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Teacher of PE

Great Western Academy, Swindon

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Salary
MPS/UPS

Job summary

We are seeking a dynamic, forward thinking teacher of PE to help continue the exceptional work in this curriculum area since the opening of Great Western Academy in September 2018. The post is available as part of the expansion of the Academy. Our cohort is full and over-subscribed in years 7 to 9, and there are nearly 100 students in our Sixth Form, including A-level PE groups in years 12 and 13.

Great Western Academy opened in brand new, state-of-the-art facilities in North Swindon in September 2018, including excellent internal and external PE areas. This role will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to further develop and teach an exciting core PE curriculum as well as opportunities to teach GCSE and A-level PE. You will be part of a dynamic and growing PE teaching team who have the chance to significantly shape the experiences of our students in PE as they progress through our growing school. The foundation set by the current team is exceptional; students enjoy PE lessons, and both boys’ and girls’ teams have experienced significant success, for example winning and coming second respectively in the area athletics out of 12 schools in 2019. Physical activities also form a key part of our enrichment programme which all students take part in from 3.10 to 4.30pm each day.

Given the nature of our growing school we will need the successful candidate to provide a second teaching subject, at least in their first year. The proportion of the teaching in this second subject will likely be reduced from 2022 onwards, once the school is full.

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.

Further details are available on the Academy website www.gwacademy.co.uk and in the information documents attached.

Applications should be submitted electronically to recruitment@gwacademy.co.uk by 9am on Wednesday 27th January 2021. Interviews will take place soon after this.

Applying for the job

Please complete the application form supplied and enclose a supporting letter, either in the space provided on the application form or as a separate document. The application form should be completed in full in black ink or type. A CV is not required and should not be submitted as part of the application.

Your supporting letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 (with a font size no smaller than 11) and should enhance your application by providing further information, matched to the person specification, about your suitability for the post. This should include evidence of the impact on student outcomes you have made in your career to date, and a clear description of the second teaching subject you can offer and the qualifications and experience you can bring to that part of the role.

Electronic applications should be returned via email to recruitment@gwacademy.co.uk . Postal applications can be returned to:

Graham Davis (Principal)

Great Western Academy, William Morris Way, Swindon SN25 2PP

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 27th January 2021

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 1st February 2021 (remote)

The interview process will be carried out remotely and will include a way of establishing the quality of your teaching, plus a variety of other tasks and activities.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
Secondary
School size
369 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01793209700

About Great Western Academy

We are seeking a dynamic, forward thinking teacher of PE to help continue the exceptional work in this curriculum area since the opening of Great Western Academy in September 2018. The post is available as part of the expansion of the Academy. Our cohort is full and over-subscribed in years 7 to 9, and there are nearly 100 students in our Sixth Form, including A-level PE groups in years 12 and 13.

Great Western Academy opened in brand new, state-of-the-art facilities in North Swindon in September 2018, including excellent internal and external PE areas. This role will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to further develop and teach an exciting core PE curriculum as well as opportunities to teach GCSE and A-level PE. You will be part of a dynamic and growing PE teaching team who have the chance to significantly shape the experiences of our students in PE as they progress through our growing school. The foundation set by the current team is exceptional; students enjoy PE lessons, and both boys’ and girls’ teams have experienced significant success, for example winning and coming second respectively in the area athletics out of 12 schools in 2019. Physical activities also form a key part of our enrichment programme which all students take part in from 3.10 to 4.30pm each day.

Given the nature of our growing school we will need the successful candidate to provide a second teaching subject, at least in their first year. The proportion of the teaching in this second subject will likely be reduced from 2022 onwards, once the school is full.

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.

Further details are available on the Academy website www.gwacademy.co.uk and in the information documents attached.

Applications should be submitted electronically to recruitment@gwacademy.co.uk by 9am on Wednesday 27th January 2021. Interviews will take place soon after this.

Arranging a visit to Great Western Academy

An applicant’s briefing pack with full information about Great Western Academy and the role is available on the GWA website at www.gwacademy.co.uk/school-information/vacancies . If you have any questions prior to application, you are very welcome to contact us.

School location

William Morris Way, Swindon, SN25 2PP

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