FARLINGAYE HIGH SCHOOL
Maths, Computing & Arts Specialist School
TEACHER OF ART –
MATERNITY COVER (MPS)
FULL OR PART-TIME
Information for Applicants
CREATIVE ARTS FACULTY
Thank you for your interest in this Art post. This maternity cover is required for
September 2012 and is likely to be available for up to two terms. Applications for full
or part time will be considered. The Creative Arts Faculty at Farlingaye High School
is an enthusiastic and committed team responsible for the delivery of Art, Drama and
Music. Although individual subjects make their own contribution, the Faculty is a
strong and successful team and colleagues enjoy a high level of support at both a
personal and professional level. The members of the Faculty offer a wide range of
skills, interests and experience.
The school is a specialist Maths, Computing and Creative Arts School. We have also
gained Silver Arts Award. This has led to new resources across the school and
increased opportunities for use of ICT and technology in our Music department and
Faculty. Our area has recently expanded in accommodation and new music practice
rooms and ICT suites have recently been completed.
The Creative Arts Faculty has many examples of good practice and contributes to
many whole school initiatives. We enjoy positive recognition for the co-operative
teamwork and many successes achieved in the effectiveness of teaching and
learning experiences offered. The Arts are highly regarded both within the school
and the local community.
We run productions, musical events, exhibitions, Arts events with the local
community, induction activities, artist in residence activities, whole Arts days for
lower schools, trips, music tours, theatre in education events and we have strong
links with our primary schools who take part in musical events, arts induction days.
Lunchtime and after school clubs are run through out the year as well as exam
support sessions to both GCSE and A level students.
There is an excellent support network within the faculty and whole school to develop
professional skills and share ideas. We have Leading Edge, in school CPD sessions
and have developed some of our own INSET sessions to continue to develop our
professional skills. Farlingaye is an exciting place which does not stand still and very
much encourages staff to continue to explore, share and develop personal expertise.
It is hard, in this brief document, to capture all the things you may want to know
about Farlingaye and The Creative Arts Faculty. If you would like further information,
please telephone the school I would be happy to talk to you.
Head of Creative Arts Faculty
STAFF IN CREATIVE ARTS FACULTY
Art Paul Rearden Head of Faculty
Joined Farlingaye in September 2011, having been teaching in Suffolk for ten years. He is Head of
Faculty and Head of the Art Department. Paul specialises in painting, lens based media and computer
based imagery. He is also a committee member for the Association of Suffolk Art Teachers
Tracy Hetherington TLR2a
Is second in Art department and is now in her fourth year at Farlingaye. She is an ITT mentor, and form
tutor. Tracy specialises in sculpture, textiles, and mixed media. She offers art clubs after school as well
as organises art trips and master classes. Tracy is our Gifted and Talented representative for the faculty
and works with the Arts Award students.
Lucy Crofton MPS
Lucy is in her 7th year in the Art department. She specialises in art, print and photography. Lucy is an
ITT mentor , form tutor and coordinates photography in the art department. Lucy offers art clubs after
Melanie Burroughs MPS
Mel has joined the department as a part-time maternity cover teacher. She was formerly a full-time Art
teacher at the school, leaving in 2009 to concentrate on her young family.
Sally Maddams (currently on maternity leave) Assistant Year
Sally has been in the Art department for 7 years. She is an Assistant Year Co-ordinator . Sally Co-ordinator
specialises in painting, drawing and photography. Sally offers art clubs after school. TLR2a
Cathy Laird Assistant
Cathy is an Assistant Headteacher and has been at Farlingaye for 5 years. She has been a Head of Art Headteacher
and exam moderator. She is teaching Art part time and she runs project R and Chatterbox
Fay Leftley MPS
Joined us in 2010 and has just completed her NQT year.
