Teacher of Science
Leeds City Academy
Accountable to: Subject Leader of Science
This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Leeds City Academy, one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 Academy and one of three schools within the White Rose Academies Trust, a Trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The academy had a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall Good judgement with Leadership and Management judged as Outstanding.
Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. Our academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work, enhanced by our wonderful students who come from a diverse range of cultures, heritage and experiences; a significant proportion of students speak English as an additional language.
Our NQT and CPD training programme is highly respected by staff at the academy and is further enhanced by the various opportunities for professional development, provided through our excellent and varied White Rose Academies Trust CPD programme.
Please apply if you wish to work for an Academy Trust which values and supports the next move in your career. Come and join us on our journey to becoming World Class.
Purpose of job:
To carry out the functions of a teacher at Leeds City Academy according to the ethos and expectations of the academy, in order to achieve our key aim of raising outcomes for all students.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure outstanding progress for all students within groups taught through the planning and preparation of high quality lessons which engage, motivate and support learners and adhere to the Academy Teaching and Learning Standards
Strive to deliver a consistently high standard of teaching and learning
Take responsibility within own teaching areas, and in the execution of general duties, for the creation of a positive climate for learning which results in positive, respectful attitudes from students
Consistently apply the academy Positive Behaviour policy to support all colleagues in establishing high standards of behaviour from students, and in order that students have parity of treatment and expectations in all areas of the academy
Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of students within the subject
In consultation with the Subject Leader, contribute to the planning, design and production of high quality teaching materials and resources, appropriate to age and ability, in accordance with the Subject Strategic Action Plan
Be a form tutor for a specified groups of students, establishing the rapport necessary to support the development of ‘In Partnership’ characters and moral, social, cultural and emotional development through the delivery of the PHSCE curriculum within form time sessions
Make a strong contribution to agreed PHSCE areas as designated to the subject area through ‘immersion’ curriculum experiences
Contribute to the wider life of the academy by participating in the provision of extension, enrichment and enhancement activities through a planned weekly programme
Attend meetings, including parents’ consultation sessions and Meet Your Form Tutor Day, and fulfil duties or rotas as specified in the Staff Handbook
Implement all Academy policies with regard to registration, student absence, student uniform, use of planners and other routines as specified in the Staff Handbook
Observe Academy rules relating to the safeguarding of students, health and safety requirements and equality policies
Participate in full staff and area meetings, actively contributing to Academy decision making and consultation procedures
Participate fully in the Academy Performance Management process, engaging in professional development activities which enhance personal performance, fulfil personal potential and contribute effectively to the implementation of the Academy’s goal to be an outstanding place of learning
Uphold the professional standards of dress, behaviour, attitudes and team spirit which will ensure that Leeds City Academy is a pleasant positive place to learn and work.
Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region – Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students achieve ‘World Class’ status.
We're securing our vision by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.
We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.
The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.
The Trust employs almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.
We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College which, along with the White Rose Academies Trust, is part of the Luminate Education Group. Other members of the group include Leeds College of Music, Keighley College and Harrogate College. Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly outstanding Trust.
Closing date: Friday 21 February 2020 - 12noon
Shortlisting date: Monday 24 February 2020
Interview date: Thursday 27 February 2020
Start date: ASAP
Please visit www.leedscityacademy.org.uk for further information about our Academy and to apply please complete the attached WRAT application form and return to email@example.com by the closing date of Friday 21 February 2020 - 12 noon. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.
The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.
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