- Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
- Working pattern
- Full time
- Contract type
- MPR / UPR
11-16 years 1150 students
Executive Principal: Mrs Leanne Griffiths
Principal: Mrs Laura Moore
Required April 2022 or earlier by mutual agreement
Teacher of English
MPR / UPR
Bruntcliffe Academy was welcomed into the fold of The GORSE Academies Trust in 2015 and since then flourished in to one of the top performing schools in the country. Under the leadership and guidance of Sir John Townsley, Chief Executive Officer, Leanne Griffiths Executive Principal and the wider Executive team, the trust emphasises simple but important values: outstanding behaviour in classrooms, around school and in the community when our students proudly represent us; high academic expectations so that students may achieve to the best of their efforts and obtain for themselves the gift of choice in moving onto fulfilling Post-16 college courses, training and careers; enjoyment of learning through a sense of awe and wonder in their lessons and extra-curricular activities.
Since 2015 the school has transformed beyond recognition; where it was in the bottom 5% of schools nationally in 2015, by 2017 it was in the top 45% for Progress 8. The examination results from 2018 and 2019 show a further significant shift in progress and attainment, and now place us in the top 13% of schools nationally for student outcomes!
Through our five core values: Productivity, Community, Integrity, Inclusivity and Ambition, students, parents/carers and our colleagues are committed to the mission of the academy; one where we together ensure that we are positively shaping the future for all, including those who face socio-economic disadvantage. Within our mission we seek to provide equal opportunity for students of all prior attainments, to encourage them to go beyond what they think they can achieve, to enjoy learning and to aspire to lead healthy and happy lives. To do this, we provide for them: safe, nurturing learning environments where they can contribute to discussion and work in silence on challenging material, to build resilience (the Purple Zone); opportunities for personal growth and enrichment (the Bruntcliffe Festival of Culture), student leadership, debate and public speaking (our Socratic Debate programme). Many students choose the trust’s Outstanding (Ofsted, 2018) post-16 provision, Elliott Hudson College, one of the leading academic Post-16 providers in the country and where students from Bruntcliffe Academy enjoy prioritised access.
An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website (www.tgat.org.uk/jobs), by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 0113 2523225. If you would like to know more about Bruntcliffe Academy, please visit our website at www.bruntcliffe.leeds.sch.uk.
Please note if you submit an electronic application, we will not require a hard copy. CVs are not accepted.
Closing date: Wednesday 1 December 2021, 9am
Interview date: W/C 6 December 2021
The GORSE Academies Trust 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 and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.
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- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
- School size
- 1007 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
About Bruntcliffe Academy
Bruntcliffe Academy, previously Bruntcliffe High School, joined The GORSE Academies Trust in September 2015. Along with The Morley Academy, Bruntcliffe is situated centrally in the town of Morley itself. Over the course of recent years Bruntcliffe High School had failed its children and a position had established itself whereby families living on the same streets in the town were receiving a totally different standard of secondary education. The examination outcomes of 2014 and 2015 placed Bruntcliffe High School in the bottom 10% of schools nationally for the achievement of its students. To look at those examination outcomes in detail please go to the Department for Education website. So concerned were parents regarding standards at the school that in September 2014 hundreds of them met to protest to the local authority and the school’s governing body. As a consequence of that action The GORSE Academies Trust was asked to sponsor the school. Bruntcliffe academy over the course of the last 5 academic years has been on an upward trajectory. Ofsted graded Bruntcliffe Academy as Good in 2018 with Teaching and Learning and Leadership and Management graded as Outstanding. Outcomes for young people have improved rapidly, placing the outcomes for young people in the top 13% of schools nationally in 2019.
Bruntcliffe Academy is a slightly smaller than average secondary school, however, due to its improved reputation in the community we are now oversubscribed in Key Stage 3 and confident that this will be the case going forward for all future year groups. The majority of students are of white British heritage though the proportion who are classified as being disadvantaged is higher than the national average.
Under the exceptional leadership of its Principal, Laura Moore, the academy will continue to improve at a rapid pace making it an exciting place to work. We are also particularly excited about the current and future building work plans which will not only see improvements to the fabric of the building but also the aesthetics.