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Heritage Languages Tutor(s)

Post Reference: 2336

Academy: Leeds City Academy

Job Title: Heritage Languages Tutor(s)

Grade: £25 per hour for delivering lessons and extra for marking and preparation time

Hours: 1 hour weekly to deliver lessons face to face at Leeds City Academy. Fixed term until July 2024 (Term Time only)

Accountable to: Heritage Languages Lead

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Leeds City Academy, one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 academy and one of four schools within White Rose Academies Trust, a trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The academy had a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall Good judgement with Leadership and Management judged as Outstanding. 

Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. Our academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work, enhanced by our wonderful students who come from a diverse range of cultures, heritage and experiences; a significant proportion of students speak English as an additional language. 

Our CPD training programme is highly respected by staff at the academy and is further enhanced by the various opportunities for professional development in all sectors.

Please apply if you wish to work for a Multi Academy Trust which values and supports the next move in your career. Come and join us on our journey to becoming World Class.


Leeds City Academy seeks to appoint GCSE tutors of the following languages to start immediately:

French: 1 hour per week

Greek: 1 hour per week

Persian: 1 hour per week

Polish: 1 hour per week

Panjabi (Gurmukhi): 1 hour per week

Turkish: 1 hour per week

Urdu: 1 hour per week

Leeds City Academy values the skills of all bilingual students and seeks to support those students able to undertake a Heritage Language GCSE by providing tuition to enable students to maximise their potential. In Summer 2023 we successfully entered 65 students for GCSEs in 11 different heritage languages.

Tutors will work term time only, 1 hour weekly 3-4pm.

All tutors will be paid £25 per hour for delivering lessons and extra for marking and preparation time. As a tutor you will be working closely with secondary school students in small groups. Candidates must be able to provide face to face lessons at Leeds City Academy, LS6 2LG. Tutors must be fluent in the appropriate language and be competent in English. This advert is for a position which will be temporary. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date. Leeds City Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all tutors paid Safeguarding (child protection) training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided. To fulfil this role, you must attend two one-off sessions prior to starting the role, one 2-hour session on Safeguarding and another 2-hour session on Expectations of Tutors at Leeds City Academy. If you have any questions about this role, please contact Miss Jenny Bond (Heritage Languages Lead) at Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.

  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of students within the classroom.

  • To support students’ learning to maximise success in the GCSE exams.

  • To support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.

  • To provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement.

  • To encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and ensure all students are engaging in activities.

  • To promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement in self-reliance.

  • To establish an appropriate learning environment in lessons.

  • To plan lessons and adjust as appropriate.

  • To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on student achievement, progress, and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.

  • To be responsible for keeping and updating academy records contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested.

  • To mark assessments, mock GCSE papers and to conduct the mock and real GCSE speaking examinations in the heritage language.

  • To provide current, forecast and behaviour grades for reporting purposes.

  • To work with parents to ensure students engage with their studies, including expected attendance at a parent's evening.

Part of White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students achieve ‘World Class’ status. We're securing our 2025 vision for World Class 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 of 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 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 over 500 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 World Class within five years. Closing Date: Friday 15th December 2023, 9am Shortlisting:   Friday 15th December 2023 Interview Date:   Week commencing 18th December 2023 Start Date:   As soon as possible, upon successful competition of

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*Please note, shortlisted candidates may be called for interview prior to the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

For more information, please visit our website at 

To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.

Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age, or disability.


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