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Teacher of Art and Design

Deadline for applications: August 6th

Contract: Fixed Term / 3-5 Days

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students for who you are responsible for and with whom you come into contact.

Teaching and learning: Delivery of lessons

  • Ensure subject knowledge is up-to-date and sufficient to meet the academic and assessment needs of all students in assigned classes
  • Deliver programmes in accordance with the curriculum and with college curriculum policies and schemes of work, ensuring that schemes are updated and adapted throughout programme delivery to reflect the progress and evolving needs of students
  • Develop an understanding of the needs and abilities of assigned classes/students and plan accordingly the provision and delivery of teaching and learning activities to meet needs and challenge students appropriately
  • Employ a diverse range of teaching and learning practices that motivate, engage, challenge and inspire students to fulfil their individual academic potential
  • Fully utilise available technological and other resources to support or enhance classroom and homework activities
  • Manage student behaviour in the classroom, including the application of procedures in accordance with behaviour and discipline policies, where needed.

Teaching and learning: Student progress

  • Ensure that students understand the learning objectives of their programme and of each individual teaching and learning activity
  • Ensure that students can accurately define criteria for measuring their own academic progress and success
  • Provide meaningful, constructive and motivating feedback to students in accordance with the relevant assessment policies and procedures
  • Record and/or monitor the attendance, academic progress and welfare of students in assigned classes/tutor groups and report or manage concerns in accordance with Bellerbys College academic and welfare policies and procedures.

Teaching and learning: Supporting students

  • Provide support to students who have additional/special educational needs or disability, to help them to reach their academic potential
  • Provide opportunities within class time, through homework and trips/visits for students to develop and practice English language skills and enrich their subject learning
  • Foster in students a responsible and self-motivated approach to their learning to support their progress towards becoming independent learners with the skills to thrive in a higher education environment
  • Support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all students with whom you come into contact
  • Advise and support students regarding their progression to university or to their next programme of study, in line with the progress management and progression policies.


  • Be familiar with, uphold and implement the academic and welfare values, principles, policies and procedures of Bellerbys College
  • Create a positive and safe learning environment that engenders mutual respect and embraces diversity
  • Work with all students and colleagues from a standpoint of equality, understanding and tolerance
  • Ensure that conduct and appearance are professional and respectful at all times
  • Actively contribute to the wider life of the college, for example, through involvement with extra-curricular activities or academic development initiatives
  • Attend internal management meetings, as requested
  • Continuously evaluate your own performance as a teacher, take responsibility for your own professional development, and engage with opportunities provided by the college for continuing professional development (CPD) and other training
  • Undertake mandatory training, during induction and throughout your time at Bellerbys College, in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures
  • Actively contribute towards college self-evaluation practices
  • Support and work together with colleagues, sharing best-practice, for mutual benefit and the advantage of students.

Qualifications & Training Required:

  • UK-recognised teaching qualification
  • Subject-relevant degree
  • DBS-checked
  • Subject-relevant higher degree or equivalent qualification

Experience Required:

  • Previous teaching experience of Art is essential. Experience of teaching photography, or another subject is desirable, but not essential
  • Experience of implementing a broad range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies
  • Understanding/experience of the curricula and/or learning cultures of other countries, specifically Asian and Eastern European countries
  • Knowledge/understanding/experience of identifying and managing students with special educational needs or disability
  • Experience of a wide range of technology used to support teaching and learning practices
  • Experience in contributing to self-evaluation processes
  • Evidence of having undertaken continuing professional development.



  • Expert knowledge of art
  • Thorough, up-to-date knowledge of a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of the implications of teaching multicultural classes, and of inclusion practices
  • Awareness of special educational needs and disability
  • Knowledge of technology relevant to taught programmes and the support of teaching and learning activities, and of its potential to maximise impact
  • Knowledge and understanding of the legal requirements and national policy and guidance concerning child protection and safeguarding
  • Knowledge and understanding regarding the need for, and processes involved in, self-evaluation.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of self confidence
  • Preference for reflective thinking
  • Desire for learning and active self-development
  • Desire to work as a team member and to contribute to raise the performance of the team as a whole
  • Approachable and open style
  • Keen sense of professionalism
  • Actively assumes responsibility
  • Takes personal pride in ability to be relied upon
  • Positive and motivated attitude to work
  • Sharing of best practice.

Personal Attributes:

  • Is motivated to work with children and young people.
  • Demonstrates the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
  • Demonstrates emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude to the use of authority and maintaining discipline

Where is the role based

Bellerbys College London

Organisational Compliance:

The job holder will be expected to operate in accordance with the Study Group Code of Conduct, and all local Bellerbys Colleges policies and operating procedures relating to academic, welfare and safeguarding matters.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. 

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records checks if appropriate.

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations. Please see attached our Candidate Privacy Policy.

How to apply

Please apply with a completed application form to Sharon Treharne by 9am Monday 6th August 2018

Interviews will take place on w/c 13th August 2018

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.