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Tidemill is the lead school for Initial Teacher Training in REAch2 and has many great opportunities for staff. We are passionate about professional development and believe this is the key to providing the best possible education for pupils and job satisfaction for staff. We are committed to deepening teaching knowledge and skill sets and our staff are genuinely open to sharing best practice and developing together. We are proud of our home-grown talent and many of our teaching assistants have successfully trained as teachers through the Graduate Teacher, Teach First and School Direct programmes and have since gone on to become successful teachers, Assistant or Deputy Heads and Headteachers. Our staff attend and lead a range of programmes including those for early career teachers or experienced teachers and school leaders as well as providing  school-to-school support.

Tidemill is proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for our pupils and wish to recruit staff who are committed to providing an inclusive, stimulating environment which encourages pupils to become confident, happy learners.

Interested in working at Tidemill Academy? We always love hearing from talented individuals who wish to join our committed staff team. Below you will find a list of current opportunities.

Artist in Residence / Art Teacher


We are looking for an inspiring Artist In Residence/Art Teacher who will have a positive impact on the learning and cultural enrichment of our pupils. If you have a passion for motivating young learners and enabling them to contribute to their local community, we would love to hear from you.  The position will be part-time, ideally Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.  Art lessons are taught to children across the school in Key Stages 1 and 2.  

You will need to be a creative & inspiring Artist In Residence/Art Teacher who:

  • Makes learning fun and engaging

  • Has a working knowledge of a range of art making skills

  • Has a strong passion for art and will be an art advocate

  • Demonstrates initiative and can inspire, enthuse and lead others

  • Is willing to teach a highly creative curriculum where children can build on previously learnt skills and knowledge

  • Is an excellent, engaging communicator who will develop strong relationships and promote art with children, parents and the wider community

In return, we will offer:

  • Enthusiastic and creative children

  • A dedicated Creative Hub classroom to teach pupils

  • An outstanding Art Lead to work alongside

  • A hugely talented & committed staff

  • A vibrant, richly diverse community steeped in art including close proximity to Goldsmiths University, the Albany theatre, the Laban and regular art festivals

  • Excellent professional and career development opportunities

  • The opportunity to positively impact school improvement and the educational landscape through our role as the lead school for Initial Teacher Training in REAch2

  • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools who share the same passion for primary education


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed so you can meet the pupils and staff and see our fantastic facilities. If you would like to visit the school, please email If you would like a conversation with the Headteacher before applying, please email or phone the school directly. 

The application pack is available for download from the school website ( or by email from the school

Key Dates:

Closing Date for applications: Thursday, 8th December 2022, 12 noon

Interviews: Friday 9th December 2022


Completed applications should be emailed to  A scanned signature will be accepted or simply follow this up with a signed copy in the post: Benjamin Gbasai, Business Manager, Tidemill Academy,    11 Giffin Street, London, SE8 4RJ.                                                                                                                                                          

Tidemill Academy is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and staff. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS with Child Barred List check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Safeguarding Statement

Tidemill Academy is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and staff. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


DBS Checks and References

Enhanced DBS disclosures with Child Barred List Check and satisfactory references are required for all staff and regular volunteers.