5 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org

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About Leeds West Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1360 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Leeds West Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org.

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