Julie Howard - CV

For examples of my work as an artist and my students work - please look under the subheadings.

Founder and principle Art teacher of ARTsCOOLuk,                                   September 2017 - present day                         

day eacher of Art and Photography, Uplands Community College            January 2017 - July 2017

After returning to work, from my third maternity leave, I took the decision to reduce my hours and responsibility, therefore, enabling me to spend more time with my young family, but also to start up 'ARTsCOOL UK'.

A-Level Art and Design Moderator, Edexcel                                         January 2017 - Present day

Visiting moderator for A-Level Art and Design, visiting school across the South East ensuring National standards have been applied to students work.

GCSE Art and Design Moderator , Edexcel                                                  October 2004 – Present day

Visiting moderator for GCSE Art and Design where I apply the National standards to student work that has been submitted for GCSE. During my time as a moderator I have also had the opportunity to be an assistant team leader for Kent and East Sussex region.

Head of Creative Arts Faculty, Uplands Community College         September 2015 – January 2017

As Head of Faculty my main objective was to share my strategies for success that I gained within the Art Department to gain a consistent approach to the Creative Arts across the whole college. I led teaching and learning across the faculty and had an overview of schemes of learning across all the Arts subjects. I have been managing staff in the performing Arts subjects and designing training needs and requirements of all staff within the faculty.

Head of Art and Design , Uplands Community College                         September 2006 – January 2017

During my 10 years as Head of Art and Design I have achieved an excellent reputation for Art and Design for the school. The department consistently achieves the best results in the school for GCSEs and A-levels. The Art curriculum expanded to offer photography and Fashion at key stage 4 and 5. I have been in charge of planning, delivering and resourcing exciting schemes of learning for key stage 3, 4 and 5. I work well to department budgets, I have mentored numerous teachers and student teachers within the department and  worked with staff to deliver personal development training. I have introduced annual exhibitions and displays that are well regarded within the community. Together, we introduced the’ Arts Award’ scheme in the school to great success and worked closely with local colleges of further education as well as primary schools on Arts projects and Art teacher training.



Deputy Head of Art and Design , Heathfield Community College                       September 2004 – 2006



Leader of GCSE and A-level Photography within the department, was acting Head of Art during a maternity leave. Head of key Stage 3 Art and Design curriculum.

Teacher of Art, Textiles and Photography, Heathfield Community College                    April 2000 – 2004


Teacher of Art, Cavendish School ( maternity cover)                                        January 2000 – April 2000



  • Ability to communicate with and relate to people of all ages and all abilities and backgrounds

  • Ability to organise, motivate and manage large groups of people with a variety of creative mediums

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

  • Ability to inspire students of all abilities in order to gain success

  • Ability to lead a team in order to achieve common goals

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • I have very high expectations of myself and my abilities, but also manage to get other around me to adopt the same attitude.

  • Excellent ability to plan and deliver high quality schemes of learning that motivate students as well as achieve excellent results in examinations.



1999 – 2000                University of Brighton

                                    PGCE in Secondary Art and Design

1996 – 1999                Coventry University

                                    BA (Hons) Art and Craft Studies 2:1

1995 – 1996                Eastbourne College of art and Technology

                                    BTEC Foundation in Art – Merit

1993 – 1995                 Eastbourne Sixth Form College

                                    A-Levels in Art, Photography, Psychology and Geography

1991 – 1993                Ratton School, Eastbourne

Additional Information & Interests

DBS Certified

Full clean driving licence.      

Certified as a Girl Guide Leader in 1996.      

‘Arts Award’ certified Advisor

Member of Cranbrook Film Society,

I also enjoy camping, photography, going to the theatre, visiting art galleries and spending time with my young family.