Drama Sue Cowley Responsibility
Sue has been at Farlingaye for 26 years as Head of Drama. She produces school drama productions for Drama
and is the faculty representative for the behavioural group. Sue runs clubs after school. TLR2c
Caroline Farrall Assistant Year
Caroline has been in the Drama department for 10 years, she is an Assistant Year Co-ordinator and ITT Co-ordinator
mentor. Caroline produces the lower school production, runs clubs as well as organises theatre trips for TLR2a
Rachel Lansdowne Philips TLR2a Arts
Rachel has been at Farlingaye for 6 years in the Drama department. She co-ordinates our specialist Specialist
status events, is our faculty SEN representative and is a form tutor. Rachel works with the music Status Co-
department in producing school musical productions and runs clubs after school. ordinator
Charlotte Baldwin MPS
Charlotte is in her second year of teaching
Music Gemma Martino Responsibility
Gemma has been Head of Music for 10 years. She runs Boys’ Vocal Group, Senior Boys’ Choir, Senior for Music
and Junior Flutes, the Show Band and Farlingaye Brass as part of the extra curricular programme. TLR2c
Gemma organises a bi annual music tour and is a form tutor. She also organises professional workshops
and liases with Aldeburgh/Snape Music to run joint projects.
Sarah Phillips Community
Sarah has been at Farlingaye for 10 years and is responsible for primary and community liaison work. Music Co-
She is a mentor for ITT trainees. Sarah runs Junior and Senior Choir and Concert Band as part of the ordinator
extra curricular programme and she runs the pyramid primary concert. She is also responsible for the TLR2c
peripatetic lessons and AB exams.
Rob has been at Farlingaye for 7 years. He specialises in Music Technology and runs the school musical TLR2a
with the Drama staff. He runs a Chamber Choir and is a form tutor.
John Phillips Part time
John has worked in the Music department for 7 years as a peripatetic and classroom teacher. He
specialises in Clarinet and Saxophone. John runs Sinfonia and Big band. He accompanies Junior Choir
and Senior Choir.
Art Jane Canham 4 days
Technician Jane is our Art technician as well as working for our Art status activities. She has been at Farlingaye for
Admin Lisa Dale
Lisa works in a number of faculties and undertakes display, typing jobs and any administrative tasks.
Link SLT Chris Moran
Is the Creative Arts Faculty/SLT link. Chris was a Head of Maths Faculty and has Specialist Status as
part of his role. He has often been involved in the lighting of school productions.
Aims and Vision of the Creative Arts Faculty
It should be noted that:
The aims and objectives of the Creative Arts Faculty relate directly to those of the school
and to the requirements of the National Curriculum.
This area of the curriculum encourages students to appreciate quality and leads students to
foster open-minded attitudes to see the value of personal initiative by using personal and
other resources, to approach open-ended challenges, problems and problem-solving with
sensitivity and confidence, to develop practical understanding of materials, media, assessing
Through challenges presented in a broad range of media, a student’s understanding of the
world of the senses is explored and given the opportunity to examine, investigate and
enquire in an open-ended manner.
Students learn to value the arts and see the ways in which they fulfil the needs of society, as
well as the individual, e.g. consideration of the appropriateness of design content should
develop a critical sense, drama helps students to understand themselves and the world in
which they live, as well as extend the use of language and face issues, music provides an
opportunity to appreciate the sensation of music and understand how emotions are
Creative work requires the mastery of many skills, which lead to much personal satisfaction,
enjoyment and fulfilment.
WE AIM TO
Develop the education of imagination, feeling and sensibility and to establish an
appropriate relationship between emotional and intuitive responses and those derived
from intellectual, physical and analytical processes.
Encourage, stimulate and challenge the communication of ideas in a range of art forms,
which are individual, personal and created in a variety of different sized groups.
Encourage commitment and enjoyment in the tasks presented.
Foster a positive attitude in students and build on previous knowledge of each student.
Develop the capacity for creative thought and action, to encourage personal initiative,
autonomy, independence, perseverance, adaptability, resourcefulness and response.
Develop skills of research, experiment and the capacity to develop ideas.
Develop the ability to select decide, arrange ideas, organise resources, explore and
problem solve with sensitivity and confidence.
Encourage self-assessment, evaluation and critical awareness.
