A professional, adaptable and reliable individual with 15 years’ experience of working as an Art Educator. Experience of teaching in different art and community organisations and educational institutions delivering imaginative, unique and engaging art projects and programmes. I am dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive environment with the aim to positively engage all of my learners. Extensive experience of working with students who are disengaged from learning and who have endured social, emotional issues, as a result I have the personal skills needed to communicate sensitively with and build confidence in my students. I have managed a team of 5 within a Whole School Art Department and have written, created and lead unique art curriculum, transforming the art programme for the school with the focus of meaningful and effective learning for students. I have taught Visual Art GCSE, A Level, AP, IB MYP and DP accreditations and have designed, written and developed various art curriculums and IDU projects over the years. I am passionate about promoting the visual arts department and student work outside of the classroom and into other areas of the school and community. As a result of the diverse teaching experience I am able to easily develop new exciting, engaging and structured art lessons that create a space for valuble and successful learning to take place.
Recent Teaching Experience
July 2019 – July 2021 Middle School Visual Art Teacher Stamford American International School, Singapore
I am responsible for the designing and implementation of the Grade 6-8 art curriculum MYP programme.
Developing and executing the preparation, planning and delivery of child-centered learning activities to a range of visual art classes and age groups
Using a range and balance of teaching strategies, including those specific to the visual art specialism
Ensuring that the classroom environment is well-managed, properly ordered and with engaging classroom displays
Planning which accommodates a range of ability levels and learning styles; teachers are expected to modify and accommodate for students as needed, i.e. accommodating individual language needs (EAL), student support services, students who are struggling as well as students who need to be challenged
Planning in a collegial and professional manner with peers, showing respect, being prepared and on time, and adhering to the school wide meeting norms and team’s essential agreements at all times
Involving students, parents and colleagues in the assessment process on a regular basis and as appropriate
Evaluating the visual art program collaboratively with teaching teams
Support the visual art team in displaying artwork around the campus and in school wide visual art exhibitions
Plans and supports special events to celebrate the arts, such as art week, art competitions and other events
August 2017- Sept 2018 Head of Art Shenzhen International Foundation College, Shenzhen China
I am responsible for the designing and implementation of the art curriculum across the Primary, Middle and High School and to present exciting art lessons that actively engage learners and educate them on traditional methodologies. I aim to provide students the support and knowledge to be able to achieve academic success through creative expression.
To write, implement and deliver a new and highly effective curriculum for the art department.
Manage a team of 5 specialist Art Teachers which include Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Film and Animation and Drama.
To lead, develop and enhance the practice of other teaching staff in the department and oversee the continuing development and expansion of the department.
Write Schemes of Work, programmes of study, assessment, monitoring and recording procedures including reporting to parents in line with current school practice, and the effective setting and monitoring of homework within the Subject Area.
Hold regular formal weekly department meetings to review, plan and evaluate the work of the Subject Area.
Working In partnership with and form part of the whole of the school academic team.
Represent the Subject Area at all relevant meetings including Heads of Department and impart information to colleagues
Play an active role in the quality assurance within the art department and review lessons, give feedback and identify professional learning needs within the department.
Promote the school and student work through marketing material of student art exhibitions held within and outside of the school in local art galleries in Shenzhen.
2009 Coleg Glan Hafren, UK Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
2007 University of Wales Newport, Wales UK
Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Animation
Masters in Art (Animation)
2001 Crosskeys College UK
BTEC in General Art and Design
City and Guilds in Life Drawing
A Level in Art
1999 Caldicot Comprehensive School, UK
8 GCSE’S A-C Grade
August 2016-August 2017 Art and Design Teacher (IB) Beijing Huijia Private School, China
January 2015-August 2016 Art and Design Teacher (GCSE and A Level) G4S Bridgend Wales UK
Sept 2014-August 2016 Art Spark Lead Artist Caerphilly County Council Arts Development, UK
April 2013–January 2015 Social Learning & Development Officer Communities First, Torfaen County Council, UK
October 2010 – April 2013 Artist/Art Teacher Caerphilly and Newport County Council, WEA and Creative Unity, UK
April 2009-August 2016 Freelance Artist/Tutor Various schools/organisations UK
March 2008–October 2010 Learning Advisor/Art Lecturer (A Level) Coleg Glan Hafren, UK
October 2007–March 2008 Lecturer of Art (A Level) Ystrad Mynach College, UK
International Baccalaureate Arts: Delivering the MYP Curriculum
International Baccalaureate IB Examiner for Visual Art in Diploma/Career Programme
International Baccalaureate Approaches to Teaching and Learning ALT (Category 3)
International Baccalaureate Visual Arts (Category 1)
AQA GCSE Art and Design: Developing and Assessing your Course
AQA A Level Art and Design Teacher Standardisation
Torfaen County Council, Wales
Community Health Champion
Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 Training
Introduction to Sexual Violence and Abuse
Aggressive Management and Personal Safety at Work
Manual Handling Training
Outcome Based Accountability Training
Level 3 Safeguarding Training: Keeping Child Focused
South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board Training Event Level 3
Talking to Young People about Substance Misuse Level 1
Caerphilly County Council, Wales
Basic First Aid
NLP Awareness and Application
Coleg Glan Hafren Cardiff, Wales
Dealing with Aggressive Behaviour
Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Adult Learners
Caerphilly County Council Arts Development Team Artist Training Residency
University of Newport Wales Engaging the Reader: A New Role for the Academic Library
Swansea University Skills for Supporting Learners
Artist - Solo and Group Exhibitions
SIAC Singapore International Artist Collective Group Show Perseverance 2020
Solo Exhibition 10,000 Collars The Gate Art Gallery Cardiff 2019
Group Exhibition ISZAF Call and Response Jardin Orange 2018
Group Exhibition Healing within a Sacred Space Cwtch Art Centre 2016
Solo Exhibition Healing within a Sacred Space Blackwood Miners Institute 2015
2015 Visual Art Educational Workshops at National Museum of Wales, Caerphilly Castle Art Spark Caerphilly County Council
2013 Family Collaboration Art Murals Family Fun Day Tredegar House Newport Wales
2012 Mask Making and Carnival Prop Workshops Pontypool Carnival Torfaen County Council
2012 Painted Large Scale Community Mural for Ringland Library Newport County Council
2012 Visual Art and Wire Work Jewellery Making Workshops for NEET participants at MIND, Genesis Project, Bridges into Work
1999 Painted Large Scale Community Mural for visitor centre space at Cwmcarn Forest Drive
I am a UK fully qualified Art Teacher who is passionate about art and teaching in all environments and with students from diverse backgrounds, cultures and learning abilities. I have 15 years experience of working in different educational institutions delivering many imaginative and inclusive art projects and programmes with the goal to engage people within communities. I have extensive experience of working with students who are disengaged from learning and who have suffered with social, emotional issues. I have the skills and experience to engage students from any background with any challenge in a positive and motivating way. I am very adaptable and have taught in Adult Education Centres, Youth Centres, Primary and Secondary schools in the UK, HMP Prisons teaching accredited course and International Schools across Asia.
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