Head of Maths

Leeds East Academy

Leadership 5 - 9

Accountable to: Assistant Principal for Assessment and Intervention    

Leeds East Academy is a diverse and vibrant school community which has recently been judged as ‘Good’ across all areas of the Ofsted framework. In the Ofsted report inspectors commented; 'Leaders' aspirations for the school are high. They are determined that all of their pupils, regardless of background, will achieve as highly as possible. Leaders have created an ambitious and optimistic culture across the school'. The school has been on a rapid journey of improvement securing a progress 8 score in 2018 in line with the national average. Housed within a state-of-the-art school building, Leeds East Academy is now the premier choice of school for families in the local area. Leeds East Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic establishment for ambitious education professionals, who will be joining a forward thinking organisation committed to securing the highest educational, professional and personal standards for the community we serve.



As part of a group of three core subject leaders, you will drive forward the performance of pupils within your core subject area and make a strong contribution to the future direction of the academy by supporting and further developing our improvement plans. This role will be central to our plans to ensure that all pupils leave our academy with excellent GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Head of Department to join our passionate team.  Maths results at Leeds East Academy have rapidly improved over the last three years and we are committed to ensuring all pupils continue to achieve beyond their potential.  This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join a department dedicated to improving outcomes, aspirations and life chances of young people.


The mathematics team at Leeds East Academy has a wide range of experience and skills.  The department works collaboratively to develop both learning experiences and professional growth.  Staff at all levels feel well developed by both our departmental and whole school CPD programmes.


At Leeds East Academy we are committed to ensuring success for all by improving every pupil’s resilience, understanding and confidence in Mathematics.  From year 7, pupils are placed in smaller than average classes and they follow a mastery curriculum; developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving and use mathematical reasoning to strengthen conceptual understanding.  All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and we use Hegarty Maths to support independent learning.




  • Act as an outstanding role model to all staff by being an outstanding classroom practitioner, ICT competent, and a positive form tutor.

  • Ensure wave 1 intervention takes place within the classroom through quality first teaching and learning, accurate assessment of student understanding and personalised support.

  • Manage exam boards and tiers of entry to ensure all pupils are on the appropriate pathway to maximise their progress.

  • Identify underachieving groups and pupils and ensure all teachers use data to monitor progress of pupils, planning appropriate interventions.

  • Ensure standardisation in assessment of pupils’ work, to ensure accuracy in tracking and exam predictions, and that assessment supports progress.


Expectations of all Academy staff:


  • Teach across the age range of KS3 and KS4 to all abilities.

  • Ensure teaching and learning in the classroom maximises the potential of all pupils.

  • To be accountable for the progress of pupils taught as a subject teacher.

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of an innovative and engaging Mathematics curriculum.

  • Be dedicated to personal continued professional development.

  • To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide opportunities for personal and academic growth.


Part of the White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds East Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding.


We're securing our vision for Outstanding 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:           20th January 2020 - 9am

Shortlisting:               W/C 20th January 2020

Interview Date :       W/C 20th January 2020

Start Date:                April 2020 / ASAP


For more information, please visit our website at .  To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date of Monday 20th January 2020 – 9.00 am.



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