Teacher of Computing, Swindon

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Great Western AcademySwindon

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Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

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 brand new, state-of-the-art facilities in North Swindon in September 2018. The Academy is heavily oversubscribed in years 7 and 8 and our first cohort of Year 12 students formed our new Sixth Form in September 2019. This includes a strong group of A-level Computing students. The foundations we have laid in Computing and IT are excellent: our lead teacher has set up an innovative provision in years 7 and 8, 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 4.30pm Monday 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 brand new building and 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.

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

Applications should be submitted by 9am on Monday 27th January 2020. Interviews will take place shortly after this.



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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