• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    30 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
L24 - L28 £74,295 to £81,942

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join Leeds West Academy as a Senior Vice Principal. You will be an exceptional leader, who is able to share the vision for our Academy and inspire others to make a significant contribution to the academy’s vision to become renowned for excellence and a seat of transformation and pride in our community. You will be driven by a commitment to securing the best educational experience for our students, in order to raise aspirations and transform lives.

You will be an experienced leader with a track record of sustained impact and influence in your area of specialism at Vice Principal level and prepared to work towards Headship/Principal role within the next 24-36 months. You will demonstrate a solid understanding in your formulation and implementation of strategy, evidenced by sustained and significant school-wide improvement.

Specific responsibilities will be based on the strength of the candidate and will be discussed at interview.

We have created a strong and safe culture, where staff and students can thrive. We were judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 because teaching is strong, the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled and because our results have improved year-on-year since 2016. In 2019, our students secured the best results in the academy’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. We are a caring and supportive community, as part of the White Rose Academies Trust and ground-breaking Luminate Education Group, we benefit from exceptional CPD like no other in the City. A broad, varied and highly bespoke package is well-established, 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, they grow with us and they progress with us.

Our academy predominantly serves the community of Bramley in Leeds. We are oversubscribed and popular within our community. More families are choosing Leeds West Academy as first-choice for their children than ever before.

Our students are amazing; they are generally respectful young people who embrace diversity and have a strong sense of fairness. We benefit from world-class facilities, and are accommodated in a £30 million building, which opened in late 2011. Staff and students at the academy benefit from a bright, modern, heavily resourced learning environment, which is highly flexible to meet the needs of the 21st century learner.

Part of The White Rose Academies Trust, Leeds West Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of World Class.

We're securing our 2025 vision for World Class by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of West Yorkshire.

We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The Trust employs over 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on innovation, leadership development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups. Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region. We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as World Class within five years.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group, other members include Harrogate College, Keighley College, Leeds City College and Leeds Conservatoire. The Group provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

So, now it is over to you.

Are you eager to join a forward-thinking organisation, committed to securing the highest educational, professional and personal standards? Do you feel passionately about transforming lives and communities? Would you like to work somewhere with a full commitment to Professional Excellence? If so, then we would be delighted to hear from you.


To apply for this role, alongside completing the application form, you will need to submit a letter introducing yourself, detailing your specific area of expertise and relevant examples.

Closing Date: 10th May 2021 – 9am

Shortlisting: 10th May 2021

Interview Dates: 12th May 2021

Start Date: 1st September 2021

For more information, please visit our website at www.leedswestacademy.org.uk . If you would like to discuss the role further or to arrange a visit, please contact the academy on 0113 2295454.

To apply, please submit your completed application form and introductory letter to recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org by the closing date of Monday 10th May 2021– 9am.

Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.


The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an Enhanced DBS check.

PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENT TO ATTACH YOUR APPLICATION FORM AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT TO YOUR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORM WHEN EMAILING YOUR APPLICATION TO US.

Employee benefits

Excellent CPD programme

Please see the staff benefits page on our website for more details of the benefits we offer.
https://www.whiteroseacademies.org/staffbenefits

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1243 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0113 229 5454

About Leeds West Academy

Leeds West Academy have created a strong and safe culture, where staff students can thrive. We were judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 because teaching is strong, the support we provide for our unrivalled results improved year-on-year since 2016. In 2020, secured best school’s history. short, there no better time to join Academy, colleague, leader or student. Our academy predominantly serves community of Bramley Leeds. are oversubscribed popular within community. More families choosing first-choice their children than ever before.

School location

Intake Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 1DQ

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