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.
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.
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
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
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.
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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