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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 February 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685

Pay scale

Main Pay Scale (MPS) or Upper Pay Scale (UPS). Suitable for Early Career Teachers (ECT) with negotiable salary and start date upon completion of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Teacher of English to join our existing team. We are willing to work with the successful candidate with regards to working days and are open to those wanting a part time contract. We are committed to ensuring all students continue to achieve beyond their potential. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join a department dedicated to improving outcomes, aspirations and life chances of young people.

The English Team at Leeds West Academy has a wide range of experience and skills. The department works collaboratively to develop both learning experiences and professional growth. Staff at all levels feel well developed by both our departmental and whole school CPD programmes, including the working partnership we have with Leeds Learning Partnership and The Prince’s Teaching Institute.

In the English department, we believe in making sure our students are given a wide breadth and depth of knowledge across both language and literature that not only sets them up for excellent GCSE results but also life beyond the classroom. We teach a thematic curriculum, which means that students are given an opportunity to read widely across time periods and the globe and from a range of authors from different backgrounds.

What the school offers its staff

Leeds West Academy is a school with a remarkable sense of community and a strong and safe culture, a place 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 2022, our students secured the best results in the school’s history. In short, there is no better timetojoin Leeds West Academy, as a colleague, a leader or as a student.

Leeds West Academy is a fabulous placetowork. We are a caring and supportive community, part of White Rose Academies Trust. We benefit from exceptional CPD. 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.

Further details about the role

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To strive to deliver a consistently good standard of English teaching
  • To ensure strong rates of progress for all students through the planning and preparation of high-quality English lessons which engage, motivate, and support learners
  • To adhere to Leeds West Academy’s Every Lesson Expectations, which will be included in the induction process for all new staff
  • To take responsibility within English teaching, and in the execution of general duties, to support a strong climate for learning which results in positive, respectful attitudes from students
  • To consistently apply the Academy Behaviour policy to support all colleagues in establishing high standards of behaviour from students, and in order that students have parity of treatment and expectations in all areas of the academy
  • To assess, record and report on the development, progress, and attainment of students within English
  • In consultation with the Curriculum Leader for English, contribute to the planning, design and production of good quality teaching materials and resources
  • To promote the development and acquisition of literacy skills, including reading, writing, and oracy, and ensure that all student feedback is timely and effective
  • To be a Form Tutor for a specified group of students, establishing the rapport necessary to support their personal development
  • To contribute to the wider life of the academy by providing opportunities and a set of rich experiences through extra-curricular activities

Commitment to safeguarding

White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.
Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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About Leeds West Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1407 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Leeds City Academy, one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 academy and one of four schools within White Rose Academies Trust, a trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The academy had a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall Good judgement with Leadership and Management judged as Outstanding.
Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. Our academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work, enhanced by our wonderful students who come from a diverse range of cultures, heritage and experiences; a significant proportion of students speak English as an additional language.
Our CPD training programme is highly respected by staff at the academy and is further enhanced by the various opportunities for professional development in all sectors.
Please apply if you wish to work for a Multi Academy Trust which values and supports the next move in your career. Come and join us on our journey to becoming World Class.

Arranging a visit to Leeds West Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org.

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