Advanced Skills Teacher (or Designate) of English, Leeds

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The Morley AcademyLeeds

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR or L7-11* (£45,290-£49,976)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

11-16 years 1542 students

Advanced Skills Teacher (or Designate) of English

MPR/UPR or L7-11* (£45,290-£49,976)

* once qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher

Required for September 2019

A unique opportunity to join an outstanding academy

We are looking for an inspirational AST to join our forward thinking, innovative and dynamic academy to ensure our Outstanding, World Class provision is not only retained but is also built upon.  

Judged Outstanding for the first time in 2009 and re-designated as Outstanding in every Ofsted category in May 2013 we have a track record of excellence both in terms of student outcomes and professional development.  Working within the nationally renowned GORSE Academies Trust led by Sir John Townsley we were awarded Teaching School Status in March 2012 and in September 2015 our School Centred Initial Teacher Training Centre opened supporting the development of over 120 trainee teachers.  On 1 December 2016 The Morley Academy was officially recognised as a World Class School, one of only a handful in the country. 

Our examination results are extremely impressive; the 2018 GCSE results placed The Morley Academy significantly above the national average for Grade 4 and above in English & Mathematics with 79% of students achieving this. The validated whole cohort Progress 8 score is +0.51 indicating that students, on average, achieve over half of a grade higher in each of their GCSE subjects than other students of the same starting point, nationally. This Progress 8 score places The Morley Academy amongst the very top performing schools in the country.

The GORSE Academies Trust has a strong moral compass and is determined to ensure that all students thrive within an academic curriculum with plentiful enrichment opportunities, no matter what their background is.  

This role represents an incredibly exciting opportunity for any candidate who is eager to be a part of an organisation that seeks to secure the very highest educational standard for every student.  Our students receive Outstanding pastoral care, support and guidance and we would expect any successful candidate to be of a mind-set where they believe anything is possible.  Likewise, our professional body also benefits from Outstanding CPD and support which is personalised to your particular needs and experience.  

Whilst the positon of Advanced Skills Teacher has been abolished nationally we, as an academy and as a Trust believe it is a pivotal role within high performing reflective organisations and would welcome applications from qualified ASTs and those who feel they are ready for the challenge of becoming an AST Designate.

If you are excited about the prospect of this opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you. An application pack which provides further details of the role is available to download directly from our website at, or by email to  Please note if you submit an  electronic application we will not require a hard copy.  CVs are not accepted.

Closing date:  Tuesday 23 April, 9am

Interview date: W/C Monday 29 April 2019

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TGAT Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders 2018  

The Morley 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.

More about The Morley Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Fountain Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0PD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 253 2952
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Recently accredited as a World Class School The Morley Academy is one of only 48 schools in the country to have the outcomes, attitudes and skills-sets of the student body recognised in this way.  We are extremely proud of this award and feel it...