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Overview

Swindon is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK.

Swindon Borough Council’s directorate team endeavour to reflect this innovation, and are constantly assessing the service provided. Our teams are focussed on improving service provision, which your exceptional skills across the educational sector will enhance.

Strong partnerships exist within the town which will enhance your teaching experiences. We are also supported by two specialist development centres and the University of Bath in Swindon. There is a purpose built block of flats for key workers in the town centre and additional key worker shared ownership initiatives are also available.

 

 

About Us

Swindon is one of the fastest growing towns in Europe and much to offer both newly qualified and experienced teachers. We have a wide range of schools from small village primary schools to large urban secondary schools. We're located in the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside in England with the Cotswolds to the north and the Marlborough Downs and Salisbury Plain to the South. Our situation, on the M4 motorway, means that you're only an hour away from London and within easy reach of many towns and cities in the South of England. Strong partnerships exist within the town which will enhance your teaching experiences. We are also supported by two specialist development centres and the University of Bath in Swindon. There is a purpose built block of flats for key workers in the town centre and additional key worker shared ownership initiatives are also available.

Living in Swindon

Swindon has a great transport system, which is no surprise because it used to be a junction for 2 major Roman roads.  Junction 15 and 16 of the M4 motorway are found in this town and there's also a railway station that opened in 1852.  Originally called Swindon Junction, this station was the first railway station to offer refreshment areas for travellers, which were important because trains would stop for at least ten minutes on each journey.  This practice was upheld until 1895.

The social life in Swindon is vibrant.  The town is well known for offering a live music scene at multiple venues.  There are also very many cycle parks for evening walks, cinemas, restaurants and other amenities.

Swindon has one of the best-performing economies in the UK.  Tourism has developed and is now a thriving industry.

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