Teacher of Science, Swindon

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Great Western AcademySwindon

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Start date: 1/9/2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Great Western Academy is a new academy which opened its doors in September 2018 with strong values based on Achievement, Care and Excellence. The academy is heavily over-subscribed for year 7 and will open a Sixth Form of well over 100 students from the local area this September with strong demand for all three Science A-levels.

Do you have a passion for teaching that instils a love of Science in your students?  Can you inspire the next generation with the opportunity to teach up to and including A Level? Can you involve all ages and abilities in engaging learning experiences? Great Western Academy is seeking to appoint a Science Teacher who will join and enhance the department with its excellent facilities; be responsible for delivering outstanding lessons and contributing to the wider education agenda; inspiring learners; and raising standards. 

This post is open to NQTs as well as more experienced colleagues.  

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to develop, plan and deliver high quality and engaging learning experiences to all students
  • Have a passion for science that they are able to use to inspire our students’ own curiosity and promote the practical aspects of this exciting subject
  • Be a newly qualified or experienced teacher who is enthusiastic and shares the values of the school 


We offer:

  • Great facilities and in a well-resourced, brand new Science Department
  • A friendly and supportive staff who are always happy to help each other and share good practice 
  • Strong support from line managers and SLT
  • A dynamic CPD programme and the opportunity to deliver as well as receive training 
  • Access to a middle leader development programme 
  • Excellent career opportunities and progression, particularly as the school grows
  • The opportunity to be part of a successful 11-18 provision with opportunities to teach in the sixth form in any of the sciences
  • Dedicated NQT support including your own subject mentor, school NQT coach and reduced teaching timetable

Our objective is to be a flagship Academy where every student not only achieves their full potential but also feels an integral part of the organisation; an Academy where no child is left behind; an Academy where the bonds between parent, teacher and student are so secure that failure is not an option. The unique community that we have built ensures that young people achieve their ambition in a caring environment where they are the centre of all that we do.

Further details are available on the Academy website www.gwacademy.co.uk and in the information documents attached. Informal conversations with the Principal, Graham Davis, are available prior to application; please contact Rebecca Mathis on 01793 207900 or email office@gwacademy.co.uk to arrange this.

Applications should be submitted electronically to office@gwacademy.co.uk by 9am on Thursday 18th April 2019. Interviews will take place during the week beginning 22nd April




More about Great Western Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: William Morris Way, Tadpole Garden VIllage, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 2PP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1793 209700