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ACES Academies Trust

Teacher of Art & DESIGN

We seek to appoint an engaging, versatile artist, and we welcome applications from teachers of any specialism. Experience of teaching Creative Textiles will be an advantage.


Salary: MPS/UPS
Job type:  Full Time, Permanent
Start date: September 2024
Apply by: 27 February 2024
Suitable for ECTs

We are offering teaching across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and are looking for a candidate who is passionate about art and their work with young people; they must be able to inspire individual creativity and independence in students.

The departmental includes five specialist studios as well as independent Sixth Form working spaces. Hinchingbrooke House and grounds are also used extensively by the department as natural and easily accessible subjects for artists across all Key Stages.

This is an exciting time to join the Art Department at Hinchingbrooke School. The school has a dynamic and supportive Senior Leadership Team with the vision and drive to take the school to Outstanding and are supportive of the Creative Arts.

As part of the application process we require a digital portfolio to be submitted. This should contain a maximum of 14 slides (PowerPoint is acceptable), and cover the following:

  • Examples of student work from across all Year groups, including 6th Form, and materials/ processes 
  • Examples of your own work

Please ensure all work is labelled clearly with the Year Group, where applicable. A written commentary is not required.


The successful candidate will be expected to be an excellent creative classroom practitioner. As an Art Department we highly value the development of new and traditional art processes. The post will involve having a voice on the review of schemes of work, the development of new ideas and how to best secure creative practice in the classroom.

Above all else, the successful candidate should be enthusiastic about their own artwork and how they can inspire young artists to develop their individual responses.

The school sees the form tutor as a key role in the support, development and welfare of the students and teachers are expected to undertake this role with the same standards and commitment as their subject role.

The role will suit either newly or recently qualified, enthusiastic and aspirational teachers or those with good and outstanding practice who wish to share their expertise and make a difference. The school offers a bespoke CPD programme, research and development, links and networks with other outstanding schools as well as a plethora of extra-curricular and cross-curricular working opportunities.

Why come to Hinchingbrooke? 

This is a fantastic school to work in: on interview, we ask candidates for their impressions of the school and without fail they comment on how wonderful our students are, the positive team ethos amongst staff and how friendly and welcoming the college is. 

As a result of our success and popularity, we are growing! We are over-subscribed and expanding, hence the need for additional high-quality staff to add to our excellent teams. 

If you are an outstanding teacher, it really is worth applying for this post and joining somewhere special. We are seeking to appoint a candidate who is passionate about their subject area; a team player who will thrive on collaboration and teamwork; someone who really wants to make a difference! 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. 

Hinchingbrooke School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. 

If you would like further information about this vacancy or to arrange a visit, please contact the Head of Art, Mr D Reed:

Closing date: Tuesday 27 February 2024, 9am

Interview date: TBC 

A completed application form together with a covering letter should be sent to