Teacher of English

Updated: Jun 16

Leeds West Academy

MPS/UPS (potential for a TLR for a suitable candidate).

Accountable to: Curriculum Leader for English

Leeds West Academy is a school with a remarkable sense of community and a strong and safe culture, a place where staff and students can thrive.  As judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ in May 2019, teaching is strong and the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled.  With improved results year-on-year since 2016, 2019 saw our students secure 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, accommodated in £30 million pound world-class facilities which opened in late 2011. As part of the White Rose Academies Trust (a member of the Luminate Education Group), we have a strong reputation of being a caring and supportive organisation. The academy also benefits from an exceptional in-house Trust CPD programme, 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, grow with us and progress with us.


Role:

As an English department, we have gone from strength to strength in recent years and we are proud of our innovative, challenging and nurturing approach to educating the future generations. Our English curriculum is designed with one thing in mind – what will help our young adults the most throughout life? We begin our curriculum with an emphasis on the language of life (a theme that continues through to the end of year 11) and we then explore the ideas of human nature and modern life through our carefully selected texts.

As a department, we are keen to research new developments in educational pedagogy and how to embed this into our own practice, in order to ensure that our students get the most out of their time at Leeds West.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Teacher of English to join our existing, high-performing and 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.


Classroom Teachers - Expectations of all Academy staff:

  • Teach across the age range of KS3 and KS4 to all abilities

  • 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 Mathematics curriculum

  • Be dedicated to personal continued professional development

  • Share and support the school’s responsibility to provide opportunities for personal and academic growth.


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 2020 vision for Outstanding by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared the 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

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 over 370 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.


We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College, 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.

Closing Date: Monday 29th June - 9am

Shortlisting: W/C 29th June 2020

Interview Date: To be confirmed (please note interviews may be carried out online)

Start Date: 1st September 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter

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

PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENT TO ATTACH YOUR APPLICATION FORM AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT TO YOUR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORM WHEN EMAILING YOUR APPLICATION TO US.


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