Start Date: Thursday 18th May 2023
Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Interviews: Friday 26 May 2023
Salary: MPR1-UPR3 (£28,000-£43,865)
Contract Type: Full Time

Job Title: Teacher of Art, Design or Technology 

Contract Hours: Full Time 

Start Date: September 2023 

Grade: MPR1-UPR3 (£28,000-£43,865) 

Responsible to: Head of Visual Arts or Head of Technology 

As a popular and successful school we are always excited to strengthen our staffing team and increase our curriculum choices for students. As a result of increasing student numbers and a growing Sixth Form we are seeking to appoint a teacher of Art, Design or Technology. The post will involve teaching to age ranges personalised to the strengths of the individual teacher, this could include Sixth Form teaching. 

We are looking to employ a well qualified teacher with a record of delivering high quality lessons with excellent student outcomes, or a recently qualified teacher. 

 We will consider applicants with a strength in Art, Design or Technology. 

If additional responsibilities would interest you please include reference to this in your supporting statement. 

Our school takes a leading role in the arts and technology, both locally, regionally and in our multi academy trust. Our innovative, outward looking and ambitious approach has led to Thomas Gainsborough School being recognised with the highest award for education settings, the platinum level Artsmark Award from the Arts Council of England three times, only the second school in the country to do so.  

There are enrichment opportunities across all key stages, with dedicated support from subject leaders and an excellent assistant headteacher who oversees the arts and technology subjects. 

In September 2015 the school moved into an award-winning new building, where subjects are taught in specialist rooms either in our Sixth Form block or alongside other classrooms. The team is very supportive and expectations for students are high. 

Thomas Gainsborough School is a consistently high performing, well resourced, and truly comprehensive school, with a firm belief in excellence for each and every student, placing students at the heart of their curriculum. You can find out more about the school at  

The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher to develop their practice and continue their career progression. 

The school is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. 

Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways including part-time working. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours of flexible start and end times. Please talk to us at the interview stage about the flexibility you would like and we will explore what’s possible for this role. 

If you would like to learn more about the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to discuss this exciting opportunity, then please contact Mr Clark, or call the school to speak to Mrs Kerry Fuller, the Headteacher’s PA, on 01787 375232. We would also be happy to arrange a visit to the school. 

Closing date: Tues 23 May 2023

Interviews:  Fri 26 May 2023