Would you like to join one of the best Science departments in the region 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 and our first cohort of Year 12 students formed our new Sixth Form in September 2019. We now have four groups of A-level biologists. The foundations we have laid in Science are excellent; our team of five experienced staff ensure students enjoy their learning, and the progress made by our first cohort during year 7 was excellent. The Science team benefits from ten new teaching rooms and brand new equipment.
This exciting opportunity has arisen due to imminent parental leave of one of our Science team. However, due to future growth needed in the team this is a full-time, permanent post. The role will provide the successful applicant with the chance to further develop and teach an exciting Science curriculum in KS3 and KS4 as well as teaching A-level Biology. You will be part of a dynamic and growing Science 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. You will also be well supported to enjoy and develop your own practice, whether you are an NQT or more experienced.
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 have the chance to contribute to our enrichment programme which runs for all students from 3.10 to 4.15pm 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 Monday 14th December at 9am and we may close the vacancy early if we find that we have enough suitable candidates, so please don't delay in applying. 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.