This is a maternity cover. However, there is a strong possibility that it could lead to a permanent contract at a later date
Required from September 2023 or earlier of possible
We have an excellent opportunity for you to start or grow your languages teaching career within a thriving modern languages team in our exceptional new 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 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, with strong destinations for all including three Oxbridge students. This includes A-level groups in Spanish and French. 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 recent underwent a very successful ‘Deep Dive’ as part of a strong Ofsted inspection.
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 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. You will also be well supported to enjoy and develop your own practice, whether you are an ECT or more experienced. It would be an advantage if you also offer French teaching in KS3, but applicants offering just Spanish will also be considered.
There is the potential for this role to develop as the school and Sixth Form grows, 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.
The successful candidate will also have the chance to contribute to our enrichment programme which runs for all students from 3.10 to 4.15pm Tuesday to Thursday. This provides opportunities to work with students in an area of your own interest to broaden and deepen their range of experiences at school.
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 and in the information documents attached.
Applications should be submitted electronically to the recruitment email by 9am on Monday 17th April at 9am. Interviews will take place as soon as possible that week.
Great Western Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.