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Teacher of Art - Full-time

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-4534-129T
  • Posted:22/03/2021
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2021
  • App Close Date:07/04/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


We are seeking a dynamic, innovative and inspirational full-time teacher of Art to join our highly successful school from September 2021.

The art department at SLGGS strives for excellence and innovation, recognised this year in our achievement of The Prince’s Teaching Institute Subject Leadership Mark.  We wholeheartedly recognise the impact of the arts on pupil 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.  As an Artsmark Gold school, 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 is also desirable.

This would be an excellent opportunity to contribute 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.

If you require further information please e-mail Mrs Elaine Wall, H.R. 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 and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred list for children.

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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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.