Vice Principal 
Leeds West Academy
L20 - L24

This is an exciting opportunity to join Leeds West Academy as a Vice Principal.  You will be an exceptional leader, who is able to share the vision for our Academy and inspire others to make a significant contribution to the academy’s mission to become world-class. You will be driven by a commitment to securing the best educational experience for our students, in order to raise aspirations and transform lives.

You will be an experienced leader with a track record of sustained impact and influence in your area of specialism.  You will demonstrate a solid understanding in your formulation and implementation of strategy, evidenced by sustained and significant school-wide improvement.

Specific responsibilities will be based on the strength of the candidate and will be discussed at interview.

We have a very strong and capable senior leadership team. We are working with the LA and school numbers will shortly be increasing to circa 1500 students. We are therefore looking to increase our senior team in preparation for this growth.  Due to the unique aspect of this role, the right candidate will be able to shape the role to suit their individual skills.

We have created a strong and safe culture, where staff and students can thrive.  We were judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 because teaching is strong, the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled and because our results have improved year-on-year since 2016.  This year, our students secured the best results in the school’s history.  In short, there is no better time to join Leeds West Academy, as a colleague, a leader or as a student.

Leeds West Academy is a fabulous place to work.  We are caring and supportive and, as part of the White Rose Academies Trust and ground-breaking Luminate Education Group, we benefit from exceptional CPD like no other in the City.  A broad, varied and highly bespoke package is well-established, driven by the latest in educational research focused on the development of all professionals in the organisation at each career stage.  Colleagues train with us, they grow with us and they progress with us.


Our academy predominantly serves the community of Bramley in Leeds.  We are oversubscribed and popular within our community.  More families are choosing Leeds West Academy as first-choice for their children than ever before.


Our students are amazing; they are generally respectful young people who embrace diversity and have a strong sense of fairness.  We benefit from world-class facilities, and are accommodated in a £30 million building, which opened in late 2011. Staff and students at the academy benefit from a bright, modern, heavily resourced learning environment, which is highly flexible to meet the needs of the 21st century learner.


So, now it is over to you.  Are you are eager to join a forward-thinking organisation, committed to securing the highest educational, professional and personal standards?  Do you feel passionately about transforming lives and communities?  If so, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply for this role, alongside completing the application form, you will need to submit a letter introducing yourself, detailing your specific area of expertise and relevant examples.


Closing Date:                 10th January 2020 – 9am

Shortlisting:                     10th January 2020 - pm

Candidates informed:  10th January 2020 - pm

Interview Dates:             13th January 2020

Start Date:                      Easter 2020


For more information, please visit our website at .  To apply, please submit your completed application form and introductory letter to by the closing date. 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 an Enhanced DBS check.



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