Swindon Academy is the first 0 - 19 Academy in the country which opened in September 2007. We now operate from two sites, one in Pinehurst (Nursery - Sixth Form) and one in Penhill (Nursery - Year 6). Swindon Academy is proud to be able to provide excellent teaching facilities on both sites. The state-of-the-art facilities in the new building at Beech Avenue must be seen to be believed!
Why come and work for us?
- Swindon Academy is the number one 0-19 Academy in the country;
- We have been recognised by Government as one of the most improved Academies in the country;
- We are a school where Ofsted recognises the leadership as being 'outstanding';
- We are the only school in the country to work in partnership with Futsal UK, seeking Olympians of the future;
- Swindon Academy is the Ambassador school for Honda School of Dreams;
- We are the only Academy working in partnership with Marlborough College;
- Swindon Academy is a school at the heart of its community with the community at its heart.
See what our staff say....
'I began working at the Academy four years ago as a teaching assistant. Since my employment began, I have been thoroughly supported and encouraged to progress: by June I will be a qualified teacher. I work with a fantastic, hardworking team who are committed to making a positive difference. Most importantly, everyday brings challenges and numerous rewards!'
'I have thoroughly excelled in my teaching since joining Swindon Academy. I came into the academy as an NQT and working hard over the last 2 years I have been promoted into middle management, so excellent career progression is provided. The staff and students are friendly and engaging and every day is different. I would totally recommend working at the academy to any teacher who wishes to continue their own professional development. In addition it is great to be working alongside an extremely experienced and welcoming team of staff ’.
‘Since starting at Swindon Academy as a member of the support staff I immediately felt welcomed by all staff and surprised at how quickly I settled in. All staff are very approachable and friendly, creating a positive atmosphere around school. I hope to end the school year on the same positive note I started on!’
“From the moment I arrived at Swindon Academy I have been made to feel so welcome by the staff and students. The atmosphere here is really something special, and it is so rewarding to work somewhere that hard work is appreciated. The students are so keen to learn and are enthusiastic about their learning journey here, that although it is a challenge to come up with new ways to inspire and engage them, it is always worth the effort to see them so switched on to the learning process. I have also been lucky enough to be involved in extra-curricular activities, like the school show. The time and effort put in by everyone involved with the show was truly immense, and it was inspiring to see such motivation from a dedicated team of staff and students. I hope to continue to enjoy working here for some time to come!”
What are we looking for?
We are a forward moving, fast-paced school and we are looking for the following personal qualities in candidates:
- Strong safeguarding values;
- Determination for our students to be the best they can be;
- Good communications skills;
- Excellent team-working ability;
- A desire to go beyond the call of duty;
- Friendly and approachable.
Rewards and Benefits
The United Learning group participates in the United Rewards benefit scheme for colleagues. The scheme is designed to save colleagues money in terms of tax and national insurance by allowing payment for a number of benefits such as school fees and childcare vouchers through deductions form your gross salary. In addition, United Rewards includes a large number of retail discounts. The group also enjoy a partnership with CiC Employee Assistance Program offering an independent, free and confidential advice service with either work or personal issues from professional counsellors.