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Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise


Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3RU.

Teacher of Art and Photography

MPS/UPS: £23,720 - £39,406 per annum, pro rata. (Actual: £14,232 - £23,643 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience).

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Kenton School
Drayton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3RU.

19.46 hours per week (0.6 FTE)
Required for September 2019.

Kenton School is recognised at a National Level for excellence and innovation in the Arts and offers an extensive and inclusive Arts curriculum with the core belief that Arts education is a fundamental right for all young people regardless of ability and socioeconomic background.

We are extremely committed to ensuring all our students receive a broad and balanced curriculum with the Arts at the heart of our curriculum. The Arts have been a core subject at KS3 and KS4 for over three years alongside English, Maths and Science. Every student at KS4 has a creative GCSE option: Art, Graphics, Textiles, Ceramics, Photography, Music, Performing Arts and Media. Over 900 students study GCSE Arts at KS4.

In recent Ofsted reports student achievement and teaching and learning in the Arts were a central focus and highly praised, with the school being recognised as a beacon for the Arts in the North East. Kenton School is a Gold Artsmark School on a two-year journey to Platinum accreditation and has recently been shortlisted as TES Creative School of the Year.

A vacancy has arisen for a talented and inspiring Art and Photography specialist to join our fantastic team teaching key stage 3, 4 and 5. If you are the person we are looking for, you will possess a proven track record of effective training or teaching practice underpinned by a passion for the subject, broad base of subject knowledge and the ability to apply a range of teaching and learning strategies.

You will have previous experience teaching photography and also possess excellent photoshop skills, analytical skills with the ability to use data and assessment for learning effectively to inform practice.

You will possess the ability to work effectively with all students, engaging them through exciting yet challenging lessons and embedding a culture of positive behaviour for learning. But most importantly you will be committed to our school ethos of ‘all different, all equal,’ instilling high expectations in all our students to enable them to achieve their potential regardless of the barriers they face.

In return Kenton School and our wider Trust offer fantastic opportunities to committed and enthusiastic teachers. We are also excited to be part of the DfE Early Teacher Support Programme offering additional time and support to both early career teachers to experienced teachers looking for mentoring roles.

If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, you can apply via the TES website by clicking on ‘Quick Apply’ or you can visit our website: or email us for an application pack at

Closing date: 12 noon on 20 June 2019.

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


  20 Jun 2019