Job Title: SEND Art Teacher
Posted for a client school via Ethos Education
Job Description: We are seeking a dedicated and passionate SEND Art Teacher to join our team starting September 2023. As a SEND Art Teacher, you will have the opportunity to work with small groups of students who have diverse needs, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, PSD (Pervasive Developmental Disorders), and more. Your role will involve supporting and guiding these students in their artistic education while fostering their character development, confidence, and resilience.
At our school, we believe in providing students with a well-rounded education that includes vocational skills and opportunities. Our Secondary Vocational curriculum enables students to acquire knowledge and skills related to specific trades, occupations, or vocations. In the Art department, we deliver the Arts Award Framework at KS3, allowing students to explore various art forms and develop their creative abilities. We also embed employability skills within our Arts Award curriculum, providing students with real-life examples of projects they have planned, led, and evaluated.
- Teach art to small groups of students with diverse needs, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, PSD, and other learning challenges.
- Plan and deliver engaging art lessons that align with the National Curriculum and cater to the individual abilities and potential of students.
- Incorporate vocational elements into the curriculum, providing students with opportunities to explore specific trades closely monitored by external providers.
- Adapt teaching strategies and materials to accommodate various learning styles and provide additional support to students who require it.
- Create a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes independence, confidence, and resilience.
- Encourage students to explore their artistic talents and develop a range of skills through the Arts Award Framework.
- Use a range of assessment methods to evaluate students’ progress and provide constructive feedback to facilitate their growth.
- Collaborate with other teachers and support staff to develop individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with special educational needs.
- Utilize the school’s onsite facilities, such as art studios, exhibition spaces, and digital media labs, to enhance the learning experience and meet the specific needs of students.
- Stay up to date with artistic trends, techniques, and educational best practices, continuously enhancing your own subject knowledge and teaching skills.
- Qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent.
- Experience teaching art, preferably within a SEND setting. Newly qualified teachers (ECTs) with a strong art background are also encouraged to apply.
- Knowledge of various learning difficulties and strategies to support students with SEND.
- Ability to differentiate instruction and adapt teaching methods to meet individual students’ needs.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
- Passion for character development and promoting the holistic growth of students.
- Commitment to ongoing professional development and a reflective approach to teaching.
- Relevant subject knowledge and a desire to inspire students to explore various art forms and develop their creative abilities.
- Small class sizes, allowing for individualized attention and support.
- Additional SEND allowance.
- Competitive London Fringe salary.
- Opportunities for professional growth and development.
- Access to a range of vocational trades closely monitored by external providers.
- Onsite facilities, including art studios, exhibition spaces, and digital media labs, to enhance teaching and learning experiences.
- Integration of employability skills within the Arts Award curriculum.
We welcome applications from both experienced Art teachers and newly qualified teachers with a passion for supporting students with special educational needs. Join our dedicated team and make a positive impact on the lives of our students as they develop independence, creativity, and valuable vocational skills for a successful future.