Teacher of Mathematics, Swindon

Closing date:Expiring soon

Great Western AcademySwindon

Date posted:
Start date: 24/2/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking a dynamic, well-qualified and forward-thinking teacher of Mathematics to help continue the exceptional work in this curriculum area since the opening of Great Western Academy in September 2018. The post has arisen as one of our current Mathematics teachers will be taking maternity leave. However, this is a full-time permanent post as we will need more capacity in Mathematics teaching for September 2020 as the Academy grows. Our ideal start date would be after February half term but we will consider a post-Easter start for the right candidate.

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 also has a Sixth Form which opened in September 2019. This includes two groups of students studying A-level Mathematics and a Further Mathematics group.

This role will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to further develop and teach an exciting Mathematics curriculum in years 7 and 8 as well as teaching A-level Mathematics to our first cohort of post-16 students. You will be part of a dynamic and growing Mathematics 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. The foundation is strong; students enjoy Mathematics lessons, and progress made by our first cohort during year 7 was exceptional, as measured by national standardised tests. 

There is also 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 www.gwacademy.co.uk and in the information documents attached. 

Applications should be submitted by 9am on Monday 18th November 2019. Interviews will take place before the end of November.

More about Great Western Academy
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