Leader of Learning

Shakespeare Primary School, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7NP

2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    4 May 2022

Job details

Key stages

KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



£25,714 - £41,604

Leader of Learning job summary

The Head Teacher and Governors are seeking to appoint a Curriculum Development Project Lead with class teaching responsibility in either Key Stage one or Key Stage two.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual who:

• Has shown they are an excellent classroom practitioner
• Approaches their work with enthusiasm, resilience and creativity
• Is able to work as part of a team and lead the practice of colleagues
• Has a clear understanding of curriculum excellence

In return we can offer the successful candidate:

• A thriving and successful school with the well-being of staff and pupils at the forefront of all decision making processes
• Opportunities to study National Professional Qualifications
• Shared planning with year group colleagues
• A brand new building with fantastic facilities, complete with extensive free parking and strong commuter links
• Individually tailored career development and training opportunities
• Children who have a thirst for learning and a desire to do well which is reflected in the support we see from parents

Shakespeare Primary School is a place where children, staff and families thrive.

Established in the heart of the city we have the privilege of serving a culturally rich, diverse community that reflects the dynamic nature of modern Leeds. We pride ourselves on delivering high standards of learning and supporting the aspirations of our whole community.

Both the 'high staff team morale' (Ofsted 2019) and our oversubscribed pupil waiting lists reflect the care, passion and drive our school runs on. As a larger school we have the flexibility of opportunity that enables staff to flourish and advance onto the next stages of their career.

Shakespeare is a thriving school that needs people with energy, vision, commitment and good humour to ensure it continues to be so. If you have these qualities, Shakespeare could be just the place for you. Please see our recruitment brochure for further details of the role.

Additional allowances

TLR 2b

Applying for the job

Please visit the vacancy section on our website, https://www.shakespeareleeds.org.uk/about-our-school/vacancies/ where information and an application form can be downloaded.

Please submit your typed Leeds City Council application form and covering letter by the closing date on Thursday 19 May at 12 noon to our Business Manager, Victoria Brinkworth at vbrinkworth@shakespeareleeds.org.uk. We will confirm receipt of your application.

We regret that we are unable to accept CVs.

We will contact all applicants to let them know the outcome of the shortlisting process.

Shakespeare Primary is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. The School is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be made subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a criminal record check) and receipt of two satisfactory references, one being from the successful candidate’s current or previous employer. Schools Policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Shakespeare Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
714 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number

A curriculum of excellence from the heart of Leeds.

We are a successful and thriving three form entry primary school with children who have a thirst for knowledge and staff who are dedicated to delivering an outstanding educational experience.

We are located in the culturally rich community of Burmantofts and have a brand new building with exceptional facilities to support teaching and learning.

Arranging a visit to Shakespeare Primary School

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed on the following dates;

Tuesday 10 May 2022 at 4pm and Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 4pm.

Please contact the Business Manager, Victoria Brinkworth on 0113 5351000 or email vbrinkworth@shakespeareleeds.org.uk to arrange a visit.

If you are unable to visit, but are interested in finding out more please contact Victoria to arrange a telephone conversation with our Head Teacher.

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