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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L10 - L13

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our mission is to provide a cradle to career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity. By the age of 18, we want every child to have the option of university or a high-quality alternative. This means that we aim for life changing personal and academic outcomes, with no child left behind.

To achieve this, we know that students, staff and our schools themselves must strive for continual improvement, and to be ‘better, every day’. Our people are our greatest resource and we will only be able to deliver on our promise of ‘success and respect for all’ by attracting and developing the very best.

What the school offers its staff

This is a 'snapshot' view of Brigshaw High School. We hope it will give you a flavour of our vision, values and some of our current priorities.

Brigshaw is a thriving, popular school, occupying a large, attractive campus between Kippax and Allerton Bywater. Pupils come to us from these two “villages”, as well as from Great and Little Preston, Swillington, Micklefield, Methley, Woodlesford, Garforth and the outer Leeds suburbs. About 18% attract Pupil Premium funding.

There are currently 1475 pupils on roll, including 170 in the Sixth Form. On September 1st 2016 we converted to Academy status alongside five of our partner primary schools as part of The Brigshaw Learning Partnership. Having worked together for several years as a very successful Trust, this conversion has been a natural progression. Our new status is helping attract additional school improvement resources and we are actively seeking further challenge and scrutiny for ourselves to help us raise achievement. Pupil achievement and attainment remain at the heart of what we do. We are committed to maintaining a balanced curriculum offer and insist on consistently good teaching. Post-16 outcomes are still good and retention is high. The number of 16-18 leavers in education, employment and training is regularly one of the highest in the city. This reflects the excellent work done by our transition staff as well as the solid grounding our curriculum provides in preparation for life beyond Year 11. Most of our Year 13 leavers go on to their first choice universities, including Cambridge and Oxford. We are a “resourced school” for pupils with physical disabilities and complex medical needs and our excellent inclusive practices have meant that pupils with a very wide range of special and additional needs come to Brigshaw from further afield through parental preference. They believe their child will succeed and thrive here. We believe that our effectiveness as a school should be judged on the basis of how we support our most vulnerable children as much as our most able

Further details about the role

Director of Learning – English with responsibility for whole school literacy.

Thank you for showing an interest in the above post, I enclose some information to help you should you decide to apply.

Please complete the online application form that can be found on the Brigshaw Learning Partnership website. Further information about the school, including a map, can be found on our website, www.brigshaw.co.uk and on our Academy Trust website www.brigshawlearningpartnership.com

I would draw your attention to the sheet within the pack which outlines the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and the relevant document required, if you are invited for an interview. The closing date for applications is Sunday 18th February 2024 at 23.59 and interviews will be held on Friday 23rd February 2024. Unfortunately, although we appreciate the time you have spent completing the application form, it is not possible for us to respond to all unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if you do not receive a response to your application within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful, however I wish you well in your future job-hunting.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. All adults in our schools have a full and active part to play in protecting our children from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern. We ensure that everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate training to recognise, identify and respond to safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.

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About Brigshaw High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1406 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Phone number

Our mission at Brigshaw High School is to provide a cradle to career education that allows our children to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity. Our shared ambition is underpinned by a commitment to our values of equality, integrity, respect and resilience. We aim for an aspirational culture built upon love, structure and high expectations for all.

Brigshaw High School is proud to be part of Brigshaw Learning Partnership (BLP) together with six primary schools across East Leeds. Being part of the BLP family enables effective relationships to be built with families, strengthens our practice and provides children in the local community with a coherent cradle to career education.

We are openly focused on the educational outcomes for all and firmly believe that placing the student at the centre of everything we do will ensure that those whom we teach leave with the best possible grades and go on to achieve wonderful things in life.

Brigshaw High School has a reputation for commitment to students of all abilities and a renowned level of pastoral care. This is the result of a dedicated and highly effective team of staff ensuring that pupils have every opportunity to succeed in a huge variety of activities in and out of the classroom.

Arranging a visit to Brigshaw High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@brigshaw.com.

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