Advanced Skills Teacher (or Designate) of English, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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The Ruth Gorse AcademyLeeds, West Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L7-11* (£45,743 - £50,476)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Secondary School 11-16 years. 

Number on roll: 818 (Y7, Y8, Y9 and Y10 at present), set to rise to 1070 in September 2018 with new intake.

Required to start: September 2018

Advanced Skills Teacher (or Designate) of English

L7-11* (£45,743 - £50,476)

* Once qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher. Until then the candidate will receive a TLR2c.

A rare and remarkable opportunity that will change your career.

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Ruth Gorse Academy will ensure that students receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. Together these non-negotiable values will instil in young people a self-belief that enables students to access the highest standard of higher educational provision and employment. We believe that poverty and deprivation should in no way limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise.

Due to our expansion of cohort size, we are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspirational AST to join The Ruth Gorse Academy from September 2018, ensuring that it becomes a truly outstanding establishment. The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher and leader who can demonstrate passion and integrity and a strong record of effective practice.

This is an important role in the academy’s development and the successful candidate, with support from the leadership team and the Director of English, will play a vital role in the creation and delivery of an exciting English curriculum as well as undertaking additional Trust wide responsibilities including influencing others and leading professional development opportunities. 

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.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to be at the forefront of our organisational change. The GORSE Academies Trust continues to demonstrate exceptional opportunities for the students within the Trust. Recently, Hillcrest Academy joined The Morley Academy and The Farnley Academy in being rated as Outstanding in all categories in their inspections’; we are determined to see The Ruth Gorse Academy achieve the same. 

An application pack is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website or by email to If you would like to know more about The Ruth Gorse Academy, please visit our website at 

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 18 April 2018 (9am).

Applications should be returned to:

Interviews will take place:  Week commencing 23 April 2018

If you would like to know more about The Gorse Academies Trust, please visit; 

Please be aware that The Ruth Gorse Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including DBS checks. 

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More about The Ruth Gorse Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Black Bull Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 2531 600
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About The Ruth Gorse Academy

The Ruth Gorse Academy is a newly built free school located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. First opened in 2014, the Ruth Gorse Academy is part of the Gorse Academies Trust, a relatively small trust supporting eight schools. T...