Teacher of Geography with a TLR 2A

Leeds East Academy


Accountable to: Head of Geography  

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.




We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious teacher of Geography to join our passionate team.  We are committed to ensuring all students 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 Geography 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. 


Classroom Teachers - Expectations of all Academy staff:


·        Teach across the age range of KS3 with a focus on lower ability.

·        Ensure teaching and learning in the classroom maximises the potential of all students

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

·        Contribute to the development and delivery of an innovative and engaging curriculum

·        Be dedicated to personal continued professional development

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


TLR Responsibilities:


  • In line with the national curriculum, employ rigorous assessment techniques to ensure innovative and strategic planning and delivery across the department

  • Research, understand and develop the Geography curriculum with a focus on the GCSE 9-1 grades in-line with the EIF

  • Build a KS3 Geography curriculum that promotes a love for learning leading to students selecting the option at KS4

  • Create clear department assessments plans which contribute positively to the Academy ADIP (Academy Development and Improvement Plan)

  • Contribute to the development of whole school strategic planning and policies through attendance at middle leadership meetings

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 by 2020.


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 – 9.00 am

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. 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.



Teacher of Geography - Application Pack

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