The Dorcan Academy

Swindon, United Kingdom


Location: Swindon, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About The Dorcan Academy

Thank you for visiting our employer profile. We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the excellent opportunities for teaching at The Dorcan Academy and living in the nearby area.

The school

Our school is based on our vision to be an outstanding school of first choice at the heart of our local community.  We aim to do this through:

  1. Exceptional achievement for every student.
  2. High quality teaching that inspires and engages minds through an exciting and creative curriculum.
  3. An inclusive school where everyone is valued, cared for and nurtured in an extraordinary way.
  4. Equipping students to stand out as model citizens, aspiring to make a difference to the lives of others through their exemplary behaviour and attitudes.
  5. High levels of wellbeing enabling all members of the school community to flourish
  6. Raising the aspirations of all stakeholders through a shared culture and vision to strive towards outstanding in all areas.

In addition, we promote five core values of Belonging, Purpose, Aspiration, Perseverance and Achievement and seek to develop in students the personal qualities of Honesty, Kindness, Respect, Compassion, Thankfulness, Courage, Resilience, Enthusiasm, Hard work and Commitment.

We can offer you:

  • A supportive and bespoke staff induction programme
  • High quality professional development, including an additional £1000 Bursary to support your CPD if you are an Early Careers teacher (Years 2-4)
  • Additional non-contact time if you are an Early careers teacher or NQT
  • Unrivalled support from the leadership team
  • Excellent specialist facilities and resources
  • Committed staff who 'go the extra mile'
  • Motivated, enthusiastic students who are ready and eager to learn
  • Cycle to work scheme

The school’s culture is aspirational, based on very high standards of work and behaviour, with everyone doing their best and enabling our focus to be on learning and progress for all our students.

Learning has always been at the heart of the school. Our students benefit from a rich, diverse and challenging curriculum that provides them with significant choice to meet their needs. The high quality of teaching at the school means that students not only make good progress in their lessons but also enjoy their learning. We want our students not only to achieve academic excellence, but also to develop confidence and skills to equip them for life beyond school.

Our students also excel in many other areas ranging from sports, drama and writing to maths, science and technology, achieving success in both local and national competitions.

You can also get a taste for life at Dorcan by watching Student Tour available on YouTube.

The Dorcan Academy Tour - YouTube

Your personal development

Dorcan has a vibrant and exciting staff team who enjoy high levels of support and an on-going programme of induction and professional development. We are committed to the further training and development of new colleagues, helping everyone develop to their full potential and run a weekly induction programme for new staff.

We can offer you:

  • A supportive and bespoke staff induction programme
  • High quality professional development, including an additional £1000 Bursary to support your CPD if you are an Early Careers teacher (Years 2 – 4)
  • Additional non-contact time if you are an Early careers teacher or NQT
  • Unrivalled support from the leadership team
  • Excellent specialist facilities and resources
  • Committed staff who ‘go the extra mile’
  • Motivated, enthusiastic students who are ready and eager to learn
  • Cycle to work scheme

The area

We are located on the eastern edge of Swindon, within easy reach of the scenic Cotswolds and nearby Bath, Bristol and Oxford. Swindon has a good selection of affordable housing and a very popular outlet shopping centre and is just one hour from London by train.

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Location


Address: St. Pauls Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793 525231