• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    12 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject
English
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPR / UPR

Job summary

11-16 years, 1411 students
Principal: Chris Stokes
Executive Principal: Leanne Griffiths

Required for September 2021
Teacher of English
MPR / UPR

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Teacher of English to join our academy.

The Farnley Academy is part of The GORSE Academies Trust, a not-for-profit charity whose driving energy is centred on creating exceptional schools within the Leeds city region. The Trust has established a reputation for setting standards of excellence and achieving rates of improvements, which have received national attention, not least of all those of The Farnley Academy! The Chief Executive Officer, Sir John Townsley, is a National Leader of Education and gives considerable support to an increasing number of primary and secondary schools across the North.
The Farnley Academy has a simple mission – to create an environment which is free from cynicism and unwilling to put limits on what young people can achieve. The Farnley Academy is a very special place. Without doubt, it is the incredible professional body, both teachers and support staff, which sets it apart. As staff, we are humbled and privileged to work alongside such a dedicated team that is relentless in its determination to secure the very best outcomes for the young people we serve. Indeed, we strive to provide an educational experience that is all too often the preserve of students in the private sector.
GCSE outcomes at The Farnley Academy are well above average, achieving a Progress 8 score of +0.61 in 2018/19, placing the academy in the Top 5% of all schools nationally. We are very proud of the outcomes that our students achieve, but are bold and ambitious for the future. Recently, The Farnley Academy set itself a new goal to become an academy in the Top 1% of all secondary schools nationally. This ambition is driven by a genuine desire to ensure that all students in our community leave school with a true passport to achieve their dreams, no matter what they might be. Together as a professional body we will ensure that through the delivery of exceptional teaching, our goals are achieved, and The Farnley Academy is both locally and nationally recognised as an academy where only the very best will do for our students.
If you are interested in joining us, an Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download download direct from www.tgat.org.uk. Please return this by email to recruitment@farnley.leeds.sch.uk. If you would like to know more about The Farnley Academy, please visit our website at www.farnley.leeds.sch.uk.
Please note if you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: 9am, Friday 23 April 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 28 April 2021

The Farnley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

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
1358 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About The Farnley Academy

As part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Farnley Academy underwent a remarkable transformation over three years to become one of the most improved schools in England. In December 2013, the excellence of our work was recognised by OFSTED which judged the Academy to be Outstanding in all areas. Inspectors reported that '…the quality of teaching is outstanding. Much is inspirational. As a result, students display a rare thirst for learning and an eagerness to succeed.' In addition, inspectors noted ‘Newly qualified teachers are able to improve their teaching skills very quickly and effectively as a result of the excellent role models in the school and the excellent support available to them from experienced colleagues’.

In 2015, The Farnley Academy became a Teaching School. Working in alliance with a range of partners, we actively seek opportunities to raise standards in education through research and development, initial teacher training, school-to-school support and continuing professional development. The GORSE Farnley Teaching Schools Alliance has quickly established a reputation for profoundly improving student outcomes in other schools, particularly in English, Mathematics and Science.

In 2016 the Academy was awarded the prestigious World Class Schools Quality Mark, becoming one of only 50 schools across England to have secured this status. Awarded only to schools whose students are able to demonstrate they have world class attributes and qualities, we are hugely proud of this achievement and what it says about our young people, their aspirations, creatively, sense of community and pride in their academy.

Our mission is simple – to create an environment which is free from cynicism and unwilling to put limits on what young people can achieve. If you share our vision, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for. Applications are welcome from experienced teachers seeking a new challenge and from colleagues hoping to secure their first post.

School location

Chapel Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5EU

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