This job expired on 22 September 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS TLR2a (£3,214 p.a.)

Additional allowances

TLR2a (£3,214 p.a.)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role will provide the successful applicant with the chance to further develop and teach an exciting curriculum in KS3 and KS4 as well as teaching A-level if desired. You will need to be able to teach one language to KS4 (ability to teach A level would be an advantage) and ideally the other language to KS3 level. 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 our growing school. As second in faculty you will have an area of leadership that will be agreed with you, likely to be leading a key stage, or taking the lead for French or Spanish.

What the school offers its staff

Great Western Academy opened in September 2018 and now accommodates over 900 students in years 7 to 11 and the Sixth Form. The results of our first three A-level cohorts in summer 2021, 2022 and 2023 were excellent and enabled 98% university applicants to take up their offers, including three to Oxford and Cambridge; students have also secured prestigious apprenticeships with companies such as Airbus and Rolls Royce. Our first GCSE results in summer 2023 showed that the progress made by the large majority of our first cohort of year 11 students has been excellent, particularly in English and Maths. This includes students of all abilities.

The foundations we have laid in languages are excellent: our current teachers have set up an innovative provision, exploiting the fact that every student has a laptop to assist with their learning; students are enthused by their language lessons and we have an excellent take-up at GCSE Spanish and French, including many double linguists. The faculty recently underwent a very successful ‘Deep Dive’ as part of a strong Ofsted inspection.

Commitment to safeguarding

Great Western Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks. All posts within the Trust are therefore subject to an Enhanced DBS and barred list check. 

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About Great Western Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
952 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01793 209700

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 7,8,9,10 and 11 and our first two cohorts of A-level students celebrated their exceptional results in summer 2021 and 2022

Arranging a visit to Great Western Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@gwacademy.co.uk.

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