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The Farnley Academy


  • Expired
A1.8 (£6,180 actual salary per annum) (plus overtime as required)
Job type:
Part Time, Permanent
Apply by:
11 October 2017

Job overview

11-16 years, 1243 students

Principal: Scott Wilson

Executive Principal: Sir John Townsley

Cleaners required

An exciting opportunity to join an Outstanding school

15 hpw, all year round, A1.8 (£6,180 actual salary per annum) (plus overtime as required)

Hours: 3.00-6.15pm Monday to Thursday and 3.00-5.00pm Friday

6 months’ probationary period

We are seeking to appoint friendly, well-organised people to assist in the provision of high quality cleaning for the Academy. Ideally, the people appointed will be team-players with experience. They will be excellent communicators, flexible in their approach to a range of duties and able to multi-task. 

An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website (, by email to or by telephone on 0113 2630741. If you would like to know more about The Farnley Academy, please visit our website at

Please note if you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date:  Thursday, 12 October 2017 at 12 noon

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 (formally Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure). We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

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About The Farnley Academy

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+44 113 2630741

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The Farnley Academy, an Ofsted Outstanding (2023) secondary school, 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! 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.

Our mission is a simple yet powerful one; to create a school which is free from cynicism and unwilling to put limits on what young people can achieve. Indeed, we want to empower our young people with the means to bring about positive change in their own lives through the choices they make and to take responsibility for the future. It is to this end that teachers and other professionals work tirelessly for the benefit of our young people. This hard work has a profoundly positive effect not only on our students' motivation, enjoyment, and engagement in learning but on their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

The Farnley Academy serves the community of Farnley and surrounding areas and is located in the west of Leeds. In 2023, our students achieved a remarkable 77% grade 4+ and 56% grade 5+ in both English and Mathematics, firmly cementing our academy as the highest performing secondary school in the area by a significant margin. In addition to this this, the Progress 8 score achieved by the academy is consistently high, most recently achieving a score of +0.72, placing the academy in the ‘Well Above Average’ category and not only in the Top 5% of all schools in the UK, but most notably, the Top 1% of schools with a similar demographic to Farnley.

Teaching and learning are at the heart of our work. Lessons at The Farnley Academy are highly personalised. Teachers are very aware of what students of different abilities must do to achieve as well as they possibly can and use their assessment data with great precision to tailor tasks to different abilities. Students are very clear what they must do to be 'even better', because this is always stated to them by teachers.

Visitors to our academy always comment on how welcoming and friendly our school is. This comes from our pride in what we have achieved together and our eagerness to share this with others.

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