Thank you for your interest in working at Dauntsey's. Current employment opportunities are listed below
Applications are invited from well-qualified, experienced graduates to join this strong and successful department.
Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School. Alternately, you may download the application form here.
Closing date: 09:00 on Friday 20 March 2020
Telephone: 01380 814500
Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such the successful candidate will need to be DBS checked before being confirmed in position.
Dauntsey’s has its own Art School, housed separately on the main School site. The attractive and spacious department, which was formerly the old village Primary School, comprises: two large painting and drawing studios, a printmaking room, a ceramic and 3-D studio, a computer room, a Mac suite, a photography studio and darkroom, and a gallery space.
There are currently five members of teaching staff (four full-time and one part-time), together with two technicians. All pupils study Art in their first three years in the School (Years 7-9) when the foundations of visual literacy, awareness and technical competence are laid within a wide-ranging programme. At GCSE, about 30 pupils study the subject each year, following the Edexcel Syllabus ‘Art & Design – Fine Art’. The numbers at A Level are usually between 15 and 20 and pupils also follow the Edexcel Syllabus ‘Art & Design – Fine Art’. We also deliver History of Art at A Level and Photography was introduced as an A level in 2018.
In addition, the Art School is open throughout the working day and on certain evenings and Saturdays, offering a range of clubs, as well as the opportunity for pupils to continue working on class and examination pieces. Trips to the London Galleries have been available on a regular basis for different year groups and the Department has also run a number of visits abroad for Sixth Form pupils.
Summary of the role
- The successful applicant will be required to teach Art throughout the School from First Form (Year 7) to Sixth Form, and the ability to be able to teach printmaking and/or photography would be an advantage.
Main duties and responsibilities
The subject teacher has the main responsibility of encouraging pupils to learn by making the subject taught both interesting and accessible. The subject teacher is responsible to the Head of Department for playing a part in the work of the Department and for the efficient teaching of groups assigned to him/her. Particular responsibilities include:
- Planning and teaching lessons in keeping with the Departmental aims and objectives, Schemes of Work, External Specifications and Reporting policy, as provided by the Head of Department;
- Giving due consideration to the needs of individual pupils and thus ensuring that all pupils are working at an appropriate level and pace;
- Setting prep in accordance with the School/Departmental policy and ensuring that all pupils meet their deadlines and maintain the highest levels of achievement consistent with their ability;
- Monitoring pupils’ progress by regular marking and testing, and keeping a record of marks and assessment;
- Being acquainted with the School’s approach towards ICT and ensuring the effective use of it in the classroom;
- Contributing to extra-curricular support sessions and Departmental-related enrichment activities;
- Providing parents, House Staff and Senior Management with full information regarding the progress of pupils, as required;
- Promoting sound standards of punctuality, discipline and work within teaching groups, taking appropriate action where necessary;
- Engaging in personal professional development by attending relevant courses and meetings as agreed with the Head of Department;
- Sharing with Departmental colleagues in undertaking the administrative tasks necessary to ensure the effective running of the Department.
No list of responsibilities can really encompass all that is asked of the Subject Teacher; at the heart of his or her task is an active enthusiasm for the subject and an equally active enthusiasm for the young people being taught.
All members of Staff are expected to play a full role in the life of the School outside the classroom
Dauntsey’s has its own salary scale. In addition, tuition is provided for any children of academic staff, at a significantly reduced rate, subject to the appropriate entry qualifications being satisfied.
Accommodation, within a boarding house, may be available for the successful applicant
A completed Application Form should be sent, by post or email, as soon as possible, to:
The Head Master
Wiltshire SN10 4HE
If sent by post, the envelope should be marked ‘Teacher of Art & Photography’.
Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Friday 20 March 2020
The Head of Department, Miss Victoria Rose, will be pleased to answer any questions:
Telephone: 01380 814632 (Office)
Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service