Teacher of Physics, Chemistry, or Biology, Wiltshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Royal Wootton Bassett AcademyWiltshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Physics, Chemistry or Biology

Thank you for your interest in working for Royal Wootton Bassett Academy. These guidance notes will assist you in completing your application form, which is the first step in our recruitment process.  

The Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust (RWBAT) is built around the one word of ‘Excellence.’ Together the Schools strengthen each other, sharing good practice and building capacity for all. Within the MAT we strive to maximise the potential of each person within our community and are absolutely committed to continuous improvement. We value developing the whole person equally to the achievement of academic success.

From September 2019, we need an outstanding, competent, enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated teacher of Science, to join a hugely popular, vibrant and innovative Department with outstanding results. The contract will be permanent subject to completing 6 months probation satisfactorily.

The ideal candidate will have superb subject knowledge and a passion for teaching Physics, Chemistry, or  Biology, including the ability to teach this specialism to A-Level students. The successful candidate would be part of an effective and growing department and will have opportunities to teach students from Year 7 and upwards. 

You will:

• Have superb subject and contextual knowledge.

• Have a passion for teaching students in all key stages. 

• Work as a team member to deliver teaching and learning so that students continue to be aspirational, engaged and motivated.

• Be an excellent communicator who develops positive relationships with students and staff alike. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and ambitious Science teacher who is looking to excel within a forward thinking and successful Department.  NQTs and experienced teachers are encouraged to apply.

In return we can offer the full benefits of our excellent support and CPD programmes both internally and through Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is a highly successful and very proud 11-18 school with 1,760 students on roll including 321 students in our Sixth Form and is ranked in the Times Top 20 Secondary Schools in the South West.  It is geographically situated in a pleasant location with Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds all within commuting distance.

In December 2010, the school was awarded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted.  They described our students as “…an absolute delight.” and “in every area of the School they carry out exemplary practice.”  In November 2013, the Academy was again awarded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted where they stated “Around the school, students are polite and courteous to each other, to members of staff and to visitors.  Students listen attentively in lessons, and almost always respond rapidly to teachers’ instructions”.  As far as we are aware, Royal Wootton Bassett is the only school in the country to be awarded this prestigious accolade in succession.

If you believe you have the experience, vision and drive for this role then we would like to hear from you.

Job Description

The job description lists all the main duties of the post, together with further details of the competencies (skills), experience, qualifications, knowledge and abilities required to do the job. The criteria listed within the job description detail how each of these areas will be assessed. It is important that you identify the competencies, experience, qualifications, knowledge and abilities that will be assessed by application form, as you will need to provide evidence that you meet these criteria. 


We will require two satisfactory references before a job offer is confirmed; one of which must be your current Headteacher in your present or most recent employment. Please remember to check that your referees are actually available to provide a reference, as failure to do this could cause a delay in confirming your appointment.

There is a lot of information about the academy available on our website www.rwba.org.uk

We hope you will feel inspired to apply for the post of Teacher of Physics and / or Chemistry at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy. 

Job location

More about Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lime Kiln, Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 7HG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793 841 900
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