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
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.