Nova Hreod Academy
Do you have an English, Maths or Science degree?
Are you considering a career as a Teacher?
Would you like to gain valuable experience in paid role before completing your training?
Close to the beautiful Cotswolds and within commuting distance of Bristol, Bath and Gloucester
Nova Hreod Academy is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. We reward our staff with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of supporting schools in their quest to give every child the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.
Job Title: Teaching Fellow
Location: Nova Hreod Academy, Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £16,029 per annum (FTE of 18,659 per annum)
Contract: Fixed term contract for 2020/21
Nova Hreod Academy, which joined United Learning in 2014, is focused on raising standards for children and young people to ensure that the school is the best it possibly can be for our community. We moved into spectacular new accommodation in 2007.
The Academy has over 800 students on roll. Nova Hreod works in collaboration with Swindon Academy, which is 0.7miles away, and has a Sixth Form for 240 students.
The school was inspected by Ofsted in January 2017 and judged to be a ‘good’ school. Inspectors noted that, “The principal insists on high standards of behaviour and discipline across the school. This allows teachers to focus on their teaching without the distraction of poor behaviour.”
The Teaching Fellow post is a fixed term appointment for one year. It is aimed at candidates who intend to apply for a School Direct PGCE with United Teaching for the 2021-22 academic year.
During the year, Teaching Fellows will carry out the role of a teaching assistant, but will also have enhanced opportunities to take on small groups and cover or teach some classes in order to develop their confidence and skills in readiness for the United Teaching Programme.
Under the direction of the assigned Curriculum Leader or SENCo, Teaching Fellows work as part of a team to promote the achievement of pupils, including those with Special Needs.
They complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/ groups or short term for whole classes and monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on pupils’ achievement, progress and development.
- Be an inspirational & enthusiastic individual
- Have a minimum 2.2 Degree
- Be an excellent role model who actively promotes the skills, attributes and behaviour important in a classroom
- Have experience working with children
- Have the highest expectations of behaviour
- Be committed to working as part of a team
- Be highly organised
- Have excellent communication skill, written and verbal
- A unique and inspirational environment to work in
- A school building that is only 10 years old with beautiful school grounds
- A professional and collaborative school with a commitment to continued professional development
- Enthusiastic and well-behaved children with a love of learning
- The opportunity to join a strong staff team, where our values are integral to all we do
- A happy place to work!
This in an outstanding opportunity to join a successful, and rapidly improving academy. We are driven by a forward thinking philosophy and a vibrant, positive culture. In a friendly and welcoming school with supportive colleagues, you'll be able to make a real impact on our academy, and on the lives of our children.
Nova Hreod Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.
To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1998 (as amended by S147 of the Nationality and Immigration and Asylum Act 2002) all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.
Nova Hreod is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore all positions in the school will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.