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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS (£28,000 - £43,685), plus TLR 2b (£3,017)

Additional allowances

MPS/UPS (£28,000 - £43,685), plus TLR 2b (£3,017)

What skills and experience we're looking for

As part of a team of subject leads, the Assistant Curriculum Leader of English will:

  • Contribute to and support the implementation of the English action plan.
  • Oversee the operational running of the department alongside the Curriculum Leader.
  • Implement further approaches to promote the progress and outcomes of students in GCSE English Language and Literature.
  • Contribute to quality assurance of the department curriculum plans, lessons and student books.
  • Oversee specific remits as discussed with and by the Curriculum Leader for English.
  • Contribute to the implementation of High Performance Learning into the curriculum.
  • Work with English teaching staff to ensure that academy non-negotiables are embedded into English teaching practice.
  • Plan and provide effective CPD, as required, to staff in groups or one-to-one.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, English leadership team meetings.
  • Seek out good practice outside the academy and use this to further refine the English department’s provision.
  • Support with the decolonisation and diversification of the English curriculum.
  • Develop positive external relationships at a local and strategic level.
  • Carrying out any other tasks as required commensurate with the role.

What the school offers its staff

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.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and ambitious Teacher of English, to assist the Curriculum Leader with the development and delivery of the English curriculum by supporting our teaching professionals who are committed to ensuring all students continue to achieve beyond their potential. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join an academy dedicated to improving outcomes, aspirations, and life chances of young people. The English department is a hive of activity and prides itself on offering an exciting programme, both in curriculum time and beyond. We know that for students to aspire and be successful in all aspects of their lives, they need to be given meaningful and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital.

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

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About Leeds West Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1407 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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.

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