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Teacher of Computer Science

Great Western AcademySwindon

Required from January 2022/or as soon after this as possible 

Would you like to join a thriving new Computing team and grow your teaching career in our exceptional new school?  

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. The foundations we have laid in Computing and IT are excellent: our Head of Computing has set up an innovative provision exploiting the fact that every student has a laptop to assist with their learning; the laptops also facilitate substantial IT-based learning in other subjects. 

This role will provide the successful applicant with the chance to further develop and teach an exciting curriculum in KS3 and KS4 as well as teaching A-level Computing. You will be part of a dynamic and growing teaching team and you will therefore have the chance to significantly shape the experiences of our students in the subject as they progress through our growing school. You will also be well supported to enjoy and develop your own practice, whether you are an NQT or more experienced. 

There is the potential for this role to develop as the school and Sixth Form grows, with various leadership opportunities becoming available in future years, both subject and whole-school based. Our priority is very much to recruit the best classroom practitioners who can ensure our students arrive at the Academy excited about the day ahead and leave each day talking about the excellent learning they have experienced. 

The successful candidate will also have the chance to contribute to our enrichment programme which runs for all students from 3.10 to 4.15pm Tuesday to Thursday. This provides opportunities to work with students in an area of your own interest to broaden and deepen their range of experiences at school. 

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 a retention incentive to be made available for the right candidate, more details can be provided upon request. 

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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