Teacher of Art & Design

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Teacher of Art & Design

MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance

Required for two terms, January – July 2021

(With the possibility of a permanent post for the right candidate)

Full or part time


We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, engaging teacher of Art & Design to join our vibrant department. Art plays a major part in the life of the school, with exhibitions of A-level/GCSE work and annual trips to London Tate Gallery. The successful candidate will need to be an excellent teacher, with a desire and ability to teach both Fine Art GCSE and A-Level, ideally with sculpture as a specialism. They need to be willing to contribute to the extensive extra-curricular programme. The department of two is well equipped with a Kiln room and A-Level studio space, which has an installation room within it for A-Level collaborative work. 

This post could equally suit a newly qualified teacher, or someone with more experience, looking to join an ambitious department.

We were graded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted in March 2017.

Educating 1200 students, The Bishop’s Stortford High School provides a single-sex education for boys in Years 7 to 11 and has a large, thriving co-educational sixth form, with over one hundred girls on roll. In 2019, 89% of our GCSE students achieved grade 4+ in both English and Maths, contributing to a Progress 8 score of +0.16, compared to a national average for boys of -0.28. At A-Level we had a 55% A* - B pass rate in 2019 and 66% in 2020. At GCSE we have an 85% 4+ rate in 2020 with 67% getting a grade 5 or above. We have a strong ethos, based on high expectations and standards for all, a committed and supportive staff who deliver high quality, engaging lessons and well-behaved students with excellent attitudes to learning.

The school provides a supportive environment in which both newly qualified and experienced teachers have excellent opportunities to develop their careers. A formidable range of extra-curricular activities are available to students which include exchanges, cultural visits, first class fixture cards in all major sports, a diverse and high quality music and drama programme, DofE, Model UN conference, Young Enterprise, debating, public speaking and many more. The school places a strong emphasis on staff development and the appointed candidates can expect to gain significant enjoyment and professional fulfilment from working here.

TBSHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our children and expects staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure Barring Service check is required for all successful applicants.



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Contact details

Debbie Landers , Headteacher's PA
The Bishop's Stortford High School London Road Bishop's Stortford
Hertfordshire CM23 3LU

Telephone: 01279 868686
Email: Debbie.landers@tbshs.org
Website: www.tbshs.org
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