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  • Start date details

    September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



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Full time, part time: Full or part time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Would you like to join one of the best English departments in the region and grow your teaching career in our dynamic and growing 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 all years and our first cohorts of A-level students celebrated exceptional outcomes over the past three summers, with strong destinations for all including three Oxbridge students. We now have six groups of A-level within the faculty across three subjects, which demonstrates the popularity of these subjects. At GCSE our first set of results reflected strong positive progress in English across all prior attainment groups, with 74% achieving grade 4 or above, 52% grade 5 or above. The foundations we have laid in English are excellent; our team of experienced staff ensure students enjoy their learning, and the progress made by our students is excellent.

This role will provide the successful applicant with the chance to further develop and teach an exciting English curriculum in KS3 and KS4 as well as the option to teach A-level English Language or Literature, and Media Studies if desired. You will be part of a dynamic and growing English 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 further, 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.

What the school offers its staff

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.

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

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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