Art Teacher – Maternity Cover

Leeds East Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Art and design
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £23,720 to £39,406

Job summary

Leeds East Academy is a diverse and vibrant school community which has recently been judged as ‘Good’ across all areas of the Ofsted framework. In the Ofsted report inspectors commented; 'Leaders' aspirations for the school are high. They are determined that all of their pupils, regardless of background, will achieve as highly as possible. Leaders have created an ambitious and optimistic culture across the school'. The school has been on a rapid journey of improvement securing a progress 8 score in 2018 in line with the national average. Housed within a state-of-the-art school building, Leeds East Academy is now the premier choice of school for families in the local area. Leeds East Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic establishment for ambitious education professionals, who will be joining a forward thinking organisation committed to securing the highest educational, professional and personal standards for the community we serve.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious teacher of Art to join our passionate team, who 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. The department works collaboratively to develop both learning experiences and professional growth. Staff at all levels feel well developed by both our departmental and whole school CPD programmes.

At Leeds East Academy we are committed to ensuring success for all by improving every student’s resilience, understanding and confidence in Art. This post is a maternity cover starting in February 2020 for 6 months in the first instance pending return of the post holder.

Essential educational requirements

Good Degree in relevant subject

Essential qualifications

PGCE or Equivalent
QTS - The post is suitable for NQT candidates

Essential skills and experience

• Recent, relevant classroom practice
• Evidence of working with young people effectively
• Successful contributions to team work
• Teach to a high standard across all key stages, using professional links to the industry as applicable
• Good all round ICT skills
• Be able to reach a consistently good standard of teaching
• Be resilient, reliable, in good health, and possess a sense of humour
• Ability to use progress data of students to benchmark, track and raise attainment of students for whom responsible
• Knowledge, understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion informed by practical experience and application
• Knowledge, understanding and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students
• Enhanced DBS Check

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 930 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Leeds East Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Leeds East Academy

School location

South Parkway, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6TY