Deputy Principal - Temple Learning Academy - Leeds

Temple Learning Academy, Leeds


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 18 to Lead Practitioners range 22, £62,426 to £68,851

Job description

Deputy Principal - Temple Learning Academy - Leeds

L18-22 £62,426-£68,851 per annum
Start date: 1 September 2020
Advert Live: Friday 6 March 2020
Advert Closing Date: Monday 30 March 2020, 5:00 pm

Our vision is for Temple Learning Academy to be an exceptional, innovative community offering memorable lifelong learning experiences to enable all to achieve their full potential.

Everyone will develop the moral values, confidence, skills, resilience and ambition to change the future for the better within their local and global communities.

Temple Learning Academy is an all-through free school academy in East Leeds. We opened our doors to Reception pupils in 2015 and we welcomed our first Year 7 cohort in September 2017. From September 2020, we will be an academy with approximately 800 pupils in total across Reception and Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,7 ,8, 9 and 10. We are ambitious for change, and our vision is to build a world-class all-through school that serves its local community.

We are part of the Red Kite Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust that was formed with the aim of bringing real benefits to children and young people in all our schools. This is achieved through strong partnerships that have the same values of providing excellence for all through improving the quality of provision for all our young people aged four to sixteen. We are also members of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance, a partnership of Yorkshire schools and institutions that work together to improve learning and achievement across the region.

We are seeking a highly experienced, talented and dedicated school leader to join our growing academy.
• You will have a strong track record in the strategic leadership of schools.
• You will have significant experience of working with pupils of different ages, preferably across the primary and secondary age-ranges. You will be excited and enthusiastic about working with all of our pupils (aged 4-16) and their families.
• You will have the commitment, energy and abilities to achieve the best for all our pupils, families and the community.
• You will be an excellent classroom practitioner.
• You will have excellent teamwork skills, keen to champion the power of all-through education and eager to work in partnership with other schools and organisations.

In return we can offer:
• a crucial leadership role in shaping and developing a growing, all-through school;
• a crucial leadership role in championing our vision and values and ethos;
• an overarching ethos of equality, celebration of diversity and a belief in the individuality and unique potential of each child;
• highly rewarding teaching and pastoral relationships with pupils and their parents and carers;
• a highly supportive environment within a dedicated team of colleagues;
• opportunities to develop and grow professionally through work with our partners and within the Red Kite Learning Trust and Red Kite Teaching School Alliance.

How to apply
Please see recruitment pack for further information. Come and meet the school team, speak to colleagues, or discuss the reward package (including provision for up front salary, relocation support and consideration for portability of pay) with our HR Team. We warmly invite you to informally visit our school before the closing date.

School visits: Please contact the school to arrange a visit:

Speak to the HR Director about Pay & Reward/Relocation Support:

Closing Date: Monday 30 March 2020 at 5:00 pm

Selection process: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 April 2020

We will advise shortlisted candidates as soon as possible after the closing date.

To access our on-line application form via the Red Kite Learning Trust, please visit:

Whatever the outcome of your application, we thank you for the interest you have shown in our school and we wish you well for your future career.

For further supporting information please see the following documents below contained with the recruitment pack:
• Red Kite Recruitment Process Guidelines
• Red Kite Ex-Offenders Policy

The Job Description & Person Specification contained within the recruitment pack describe the expectations and requirements for the role.

We do not accept CVs for any posts. Our academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. We are an equal opportunities organisation which welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Essential educational requirements

• Qualified Teacher Status
• Degree or equivalent
• Evidence of continuing professional development
• Up-to-date relevant safeguarding training
• Up-to-date experience of leading provision for vulnerable pupils
• Further relevant educational professional qualifications

Essential qualifications

• Qualified Teacher Status
• Degree or equivalent
• Evidence of continuing professional development
• Up-to-date relevant safeguarding training
• Up-to-date experience of leading provision for vulnerable pupils
• Further relevant educational professional qualifications

Essential skills and experience

• Successful Senior Leader experience within a school where impact upon pupil or organisational performance can be evidenced
• Experience of curriculum design
• Experience of leading improvements in teaching pedagogy for successful curriculum implementation and improved outcomes
• Experience of leading high quality CPD for teachers and associate staff
• Understanding of the national educational landscape and relevant curriculum and pedagogical issues
• Experience of external inspections of provision, including Ofsted
• Experience of leading and/or evaluating a school’s strategy for spending Pupil Premium Grant and other additional funding
• Ability to work positively with the Principal and Academy Leadership Team to set the strategic direction of the school
• Track record of providing strong leadership to staff and pupils, including empowering and supporting individuals and teams

Employee benefits

TPS and access to a wide range of benefits through Red Kite Learning Trust.

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase All Through
School size 438 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Temple Learning Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Neville Road, Leeds, LS15 0NN