• Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Art and design
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (12 Months)

Job summary

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

  Required for January 2022
Teacher of Art
Temporary for 12 months


 We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Art 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 from this page, by email to recruitment@farnley.leeds.sch.uk or by telephone on 0113 2630741.  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, Monday 21 June 2021
 Interview date:               WC 21 June 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, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1358 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0113 2630741

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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