Location: Barnstaple based
We are wishing to recruit a dedicated and professional Art Teacher and Outdoors Education Teacher who will direct and organise the delivery of art and our outdoors curriculum for children of all ages at Yeo Valley Primary working alongside our art teachers and forest school leaders across the Trust. You will need to be a good classroom practitioner who is willing and able to also cover classes where required at Yeo Valley.
This is a unique opportunity within our Trust where you will have a dual role. You will work closely with the Creative Arts Lead to provide support and leadership to the art teaching assistants. In addition to this you will organise, plan, and deliver our Forest School outdoors classes with support from other Forest School trained staff. You may from time to time be expected to cover classes across the school when class teachers are absent.
We are seeking to employ someone who is a qualified Teacher who has a sound and demonstrable knowledge of art as a curriculum subject, including well known artists, and to be able to use different art techniques skilfully and creatively to an excellent standard. You will be responsible for leading groups of children and will take pride in teaching children to achieve highly within the arts and so will be involved in monitoring their performance and progress.
We are also seeking someone who ideally has a Forest School qualification (or a willingness to train for this) in order to lead and deliver Forest School lessons for our children Trust wide. We are particularly proud of the Forest School areas we have developed at some of our sites and are looking to expand the provision further and you will play an instrumental part in helping with this.
We want our teachers to embrace the ethos of teaching a knowledge rich, purposeful, and project-based curriculum, through the meaningful use of technology. To be successful, you must demonstrate that you are willing to teach innovatively and reflectively, as well being prepared to collaborate with teams of colleagues. You must also be open to delivering high quality lessons and projects in a way that blends physical and digital learning environments, through video calling and online resources. The successful candidate will be keen to support and build on the international reputation that the school has for digitally integrated teaching.
Our employees have access to the teacher’s pension scheme, a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals in our staff café with food cooked and served by our own chefs. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment and will work in modern, digitally enabled classrooms where children have access to 1:1 to a Microsoft Surface device. To enable teachers to become the best they can be, we support them with a weekly an investment in their professional development through training and there is a good performance management process, where accelerated progress is payable to those who achieve highly. For NQT’s we provide a weekly programme with specialist support from an NQT programme leader, a mentor and with inputs delivered by experienced teachers.
The post is available from January 2023.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for all our posts.
We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process
Please see the full Job Description for more detail.
The job description and an application form can be obtained at Join Our Staff (tcat.education)
Interview Date: To be confirmed