Job Description


The Arts and Design Technology Faculty at Harlington School is friendly and supportive and consists of Art, Photography and Textiles. The faculty team vision is for us to nurture a passion for our subject within the students, we understand the importance of the Arts, design and creativity in the curriculum and its role in a broad education. We see the Arts as an area which offers a wide range of learning experiences and it is our philosophy to provide pupils with the opportunity to undertake courses of study which are broad, interesting, purposeful, and relevant to their needs.

The working atmosphere within the faculty and its environment is best placed for nurturing NQTs as well as developing talented and experienced teachers. The faculty offers committed, passionate, energetic and enthusiastic teachers an ideal start to, or continuation of, their career in a school with a caring atmosphere.  Colleagues will be offered extensive support in their professional development and will contribute to a strong team aiming to raise the standards of achievement across the Arts and Design Technology curriculum.

The Art department currently has five members of teaching staff, and a skilled Art Technician. We presently have three dedicated art rooms, one of which includes ten PCs, Studio equipment and a darkroom for photography provision. We also have a specialist textiles room, a kiln for ceramics and a shared computer suite. There are screen printing and lino printing facilities and an etching press. Each room has a student and teacher PC connected to the intranet and the internet which can then be used in conjunction with SMART projectors and boards.


From Year 7 to Year 8 Students study art, then in Year 9 we are introducing a carousel of Art, Photography and Textiles. At the end of the academic year pupils undertake a scholarship project in line with the school’s drive for scholarly attributes.


All students are encouraged or guided to study a creative GCSE. The Art department offers AQA Art, Photography and Textiles GCSE. Overall, numbers at KS4 are very healthy with Art and Photography being particularly popular.


We presently offer AQA Art and Design, Photography and Textiles A levels. Our A level students have gone on to study a range of related foundation or university courses in recent years including Fine Art, Photography, Interior Design, Games Design, Fashion and Architecture.


In recent years, our students have undertaken visits to the all London Art Galleries, the British Museum and Kew Gardens. We enjoy a close partnership with the Courtauld Gallery who support our students with workshops and artist visits. We also offer timetabled enrichment activities for all Sixth Form students. Staff in the faculty offer after school and lunchtime extra-curricular activities and are encouraged to team up with other staff members in the faculty, including constructing stage sets for musical productions and actively contributing to the school’s Gold Artsmark status.


Applications are to be made electronically using the school application form available below. All enquiries and applications via email only to: If you require any further information or wish to discuss this role in more detail please contact the Director of HR and Admin, Vanessa Chettiar via the recruitment email.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and to equality of opportunity. Enhanced DBS clearance will be required. No agency enquiries. CVs alone will not be accepted.