This job expired on 17 June 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Art and design

Working pattern

Full time, part time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have a passion for teaching that instils a love of Art in your students? Can you inspire the next generation with the opportunity to teach up to and including A Level? Can you involve all ages and abilities in engaging learning experiences? Great Western Academy is seeking to appoint a Teacher of Art who will join and strengthen the department, be responsible for delivering outstanding lessons and contributing to the wider education agenda, inspiring learners and raising standards. We have a tremendous opportunity for you at Great Western Academy, whether you an ECT or a more experienced teacher.

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. Our ADT faculty offers examination courses in Art, Photography, Textiles, Product Design and Hospitality. Results have been strong, particularly in Art, where both GCSE and A-Level outcomes are amongst the strongest in the school.

Additional benefits of working at GWA include:

  • Average class sizes of 26 in years 7 to 11
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • State of the art facilities
  • Leading edge ICT, including a laptop provided for all staff
  • Free Health and Wellbeing Support Service
  • Cycle to work scheme through Cyclescheme
  • Access to EV charging on site. Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice scheme
  • Easy access to the A419, and free parking

Great Western Academy runs a successful enrichment program for all students from 3.10 to 4.15 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The subjects studied are as diverse as Astronomy, Orchestra, Volleyball, Pokemon and Scrabble. Enrichment broadens and deepens a student’s range of experiences at school and gives them the opportunity to learn with other age groups. All teachers will run one enrichment session a week as part of their directed hours. It is an opportunity to engage students’ interest in an area of your own interest.

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.

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
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School size
878 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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