Teacher of English, Wiltshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Royal Wootton Bassett AcademyWiltshire

Date posted:
Start date: 01 September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher of English 0.8 FTE

(Maternity Cover)

September 2019

Closing Date – Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Interviews Friday 24th May 2019

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. This is a permanent contract subject to successful completion of 6 months’ probation.

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy needs outstanding, motivated and dedicated teacher of English (maternity cover), to join our vibrant and innovative Faculty with outstanding results.

The ideal candidates will have superb subject knowledge and a passion for teaching English and working with Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-Level students. The successful candidate would be part of a successful and creative Department and will have opportunities to teach students from Year 7 upwards and students with SEND or on bespoke curriculum pathways. We are currently evolving our Key Stage 3 courses and Literacy development whole school. We are following the AQA English course and we run very successful English Language, English Literature, and Media Studies courses at A Level.  This demonstrates our drive to provide a variety of highly academic but high quality courses, right the way through the Key Stages and we have a real desire to demonstrate meaningful progress for all students.

The English Faculty has exceeded national targets for English for the past 2 years and continues to be one of the most successful at the Academy.  It is led by an inspiring Head of Faculty who is an SLE, serving North Wiltshire and beyond. The successful candidate must have a tenacious drive to achieve the very best for their students and the Academy.

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 1,797 students on roll including 368 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.

Job Description

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 English (Maternity Cover) at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy. 

More about Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Lime Kiln, Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 7HG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1793 841 900
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