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Art Teacher

Art Teacher

Leeds City Academy


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
1 February 2018

Job overview

Art Teacher

Salary: MPS

Closing date: 01/02/2018

Interview date: 07/02/2018

Start date: 01/09/2018

Leeds City Academy requires a Teacher of Art to carry out the functions of the role according to the ethos and expectations of the academy.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensure good progress for all students within groups taught through the planning and preparation of high quality lessons which engage, motivate and support learners and adhere to the Academy Teaching and Learning Standard

Strive to deliver a consistently high standard of teaching and learning

Take responsibility within own teaching areas, and in the execution of general duties, for the creation of a positive climate for learning which results in positive, respectful attitudes from students

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

Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of students within the Area Team and academy AR schedule

In consultation with the Area Team Leader, contribute to the planning, design and production of high quality teaching materials and resources, appropriate to age and ability, in accordance with the Area Development Plan

Be a form tutor for a specified groups of students, establishing the rapport necessary to support their moral, social, cultural and emotional development through the delivery of the PHSCE curriculum within coaching sessions

Within the Area Team, make a strong contribution to agreed PHSCE areas as designated to the subject area through Step Up Days

Contribute to the wider life of the academy by participating in the provision of extension, enrichment and enhancement activities through a planned weekly programme

Attend meetings, including parents’ consultation sessions and Meet Your Form Tutor Day, and fulfil duties or rotas as specified in the Staff Handbook

Implement all Academy policies with regard to registration, student absence, student uniform, use of planners and other routines as specified in the Staff Handbook

Observe Academy rules relating to the safeguarding of students, health and safety requirements and equality policies

Participate in full staff and area meetings, actively contributing to Academy decision making and consultation procedures

Participate fully in the Academy Performance Management process, engaging in professional development activities which enhance personal performance, fulfil personal potential and contribute effectively to the implementation of the Academy’s goal to be an outstanding place of learning

Uphold the professional standards of dress, behaviour, attitudes and team spirit which will ensure that Leeds City Academy is a pleasant positive place to learn and work

Equal Opportunities:

To promote equal opportunities in Education in order that all children and families will gain optimum benefit from the service provided

To promote and ensure that all students and young people are happy, healthy, safe, successful and achieve economic wellbeing

Generic Staff Requirements:

Uphold the professional standards expected of every member of Academy staff in all dealings with colleagues, students, parents/carers and the wider community

Adhere to the principles expressed in the aims of the Academy and its mission statement

Leeds City Academy – Aspire Together - Achieve Together

Leeds City Academy is an 11-16 school situated in the vibrant heart of Leeds. We are a smaller academy, enabling our staff to nurture the talent and realise the potential of each and every student. We provide an exceptional education and 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. Our vision at Leeds City Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within the next three years.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout 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 over 300 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Working in partnership with Gorse Academies Trust, we are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.

We are sponsored by Leeds City College, who provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

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About Leeds City Academy

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  • Leeds City Academy
  • Bedford Field, Woodhouse Cliff, Leeds
  • West Yorkshire
  • LS6 2LG
  • United Kingdom
+44 113 284 4260

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Leeds City Academy is a mixed and culturally diverse secondary school in West Yorkshire providing places for students aged 11-16 years. This secondary school situated in Leeds has approximately 811 students on record.

Leeds City Academy belongs to the growing, dynamic and transformational White Rose Academies Trust which is sponsored by Leeds City College and forms a key part of the ground-breaking Luminate Education Group.


Richard Chattoe

Values and vision

The Academy has established a unique, positive, and transformative ‘In Partnership’ culture which truly sets the school apart from others. This culture is founded and bult upon six key values that each drive and permeate everything the Academy does: behaviour, relationships and strategic decision making. The Academy In Partnership values are affectionally referred to as the DNA of Leeds City Academy and this is something the wonderful students, staff, parents and community are immensely proud of. The Academy strongly believe that their vision and strong culture will help not only to transform the lives of young people but transform the local communities which they so passionately serve.

The Academy has enjoyed an impressive period of transformation across the last 4 years and was judged as ‘Good’ overall by OFSTED in April 2019, securing an Outstanding judgement for the quality of Leadership and Management. The report commented that ‘Exceptional leadership from the highly skilled senior leadership team has improved all aspects of the school since the last inspection. The school’s culture is now inclusive and aspirational. Pupils develop the resilience needed to rise to the challenges set by staff. The school has been transformed and its overall effectiveness improved.’

We continue this journey of transformation and are determined to provide an exceptional quality of education and culture for all students at Leeds City Academy, with the ambition that all students excel both academically and as aspirational and inspirational young people. There is no better time to join Leeds City Academy, as a colleague, a leader or as a student.

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