DT Teacher (0.5 FTE)
Closing Date – 18th December 2019, 9am
Interviews – TBC
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 January 2020, Royal Wootton Bassett Academy needs an outstanding, motivated and dedicated teacher of Design Technology, to join our vibrant, innovative and forward thinking Design & Technology department with excellent results.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching across all subject areas in KS3, including Engineering, Food, Textiles, Graphic Communication and 3D Design. Experience of teaching Design & Technology at KS4 or KS5 would be an advantage, in particular, the EDEXCEL BTec Level 2 Engineering course, and/or OCR GCSE Art & Design Three Dimensional Design. Contribution to our extra-curricular programme would be expected, as would the continued reflection and development of your own innovative pedagogy. The popularity of each of these subjects is exceptionally strong, and this demonstrates our drive to provide a 5 year programme of study for all types of learner within the faculty.
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 an oversubscribed, very successful, reflective and incredibly proud 11-18 school with 1,764 students on roll including 356 students in our very popular and successful Sixth Form. Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is committed to developing ‘Growth Mindsets’ and we would welcome an application from fellow professionals who share this mindset.
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.
Royal Wootton Bassett is geographically situated in a pleasant location with Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds all within commuting distance.
The Governing Body and staff at the Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share in this commitment.
If you believe you have the experience, vision and drive for this role then we would like to hear from you.
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 DT at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.