Required from September 2019 : Teacher of Art and Technology
This is a permanent full-time position although consideration will be given to suitably qualified candidates wishing to work part-time
Salary : Main Teaching Scale
Closing Date: Monday May 20th 2019
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and highly motivated Teacher of Art and Technology (preferably with knowledge or experience of delivering Textiles) who will lead by example and support the department in achieving its ambitious targets. We encourage applications from newly qualified teachers or those with more experience who feel they can add value to an already highly-effective department and prosper in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Successful candidates must:
- be a teacher of Art and Technology with consistently ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ classroom practice
- be a passionate advocate of the subject who contributes effectively to departmental and whole school improvement.
- have the ability to teach across the full age and ability range at age 11-18.
- have the desire to become a supportive Form Tutor.
- be able and willing to make a full contribution to the life of the school.
- have high expectations of themselves and others
- be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
- be flexible and a good team player
It is an exciting time to join Ysgol Aberconwy, a mixed 11-to-18 comprehensive school of 800 pupils. Set in its own extensive new campus on the banks of the beautiful River Conwy, the school is situated in the medieval town of Conwy on the North Wales coast adjacent to the Snowdonia National Park. Ysgol Aberconwy’s proximity to the main A55 trunk road provides easy accessibility throughout North Wales, Cheshire and Wirral. The school is exceptionally well resourced with all teachers having access to personal technology, as well as an ICT suite for their curriculum area.
The diversity of the school community ensures that the school is a vibrant and interesting place to work. We offer:
- A well established and comprehensive mentor programme
- A strong personalised programme of professional development and coaching for teachers and support staff
- Strong links with other local schools for partnership working and support
- A strong community spirit
- Staff who are very supportive towards each other.
Conwy is committed to safeguarding - qualifications and references will be verified
Welcome to our Website. I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of Ysgol Aberconwy - a school that puts learning and individual achievement at the heart of everything it does. We want every pupil to succeed; to achieve their full potential, be prepared for the future and become confident, thoughtful young people so they leave us ready for the challenges of an exciting and increasingly competitive world.
Situated in a spectacular location on the Conwy estuary, the school boasts a modern, well maintained and well equipped environment. Whilst the school’s ethos is based on traditional values of respect, responsibility and community spirit, students experience the very latest technology and teaching methods in the classroom.
Here at Ysgol Aberconwy we have the highest expectations of all our pupils in all areas of school life. Academic standards are important to us and we expect all pupils to achieve the very best. We also have the highest expectations of our pupils when it comes to behaviour, attendance, punctuality and uniform.
The pastoral system at Ysgol Aberconwy is extensive and innovative. Each year group has a full time non-teaching Guidance Mentor. Working from a key stage base these mentors are available throughout the day to respond to pupils’ concerns and to provide a direct contact point for parents.
We have a flourishing extra-curricular programme. This includes a full range of sporting activities in the school’s state of the art facilities as well as music concerts and drama productions. The school owns its own field centre in the hills above Abergwyngregyn and has an extensive outdoor activities programme.
We are also proud of our Welsh tradition and heritage. The school encourages the use of the Welsh language in lessons and beyond, and we are developing the provision of some subjects through the medium of Welsh for those who want it.
We are very fortunate to have a dedicated and highly professional team of teachers and support staff who expect the very highest standards from all our pupils, whilst our strong school systems ensure that pupils learn in a safe and friendly environment where teachers teach and learners learn.
We want the same things that you want for your child. In order to achieve this we rely on our home-school partnership. We encourage parents and carers to get involved in the life of the school and their children’s educational journey alongside the dedicated team of mentors that will guide your children along the way.
For those of you who are parents of primary school children we know that the transition to secondary school can be seen as daunting for some pupils. We have strong relationships with all our partner primary schools and operate a special programme of events and activities to help smooth the transition process and provide continuity for your children.
The choice of school for your child is a crucial decision. True knowledge about a school comes from understanding and seeing what actually goes on inside it. This website provides lots of important information about the school but I strongly advise you to combine this with a visit to our open evening, or call us to arrange a visit at some other time so that you can make a well informed choice for your child.
Are you interested in joining us here at Ysgol Aberconwy?
If you would like to find out more about what we can offer you or your child here at Ysgol Aberconwy, why not get in touch with us to arrange a visit. We are rightly proud of the individual attention we are able give to our students in the environment of a smaller school and we would be happy to demonstrate this by arranging a tour for you, and giving you a chance to discuss an application with one of our mentors or the headteacher.
To start the process why not look at our prospectus, which you can find here. If you are ready to make an application, you can download an application form here, or call us to request a paper copy.
As a maintained school, the school admits students in the accordance with Conwy County Borough Council's policy that can be found here.