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Teacher of Art and Design 80% – Temporary until 31 December 2024

We are looking to recruit an inspirational and enthusiastic teacher of Art and Design, capable of teaching throughout Key Stages 3 and 4. The successful candidate will join a forward looking and committed team of ambitious, reflective and outstanding teachers in a department which values excellent outcomes for all, individual exploration and expression, and self-directed learning.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Art and Design teacher to make a substantial contribution to the further development of this outstanding Art and Design Technology faculty with an excellent local reputation. 

The successful candidate will have the qualities to motivate and inspire our students, as we seek to consistently bring out the best in them and will be required to teach at Key Stages 3 and 4. The ability to monitor and track the progress of year groups through data is essential, as is the ability to work effectively as part of the Art and Design & Technology team.

Soham Village College is a splendid place to work. Our students are hardworking and ambitious, with a most recent progress 8 score of +0.61. Ofsted observed in their recent visit, that ‘in addition to learning the curriculum and achieving highly in examinations’, our students become ‘active, considerate, and resilient young people’ who ‘behave very well in and out of the classroom’.

There is a collaborative and supportive culture in the school and staff value highly the continuing professional development and research opportunities available. Ofsted noted that staff ‘are well supported in their work and that they enjoy working at the school’. There are varied opportunities for career progression for staff at all levels.

This role is required from 1 September 2024.

Further details of this position and an application form can be found below.

Closing date for applications is 9am, Tuesday 18 June 2024
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received

We are unable to accept CVs.

Please return a completed application form and a letter of application, addressed to Jon Hampson, Headteacher, Soham Village College, to

Salary range: £24,000- £37,220 (based on fte £30,000 - £46,525). Salary is dependent upon qualifications, skills and experience.

Staploe Education Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all adults working within our Trust to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and medical checks. We will undertake online searches of all shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

Staploe Education Trust.  Executive Headteacher Dr Carin Taylor
Schools in our Trust:  Soham Village College; Kennett Primary School; The Shade Primary School; The Weatheralls Primary School