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Director Of Learning - Art - Full-time

The Folkestone School for Girls, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-5437-131T
  • Posted:07/03/2019
  • Pay:MPS / UPS + TLR2B
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:20/03/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Shorlisting no later than 27th March 2019


Director of Learning


(TLR 2b - £4,531)


Required to start in September 2019


We are a busy, vibrant and happy school – academically successful but driven to achieve much more. We believe that education must maintain a balance between intellect and character. An outstanding education is not either/or. It is both. We also believe that qualifications are what girls get; they do not define who girls are and will play only a part in shaping who they become.

At the Folkestone School for Girls, girls do not complete an excessive amount of qualifications. This allows them not only time to focus efforts on achieving the very best grades within these, but also time to participate in co-curricular activities and interests, both at school and at home.

There is time to spend with friends and family and time, too, to just be a child.

A justifiable balance between intellect and character.


We seek to appoint an exceptional leader and outstanding classroom practitioner for September 2019 to lead and develop Art at The Folkestone School for Girls


We can offer a small but successful department ripe for growing! Our girls are intelligent, curious, driven to do well and keen to participate in the wider opportunities that Art can bring.


You will need great people skills, resilience and enthusiasm and a capacity for sustained hard work. Perhaps most importantly, you will be positive, optimistic and have a can-do attitude to anything that will benefit FSG Girls. You must be well-qualified, passionate about teaching, about Art and the Arts. You should have a proven track record of examination success at both GCSE and Advanced Level and a real desire to get our girls creating – just for the fun of it!



Details of this position and an application form are available

on our website www.folkestonegirls.kent.sch.uk

or by email: sbell@folkestonegirls.kent.sch.uk


Only applications submitted on the schools application form will be considered


Closing Date: 20th March 2019 @ midday

Short listed candidates will be notified by 27th March 2019


The Folkestone School for Girls is committed to the protection and safety of its students.

Applicants should be aware that we use the Disclosure and Barring Service

to assess suitability for positions of trust. An Equal Opportunity Employer.



Information about the school

The Folkestone School for Girls is an outstanding school where excellence is encouraged.

It is an 11-18 selective girls’ grammar school with approximately 1100 students, including 250 in the sixth form.

It has a long history of excellent examination results.

In the GCSE league tables in 2013 it was placed first in Kent out of c125 secondary schools and 10th in the country.

FSG is also a National Support School.

The school is forward looking and keen to improve and staff tend not to want to leave as they enjoy working with our amazing students.

It is a happy, caring school where girls are encouraged to aspire and to develop their strengths across a broad spectrum of activities.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01303) 258084


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.