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Teacher of Art – September 2019


For a second consecutive year in 2018, the schools’ results were outstanding with 31% of all GCSE grades awarded 7-9 / A-A*, 10.5% higher than national average.  Our Progress 8 score is +0.76 and ranks us as a ‘well above average school’ and placed us in the top 3% nationally.

Art & Design is a very popular subject at Copthall and the department achieves excellent GCSE and A Level results. The uptake for all disciplines within the Art & Design department are good at Key Stage 4, and they include the teaching of GCSE: Art & Design and GCSE: Art Textiles.  At A-Level, students are offered the choice to study A-Level Art, Photography and Art Textiles.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, creative and qualified professional to teach Art.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach KS3 & KS4 with the potential of KS5.  Applications are also welcome from colleagues who can also teach Design and Technology.

Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries.  Our thriving Sixth Form, which is in the top 12% of schools for A Level results, offers both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications.

Copthall has seen rapid improvements in standards across the school. Following our recent Ofsted inspection in May 2018.  Copthall has been awarded ‘Good’ status “By implementing systems to raise staffs and pupils’ aspirations, leaders have established a culture of high expectations.  As a result, the school has secured marked improvements to learning and pupils’ progress”.  The full report can be accessed using the following link:

Candidates will: 

  • be an outstanding teacher or have the potential and desire to become outstanding
  • be experienced in raising or have the desire to raise attainment
  • have proven experience of working or the desire to work successfully with students of all abilities
  • be committed to our ethos of high expectations and no excuses with the belief that every child can succeed
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to: 

  • Join a supportive team that has a good track record for student outcomes
  • Access to continuous staff development. All staff receive coaching as part of our Incremental Coaching Programme and we strongly support NPQML & NPQSL
  • Benefit from our Employee Assistance Programme (Wellbeing)

We welcome applications from NQTs as well as experienced candidates.

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

Application forms must be completed and are available from the School website: or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937.   Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to

Closing date:     Monday 20th May 2019   (12 noon)       

Interviews:       Week commencing 20th May 2019

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