Teacher of Photography - 0.4 fte

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Aylesford School & Sixth Form College, Tapping Way, Warwick CV34 6XR
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03 Sep 2020
23 Sep 2020
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The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Teacher of GCSE and A Level Photography who is keen to support and enable students to achieve in their GCSE and Sixth Form Studies. We would be willing to consider applications from candidates who have relevant photography experience / photography qualifications but who do not hold Qualified Teacher Status.

GCSE Photography is a very recently introduced and extremely popular GCSE option course. The lessons in school are based in an air-conditioned, well-equipped classroom with 30 desk-top PC’s. GCSE students’ camera-work is all undertaken out of school hours for homework. The GCSE Photography lessons in school are computer-based. The successful applicant will therefore be familiar with the Photoshop aspect of Adobe Creative Suite software and be able to teach use of Photoshop to a beginner level to students who have never been taught Photoshop previously in school. The successful candidate’s familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint would also be advantageous – as GCSE students present their coursework portfolio and externally-set task projects as PowerPoint slides with annotated written notes. The successful candidate’s familiarity with the OCR GCSE Level Art and Design (Photography J171) course would be advantageous.

A Level
A Level Photography is a successful level 3 course which has been delivered at Aylesford for many years and usually attracts a small group of up to half-a-dozen or so enthusiastic sixth form candidates each year. Like the GCSE, the A Level lessons in school are based in a well-equipped dedicated classroom with desk-top PC’s. A Level students’ camera-work is also generally undertaken out of school hours for homework with the lessons in school also being computer-based. The successful applicant will therefore be familiar with Photoshop Creative Suite and be able to teach use of this software to a beginner/intermediate level. The successful candidate’s familiarity with the OCR A Level in Art and Design (Photography H603) course would be advantageous.


Key Requirements

  • Degree level qualification
  • Relevant Photography Qualification
  • Experience / knowledge of GCSE and/or A level Photography
  • Evidence of continuing professional development or commitment to training
  • An understanding of the requirements of the Changing Curriculum, and 14-19 framework in relation to the student’s learning and development needs
  • Understanding of a range of successful teaching and learning strategies
  • Ability to use the School’s assessment procedures and set appropriate targets
  • Ability to assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and be able to report progress to Headteacher and Parents at appropriate intervals
  • Understanding of the characteristics of an effective learning environment and the key elements of successful behaviour management
  • Ability to build strong positive relationships with students and their parents
  • High expectations of students’ learning and attainment
  • Strong commitment to school improvement and raising achievement for all students
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships
  • Ability to remain positive and enthusiastic when working under pressure
  • Ability to organise work, prioritise tasks, make decisions and manage time effectively
  • Empathy for young people
  • Ability to negotiate effectively


Additional Information & How to Apply

Interested candidates should email completed application forms FAO Anna Timson, HR Manager & Headteacher’s PA at timson.a@aylesfordschool.org.uk  or post to:- Anna Timson, Aylesford School & Sixth Form College, Tapping Way, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6XR.

Closing date is Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Shortlisting will take place on Thursday 24th September 2020.

Interview date to be arranged on w/c 28th September 2020.

Please telephone 01926 747100 or email timson.a@aylesfordschool.org.uk with any queries. Please note we do not accept CVs - candidates should download and complete the application form available from the School Website.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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