Teacher of Science

Leeds City Academy

MPS/UPS

Accountable to: Subject Leader of Science

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 three schools within the 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 NQT and CPD training programme is highly respected by staff at the academy and is further enhanced by the various opportunities for professional development, provided through our excellent and varied White Rose Academies Trust CPD programme.

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.

Due to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, our recruitment processes have been reviewed, enabling candidates time to secure the vital balance of expectations of their current work, their own and their family’s welfare with producing a high-quality application.

Shortlisted candidates are likely to be interviewed using a combination of task(s) and a formal interview process, completing on-line, remotely or on site. Prior to the interview day, candidates will be provided with expert support in preparing for and completing set tasks.

Classroom Teachers - Expectations of all academy staff:

  • Ensure good and better progress for all students within groups taught through the planning and preparation of high quality lessons which engage, motivate and support learners and adhere to the Academy Teaching and Learning Standard

  • Strive to deliver a consistently good standard of teaching

  • Take responsibility within own teaching areas and in the execution of general duties for the creation of a positive climate for learning which results in positive, respectful attitudes from students

  • Consistently apply the academy behaviour policy to support all colleagues in establishing high standards of behaviour from students, and in order that students have parity of treatment and expectations in all areas of the academy

  • Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of students within the department Team and Academy ARR schedule

  • In consultation with the Head of Department, contribute to the planning, design and production of good quality teaching materials and resources, appropriate to age and ability, in accordance with the Department Development Plan

Part of the 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 vision 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 in 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 almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College which, along with the White Rose Academies Trust, is part of the Luminate Education Group.  Other members of the group include Leeds Conservatoire, Keighley College and Harrogate College.   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: Wednesday 21st October 2020 - 12PM                

Shortlisting: Wednesday 21st October 2020                   

Interview Date: Thursday 22nd October 2020             

Start Date: 1st January 2020                                         

For more information, please visit our website at www.leedscityacademy.org.uk .  To apply, please complete our application form and return to recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org by the closing date of Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 12 noon. Please note we are unable to accept CVs.

The 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 a DBS check.

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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