My Career As An Art Teacher

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In my current post, I am responsible for delivering high impact and quality Art lessons across the full secondary age range and Technology lessons to our Year 7 students. I am also a dedicated form teacher to a vertical tutor group and I play an active part in supporting my house team in a range of initiatives and activities. I currently hold a TLR as a Personal Wellbeing and Healthy Schools Co-Ordinator with the responsibility for supporting and managing three teams of staff to plan and deliver effective PSHCCE sessions, whilst also maintaining our Healthy Schools Status that we achieved over five years ago.

I am proud of my career as an Art Teacher, having qualified from my teacher training with an outstanding classification, I then went on to pass my NQT year with outstanding references from my Head of Department and Professional Mentors. Since then I have continued to gain recognition for the success of my teaching by gaining many good and outstanding judgements both in Art and Technology and it is a great source of pride for me that I am regularly selected to work with trainee and prospective teachers, introducing them to everything from planning techniques through marking, assessment, behaviour management to the teaching of lessons. I would say that one of my greatest achievements is the teachers I have inspired to undertake their teacher training that are now excelling within their careers.

Throughout my five years of teaching experience at Sacred Heart RC I have developed a range of teaching styles and strategies across Key Stages 3 and 4 in line with the National Curriculum and QCA/AQA schemes of work, also touching upon the sixth form curriculum. I have done this through a process of evaluation, training and developmen...

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... rolling out key photographic techniques to be used within each of our schemes across Key Stage 3 to raise standards and encourage further engagement in Art as a broad and diverse subject.

I would look forward to continuing my passion for both learning and promoting the moral, social, cultural and spiritual development of the students I am responsible for, sharing in your vision to develop successful learners and increase progress so all learners achieve their full potential. In applying for this post, I firmly believe that I have the knowledge and passion required to be a successful and positive contribution to your team by upholding the integrity of the Academy and Trust, striving to promote equality and a mutually supporting ethos. I would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss this further at interview and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
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