Teacher of Art & Design

Teacher of Art & Design (2 Posts)


   Post 1

   Full Time - Permanent 

   MPS/UPR - applications are also invited from trainee teachers

 Required April 2024

   Post 2

   Full time fixed term (up to 1 year linked to maternity leave)

   MPS/UPR - applications are also invited from trainee teachers

 Required April 2024

The successful candidate will be a teacher who is passionate about the subject and the wider creative subject areas, is an excellent practitioner and is committed to bringing out the best in our students. 

The Creative Arts Faculty is home to the Art, Photography, Textiles, Music & Drama Departments. It is considered to be an outstanding Faculty within the wider school and we are passionate in our delivery of high quality Arts education for all our students in Years 7 - 13.  We are an Artsmark Platinum School, Trinity Arts Award Champion School and Arts Award Centre  with a proud and well celebrated love of the Arts and creative teaching and learning within our community, regionally and nationally.  

The Faculty prides itself on the rich variety and opportunities it affords its students across KS3, 4 & 5 during curriculum time and in it’s extra curricular opportunities. You will be joining a school that has a vision to be an educational centre of excellence based on the principle that effective relationships are the key to positive outcomes. The staff team has a student centred approach and we have a robust teacher education programme. We want to invest in successful applicants and help them progress through their own career. We are looking for candidates who share the same values as us as we continue to grow our team.

Further details of this post and an application form are available on our website  (www.dchs-alnwick.org)  Further questions or a virtual discussion or visit  can be arranged by contacting Ruth Brown Head of Faculty at ruth.brown@dchs-alnwick.uk.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. 

If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. An online check will also be carried out on the successful candidate.

Closing Date:  5.00 p.m. on Monday 12 February 2024.

Interviews to be held Thursday 15 February 2024.