has a student roll of about 1,200 students (with approx. 300 pupils in our mixed Sixth Form).

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is committed to safeguarding Children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Simon Langton Girls Grammar School expects all governors, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including oversees criminal background checks, where applicable. All new governors, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Elaine Wall
  • Address:Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3EW
  • Telephone: (01227) 463711
  • Email: ewall@langton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01227) 458363


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.