Vice Principal (Behaviour & Safety) & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Leeds West Academy
L20 - L24
Role: To contribute to the key objective of the Academy Development Plan, ‘Raising standards of achievement’, through: the strategic leadership of an inclusive behaviour, attendance and student support infrastructure ensuring that standards are secured, thereby contributing significantly to the academy aim: improving outcomes for students.
An exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join the rapidly improving White Rose Academies Trust on its journey to Outstanding.
The Trust is proud to be sponsored by Leeds City College, which along with the Trust, Keighley College and Leeds College of Music is part of the Luminate Education Group. In July 2019, the highly respected Harrogate College will also join the innovative and transformational Luminate Education Group.
Executive Principal, Andrew Whitaker, joined the Trust in September 2016, when all three academies were at risk of being placed in ‘Special Measures’. On joining, Andrew made a pledge that all three academies would be judged outstanding by 2020. True to his word, the last two years have seen rapid improvements at all three academies and, following the release of the National League Tables for Secondary Schools in October 2017, the Trust celebrated record-breaking progress across all of its schools.
• Leeds City Academy was placed as the fourth most improved school in Yorkshire and then secured its best ever GCSE results in Summer 2018.
• Leeds East Academy was placed in the top 15% of schools nationally for progress, the most improved school in Yorkshire and the fourth most improved school in the country.
• Leeds West Academy is one of the most improved schools in the West of Leeds.
All three academies were proud to be featured in the 2018 edition of The Parliamentary Review, a publication which aims to share best practice among policy makers and business leaders.
We are now seeking to appoint a Vice Principal (Behaviour & Safety) & Designated Safeguarding Lead and to hear from anyone who feels they have the skills and ambition to fulfil our vision, whilst inspiring and empowering others to achieve it. The successful candidate will be driven by a commitment to create the best educational opportunities for young people, to raise aspirations and transform lives.
As well as being the Designated Safeguarding Lead, the Vice Principal will have key responsibilities for PDBW Strategic Lead, Rewards and Sanctions, AIP/Cluster Links/Alternative Provision and Admissions/Appeals/Transfers. They will also be expected to deputise for the Principal as necessary.
Closing date: Friday 22nd February 2019
Unfortunately we are unable to accept CV’s. For more information, please visit our website at www.leedswestacademy.org.uk To apply, please complete the application form and return to email@example.com by the closing date of Monday 25th February 2019
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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.