Tavistock College is delighted to be part of The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust (DMAT), a MAT consisting of 3 secondary and 13 primary schools. The Academy actively promotes the values and principles of the International Co-operative Alliance.
The position is within the Faculty of Creative Arts which joins the artistic areas of Music, Drama, Dance, Art, Creative Media, Textiles and Photography together. We aim to offer students a broad and varied curriculum teaching not only artistic skills but giving students means and methods to explore their creative ideas. At the heart of what we strive to do is a clear philosophy of the importance of arts education – not only for emerging artists but as a training ground for creativity.
The Creative Arts are one of the most vital subject areas on any school’s curriculum. Their language is truly universal. Every culture explores its passions and fears through the performing and visual arts. Regardless of gender, ability and belief, students respond intuitively to these modes of expression, and through them explore and communicate issues of morality and identity in a unique way, which enriches and personalizes their education. The social skills acquired during creative group work decision making, adaptability, negotiation, listening to options and the justification of your own ideas are imperative to personal development, arguably all other subject areas and the rapidly changing environment of the workplace.
Within the faculty we run an extensive extra-curricular programme connecting with local and national practitioners and institutions. Our Jazz Band and both our choirs successfully contributed to both college and community events throughout the year. Students have the opportunity to access multiple and varied trips, visits and experiences to support their Creative Arts educations. We also engage with 10 peripatetic Music and Drama teachers and produce a number of well attended and supported productions and concerts each year, both on and off site.
The Faculty of Creative Arts is successful and continually developing and, therefore, there is the possibility of this role extending and developing.
Tavistock College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.