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Head of Design and Technology

Great Western AcademySwindon

Head of Art, Design and Technology  

This post is temporary until the end of August 2022 in the first instance, but with the potential to extend to a permanent role   

MPS/UPS + TLR 2b (£4813) 

Great Western Academy opened in 2018 and now has 720 students across years 7 to 10, 12 and 13. The academy has excellent facilities in its recently built premises and serves the new community of Tadpole Garden Village in North Swindon; it is heavily oversubscribed. This includes students studying Art, Fashion and Textiles, and Product Design at A-level, supported by a team of three strong and experienced teachers. 

We require a highly effective Curriculum Leader of Art, Design and Technology whose practice is instrumental in ensuring that students of all ages and abilities achieve consistently strong outcomes. You will be an outstanding teacher of Art or DT who has the qualities to lead colleagues in each of these areas, securing the highest possible standards in teaching and learning. You will have the ability teach at all levels from years 7 to 13 and be driven to ensure that students receive the best possible experience of the subject by bringing creative ideas to the classroom.   

Great Western Academy aims to radically improve the life chances of every student who attends. Our state-of-the-art facilities help us to achieve this, but it is the fantastic team of staff who turn our vision into reality. If you have the proven ability to inspire students in the classroom and beyond then this provides you with an exciting opportunity to further shape your practice and develop your career. 

Additional benefits of working at GWA include: 

Excellent CPD opportunities 

State of the art facilities  

Leading edge ICT, including a laptop provided for all teaching staff 

Ample free parking 

Health and Wellbeing Support Service 

There is the potential for the potholder to continue in the post of Second in department from September 2022. 

Further details are available on the Academy website and in the information documents attached.  

Applications should be submitted electronically to by 9am on Friday 10th December 2021, however we will review applications as they come in and may close this vacancy early, so please don’t delay your application 


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