Develop an awareness and understanding of cross-curricular developments.
Be clear about realistic expectations of the subject and whole school issues such as
discipline and safety.
Provide thoughtful, supportive and regular feedback.
Use position comments to encourage motivation and give reward.
Recognise the quality of life in the school as a vital source of stimulation. The aesthetic
climate within the building should form part of the ever-changing environment and
developing scene though carefully mounted displays, private collections, exhibitions,
working displays and workshops.
Accommodation, Facilities and Resources
Art, Music and Drama are taught in the Fynn Block. Art has five specialist rooms, Drama
is taught in four specialist rooms and Music is taught in four specialist rooms in the
Creative Arts Block. We have a performance and exhibition area and we have three new
practice rooms. The block has its own faculty team room, which is a much-valued base
for Creative Arts staff.
An Apple Mac ICT area is in the block for all subjects to use as well as a Music
Technology studio and computer room. We also have a small dark room.
Key Stage 3
Art, Drama, Music and Physical Education are taught as distinct subjects within the
curriculum. Art is allocated 2 x 100 minutes for Years 7 , 1 x 100 minutes for Year 8,
and 1x 100 mins for year 9. Drama and Music 1 x 100 minutes each fortnight.
Key Stage 4
Art, Drama and Music are taught to GCSE. This year we have 4 groups in Year 10
and 4 groups in Year 11 taking GCSE Art. GCSE subjects are allocated 3 x 100
minute lessons per fortnight.
Sixth Form (Years 12/13)
We are offering Art, Textiles, Photography, Drama, Music and Music Technology
both at AS and A2 level.
At ‘A’ level all Creative Arts subjects are allotted 3 x 100 minute lessons.
The Art Curriculum
At Key Stage 3 students in Years 7 receive one 100-minute lesson of Art each week.
Year 8 receive one lesson a fortnight and Year 9 100 mins. At KS3 all work is
based on the national curriculum and delivered in the form of projects. There is a
wide range of projects suitable for each year group and based on a broad
experience of drawing, painting, ICT, printmaking, ceramics, textiles and sculpture.
Project packs of suitable resources are constantly updated, reviewed and added to.
These contain worksheets, power points, work cards and visual support materials.
Staff are encouraged to develop new resources as well as share the ones in place.
Schemes of work are all written for the resources and are aimed to cover a wide
range of imaginative, cultural and observed themes.
In Year 9 we have devised a new project, which gives students a taste of what a
GCSE project would be like. This enables personalised learning to take place and for
students to develop their own projects in term 2 onwards.
One of our main projects which cut across all key stages is our unique still life project
which takes place in the autumn term. This is based around chosen artists in each of
the 5 art rooms and students, where possible, select which artist they wish to work
with. Work undertaken in this project is mainly in paint, mixed media and drawing
across all key stages including post 16. Students then have the opportunity to work
with other students of all ages.
Art is an option at GCSE level and there is a good uptake of the subject. Students
follow the Edexcel course. There is also a really good uptake at AS/A2 and we
currently offer Art, Art Textiles and Art Photography. This means that some students
are able to study two Art A level choices.
To complement the work covered on the exam syllabus, workshops and trips are
arranged. Staff create individual workshops and we also have visiting practitioners to
deliver activities, as well as the option for students to attend in-house master
classes. Visits have included: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, National Gallery, National
Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy, Victoria and Albert Museum, Zandra Rhodes and
individual local open studios. We make use of many local artists and craftspeople
who are very generous in giving up their time to support individual studies
undertaken by students in the sixth form.
We annually have ITT Art students who have worked as artists in residence or used
their specialisms to aid students of all ages.
As part of their examination, we encourage examination students to display their own
work to celebrate their achievement. Two annual exhibitions take place for GCSE
and AS/A2 level and parents, friends and colleagues are invited to view work. We
have had work exhibited at Wingfield, the Mall Galleries and on the Saatchi and
Saatchi website. Display around the school is very important to us and we
encourage students to promote and share their efforts within the wider community.
We have exhibited work in the local medical centre.
