Teacher of Maths

Leeds West Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Maths
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious teacher of Mathematics to join our existing, high-performing and passionate team. 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 Mathematics 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 partnership working we have with Leeds Learning Partnership and The Prince’s Teaching Institute.

At Leeds West Academy we are committed to ensuring success for all by improving every student’s resilience, understanding and confidence in Mathematics. From year 7, students follow a curriculum focused on developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills and using mathematical reasoning to strengthen conceptual understanding.

Classroom Teachers - Expectations of all Academy staff:

• Teach across the age range of KS3 and KS4 to all abilities
• Ensure teaching and learning in the classroom maximises the potential of all students
• To be accountable for the progress of pupils taught as a subject teacher.
• Contribute to the development and delivery of an innovative and engaging English curriculum
• Be dedicated to personal continued professional development
• To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide opportunities for personal and academic growth.

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. As judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ in May 2019, teaching is strong and the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled. With improved results year-on-year since 2016, 2019 saw our students secure the best results in the school’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, accommodated in £30 million pound world-class facilities which opened in late 2011. As part of the White Rose Academies Trust (a member of the Luminate Education Group), we have a strong reputation of being a caring and supportive organisation. The academy also benefits from an exceptional in-house Trust CPD programme, 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, grow with us and progress with us.

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 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 in 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 in 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 almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

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 a DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

• Degree in Maths or a closely related relevant subject
• PGCE or equivalent – the post is suitable for NQT candidates

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

• Recent, relevant classroom practice
• Evidence of working with young people effectively
• Successful contributions to team work
• Teach to a high standard across all key stages
• Knowledge, understanding & commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion informed by practical experience and application
• Knowledge, understanding & commitment to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of students
• Good all round ICT skills
• Be able to reach a consistently good standard of teaching
• Ability to use progress data of students to benchmark, track & raise attainment of students for whom responsible
• Good working knowledge of assessment for learning approaches & their classroom application
• Possess strong interpersonal skills & be able to work effectively as part of a team
• To promote equality, diversity & inclusion & demonstrate this within the role.
• Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with students

Employee benefits

Staff at all levels feel well developed by both our departmental and whole school CPD programmes, including the partnership working we have with Leeds Learning Partnership and The Prince’s Teaching Institute.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, The Luminate Education Group, which is one of the largest and most successful FE/HE College Groups in the UK. Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our Academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1247 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Leeds West Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org

School location

Intake Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 1DQ