6th Form Science Lead and STEM Grammar Stream Science Coordinator Swindon Academy, Swindon, Wiltshire

Job description

Are you looking for your first step into leadership?
Do you want a new, exciting challenge?

6th Form Science Lead and STEM Grammar Stream Science Coordinator

An Exciting Opportunity to join Swindon Academy; the top school in Swindon for progress at GCSE

Bordering on the beautiful Cotswolds
and within commuting distance of Bristol, Bath, Reading and Oxford

Swindon Academy is looking to appoint an highly qualified Physics/Chemistry teacher who is an excellent classroom practitioner with a passionate belief in the ability for all to succeed. The school has a successful and popular Grammar Stream in Years 7-10. We have now expanded this provision to offer 6th Form Grammar Stream places to the most able STEM students in Swindon.

The STEM Grammar Stream Science Lead will oversee the Science provision in the 6th Form, including the new STEM Grammar Stream. They will also collaborate with partners at Marlborough College to enrich students learning in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

With superb facilities, and a spectacular building, you will join a school that has a genuine commitment to stretching its most able students. The successful candidate will be a passionate scientist who enjoys sharing a love of science with students.

The school was inspected by Ofsted in May 2017 and judged to be a ‘good’ school. Inspectors noted that, “Pupils are well behaved and ready to learn. Leaders have very clear expectations of appropriate behaviour, which teachers manage effectively and consistently. “

We are looking for a STEM Grammar Stream Science Coordinator who:

- is an well qualified, excellent Physics or Chemistry teacher
shows the potential to be a dynamic leader with high expectations and a commitment to improvement
- can demonstrate excellent organisational and inter-personal skills
- has energy and commitment for all aspects of school life
- has a desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of our students

Swindon Academy can offer you:

- enthusiastic, friendly and well-behaved students who deserve the very best teachers
- a superb building with state of the art facilities
- hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic staff
- a rigorous whole-school discipline policy effectively supported by the senior leadership team.
- a fantastic team of Science teachers, who have been working together to develop their Mastery Curriculum
- supportive leadership and a committed Governing Body
a guaranteed CPD offer with real opportunities to develop as a teacher

UNITED LEARNING

Swindon 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’.

Essential educational requirements

Degree
QTS

Essential qualifications

Degree
QTS

Essential skills and experience

We are looking for a STEM Grammar Stream Science Coordinator who:
- is an well qualified, excellent Physics or Chemistry teacher
shows the potential to be a dynamic leader with high expectations and a commitment to improvement
- can demonstrate excellent organisational and inter-personal skills
- has energy and commitment for all aspects of school life
- has a desire and passion to make a real difference to the lives and life-chances of our students


About Swindon Academy

All Through Academy

Address
Beech Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1JR
Phase
All Through
Type
Academy
Website
Swindon Academy website (opens in a new window)