Would you like to join a thriving social sciences 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, 8 and 9 our first cohort of Year 12 students formed our new Sixth Form in September 2019. This includes two Psychology groups, two Sociology groups and a Law group in each of years 12 and 13. Sixth Form applications for September are strong, and we anticipate a similar number of teaching groups in year 12 next year. We therefore need a new member of staff to join our excellent current teachers of these subjects.
This role will provide the successful applicant with the chance to further develop and teach an exciting curriculum that ensures students enjoy and achieve. 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 the Sixth Form. You will also be well supported to enjoy and develop your own practice, whether you are an NQT or more experienced.
The successful applicant will ideally offer Law and at least one of Psychology, Sociology or Politics, on a part- or full-time basis. We can accommodate roles from 0.6 to 1.0 FTE as suits the successful applicant.
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 be expected 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 electronically by 9am on Monday 15th March 2021. Interviews will take place shortly after this.
Great Western Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.