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Teacher of Design and Technology

Great Western AcademySwindon

Teacher of Design Technology (MPS/UPS) 

To start either asap or Sep 2022 

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. 

Do you have a passion for teaching that instils a love of design and technology 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 Design and Technology Teacher who will join and strengthen the department, 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: 

Show secure & highly developed knowledge & understanding of Textiles & Food design technology across all key stages. 

Be able to develop, plan and deliver high quality and engaging learning experiences to all students  

Be a newly qualified or experienced teacher who is enthusiastic and shares the values of the 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 the post holder to take on additional responsibility in the 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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