Vacancy Subject Leader of Art

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Driffield School & Sixth Form

Key Details

Based at: Driffield School & Sixth Form

Location: Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 5HR

To start: September 2022

Salary: £37,165 to £47,735 per annum (Educational Alliance Leadership Scale L1 to L6)

Hours: Up to full time

Application deadline: 9:00 am on 23rd May 2022 ⏱ ENDS SOON

Supporting Documents

Subject Leader Job Description

Subject Leader Person Specification

Recruitment pack

Driffield School & Sixth Form

About Driffield School & Sixth Form

Driffield School & Sixth Form is a growing 11-18 Comprehensive School which offers education for approximately 1,600 students living in Driffield and the Wolds.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Subject Leader of Art at Driffield School and Sixth Form. We are looking for a highly-motivated, forward-thinking and passionate individual to lead our art and photography department. If successful, you would lead a dedicated team of three art teachers, and our art technician, in promoting the highest standards of teaching and supporting students of all backgrounds and abilities. We place a high value on the importance of art within our curriculum and students enjoy our excellent facilities, including a dedicated space for our A-level students. The successful applicant will play an active role in the iterative evaluation of our art and photography curricula, evaluating curriculum design, implementation and impact. As a post-16 school, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach up to A-level where we successfully deliver courses in fine art and photography.

In their last visit (January 2020), Ofsted described our school as a ‘happy and friendly place,’ providing ‘a good quality of education to its pupils and sixth-form students’. As a school, we are dedicated to providing a great teacher in every classroom and are committed to high-quality, collective teacher development. This helps us to reduce the replication of effort and helps all teachers to thrive in our setting. We do this by prioritising the continuing development of our staff.  This comes in a variety of forms: professional subject-specific development delivered in department time; INSET days as well as through CPD opportunities across The Education Alliance.  As a member of the middle-leadership team, you would also have access to high-quality leadership training through regular subject leader meetings and the opportunity to undertake a National Professional Qualification.

Within The Education Alliance Multi Academy Trust, there are lots of opportunities for collaboration and also further opportunities to develop and progress.  As a trust, we are here to make great schools and happier, stronger communities so that people have better lives.  For too long in many schools, staff have been asked to choose between being seen as good at their job and being a good mum, dad, partner, son, daughter or friend. We are doing everything we can to support our staff to balance the demands of their jobs and those at home.


To support this, we:

√ Trust our staff to plan, prepare and assess at the best time for them, allowing them to go off-site in their PPA
√ Have centralised our Behaviour Policy so teachers are freed up from supervising detentions
√ Demand ethical leadership built on professional trust
√ Reject fads and ensure our CPD is evidence-informed and predominantly subject specific
√ Have reduced data collections to twice yearly
√ Do not expect staff to respond to emails outside normal working hours
√ Do not deploy staff at other Trust schools unless it is at their request


We have removed the following:

x Performance management objectives and performance-related pay
x Lesson observations and high stakes, toxic accountability
x Onerous marking policies
x Requirements for daily or weekly lesson plans


Above all, we recognise that seeking to remove the number of tasks staff undertake will have little effect on improving work/home balance if this happens within a toxic culture.  To support this, we offer training for our leaders to ensure they are able to translate our values into behaviours which are built on the principles of dignity, respect, professionalism and integrity.

Driffield School is based in the heart of the bucolic Yorkshire Wolds and is easily accessible from local towns and cities (with commutes of 20 minutes from Beverley, 30 minutes from Scarborough and 40 minutes from York or Hull).  As a school, we are immensely proud of our students and would welcome the opportunity to meet you and show you around our school community.  If you would like an informal discussion about the role, or would like to visit us to see what we have to offer, please contact Laura Sanders on 01377 232362 or by email at

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 23 May and it is anticipated that interviews will be held during week commencing 23 May 2022.  We will contact you once your application has been reviewed.

Driffield School & Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment.


How To Apply

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