ART EXAM RESULTS 2008-10
2011 2011 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009
A2 ART A*/A 36% 100% A/B 77% 100% A/B 80% 100% A/B 80%
PASS PASS PASS
A2 A*/A 43% 100% A/B 86% 100% A/B 63% 100% A/B 63%
TEXTILES PASS PASS PASS
A2 PHOTO A*/A 9% 100% A/B 67% 100% A/B 64% 100% A/B 64%
PASS PASS PASS
AS ART A/B 48% 100% A/B 88% 100% A/B 68% 100% A/B 68%
PASS PASS PASS
AS A/B 40% 100% A/B100% 100% A/B 70% 100% A/B 70%
TEXTILES PASS PASS PASS
AS PHOTO A/B 33% 100% A/B 53% 100% A/B 47% 100% A/B 47%
PASS PASS PASS
GCSE A/C 79% 100% A/C 92% 100% A/B 91% 100% A/B 91%
PASS PASS PASS
The Art Department holds an annual Gifted and Talented day with students across
the year groups. The Gifted and Talented students have also visited the elderly and
taught them new craft skills. As well as Art clubs after school and at lunchtime the
Art/Drama/Music Departments play an important part in sharing with the wider
community the talent of our student in displaying improvisations, dance, musical,
plays and examination drama. The school has a strong reputation for the standard of
its productions and the students are always fully involved and highly supported by
parents and friends of the school.
Some Key Targets For Art From Our Faculty Development Plan
To continue to develop personalised learning projects
To continue to develop staff and students ICT skills
To implement changes to exam syllabus
All faculty developments and initiatives are in accordance with broader aspirations as
identified in the School Development plan.
Details Of The Post
We are looking for a full or part-time Art teacher for this maternity post who can offer
a range of media. An interest in Painting and Photography would be most useful.
All new staff are offered a mentor and we operate a line management system with
the Head of Faculty for curriculum matters and Head of Year for Pastoral matters. All
staff are ultimately responsible to the Head teacher.
The general responsibilities of a main scale post include:
To teach as directed by the Head teacher
To work at the direction of the Head teacher and Head of Faculty to enable the
efficient delivery of the curriculum identified through schemes of work and in line
with the National Curriculum.
To promote attainment at the highest level of all students through effective
To maintain accurate and appropriate records of students learning and
achievements in line with other schools and faculty agreed policies
To regularly mark and set homework, class work and coursework in line with the
agreed school policy.
To write regular reports to parents in accordance with the agreed school policy
To provide subject information to parents and attend parents meetings and
respond to parent’s enquiries as required by the Head teacher and Head of
Attend open and information evenings as required by the Head teacher within the
agreed school’s time allocation.
Attend appropriate meetings and in-service training within the agreed school’s
time budget allocation.
To undertake faculty responsibility as reasonably directed by the Head of Faculty
To maintain in good order teaching room/area and resources for learning
including text books, student materials and equipment.
To promote and celebrate achievement by students through the implementation of
the school’s rewards policy and effective use of display
To maintain effective discipline through implementation of the school’s agreed
To take part in the school’s appraisal scheme
To inform Head of Faculty or SMT of concerns that may affect Health and Safety
of school population
To implement all agreed school policies
All new staff will probably be form tutors and will undertake the following:
To attend year team and other relevant meetings
To act as a form tutor, where required thereby following the agreed procedures
laid down in the schools pastoral care and guidance document
To be available for the marking of registers
To promote the attainment of all students within the relevant tutor/ year group
To maintain effective discipline and the agreed uniform code through
implementation of the school’s agreed procedures
If you are called to interview you will be asked to teach the following lesson:
Timing: 40 minutes
Students: approx. 25 Year 8 students
Topic: Please plan a lesson to develop drawing skills using artist
You will not be in a specialist room.
PLEASE BRING A PORTFOLIO TO THE INTERVIEW
Pencils, paper, rubbers and power point will be available.
If you have any queries about the lesson or wish to discuss equipment, please
contact Paul Rearden, Head of Creative Arts on email@example.com