Curriculum Leader for Computing/ICT and Business Studies
Leeds West Academy
MPS/UPS plus TLR 2b (potential for negotiation for an outstanding candidate)

Leeds West Academy is an over-subscribed 11-18 school. Thriving in a state of the art building with stunning views over the River Aire, our Academy is committed to delivering an outstanding education to each and every one of our students. 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. Our vision at Leeds West Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.


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.


We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and ambitious teacher of Computing/ICT and/or Business Studies to lead the development of the Computing/ICT and Business Studies Curriculum and support the passionate team, who are committed to ensuring all students continue to achieve beyond their potential.  This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join and lead a department dedicated to improving outcomes, aspirations and life chances of young people. 



  • Implement and lead the development of curriculum packages in Computing/ICT and Business Studies.

  • Proactively identify opportunities to further the effective use and impact of ICT in the curriculum.

  • Be committed to supporting the achievement of all our young people in the Computing/ICT and Business Studies curriculum, both in lessons and through extra-curricular provision, through their learning from 11-18 and beyond.

  • Develop, in all students and teachers of Computing/ICT and Business Studies, versatile skills and attitudes required for lifelong learning in a rapidly changing world.

  • Ensure that teachers within the Computing/ICT and Business Studies team are provided with high quality training opportunities, which enable them to be highly effective practitioners.

  • Hold teachers of Computing/ICT and Business Studies to account for their performance.

  • Work closely with senior leaders and the principal to develop a long term ICT strategy driven by curriculum needs to support the development of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment

  • Develop positive external relationships at a local and strategic level, in partnership with The White Rose Academies Trust and others, to promote the continued development of the Academy, as a central resource for the community


The Trust employs over 370 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on Innovation, Leadership Development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups.  Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region.  We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.


We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Luminate Education Group, which is one of the largest and most successful FE/HE College Groups in the UK.   Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our Academies.  They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.


As a Trust, we also work very closely with the Outstanding GORSE Academies Trust through our membership of the GORSE SCITT and via accessing the Stephen Longfellow Academy Provision.

Closing Date:      17th May 2019 at 12 noon 

Shortlisting Date: 17th May 2019 

Interview Date:   W/C 20th May 2019

Start Date:            1 September 2019


For further information please visit or to apply, please complete the attached application form and return to – Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.


The Governors and Executive Principal of Leeds West Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and ensuring that safer recruiting procedures are in place. All appointments are subject to a DBS Check.



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