Head of EAL (and Teacher/ Instructor of English), Leeds

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Leeds East AcademyLeeds

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/ UPS £23,270 - £39,406
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Academy: Leeds East Academy

Job Title: Head of EAL (and Teacher/ Instructor of English)

Grade: MPS/ UPS £23,270 - £39,406 with a TLR / UQT £23,270 - £39,406 with Bursary

Accountable to: Assistant Principal - Quality of Education

Leeds East Academy is a diverse and vibrant school community which has recently been judged as ‘Good’ across all areas of the Ofsted framework. In the Ofsted report inspectors commented; 'Leaders' aspirations for the school are high. They are determined that all of their pupils, regardless of background, will achieve as highly as possible. Leaders have created an ambitious and optimistic culture across the school'. Over the last 3 years three years the school has been on a rapid journey of improvement securing a progress 8 score in 2018 in line with the national average. Housed within a state-of-the-art new school building, Leeds East Academy is now the premier choice of school for families in the local area. Leeds East Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic world-class establishment for ambitious education professionals, who will be joining one of the most productive, supportive and talented leadership teams in the country.

At Leeds East Academy we are committed to ensuring success for all by improving every student’s resilience, understanding and confidence in English. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to lead a department dedicated to improving outcomes, aspirations and life chances of young people. 


As part of an Academy committed to a shared vision for all pupils, the Head of EAL will be responsible for working with and supporting colleagues to raise attainment for pupils with EAL and the empowerment of EAL pupils to experience success in all areas of school life. They will work closely with the Teaching and Learning, Pastoral and Attendance teams to ensure that our EAL pupils are well supported to succeed at LEA. This colleague will also form part of the English Department and teach English (mainly as an additional language) to raise standards of pupil achievement.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with and support colleagues to raise attainment for students with EAL.
  • Identify pupils with EAL who require support/intervention; plan for their provision and ensure that their needs are catered for through appropriate and high quality teaching.
  • Work closely with the Attendance Team to raise attendance of EAL pupils, devise strategies to assist with this and develop intervention plans to show impact with the cohort.
  • Assist with contacts made with parents/carers through calls, meetings and home visits as appropriate.
  • Work closely with the PDBW Team to ensure Academy standards and Core Values are understood and met.
  • Ensure good and better 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
  • Support and promote effective teaching and learning of EAL across the Academy in partnership with colleagues and through delivery of staff training where appropriate.

Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds East Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding by 2020.

We're securing our 2020 vision for Outstanding by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.

We provide exceptional 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

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 370 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, The Luminate Education Group, which is one of the largest and most successful FE/HE College Groups in the UK.   Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our Academies.  They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.

As a Trust, we also work very closely with the Outstanding GORSE Academies Trust through our membership of the GORSE SCITT and via accessing the Stephen Longfellow Academy Provision.

Closing Date: 14th October 2019 – 9.00 am

Shortlisting:  W/C 15th and 16th October  2019

Interview Date:  W/C 21st October  2019

Start Date: ASAP/ January 2020

For more information, please visit our website.  To apply, please c,ick the apply button, complete the application form and return by the closing date of Monday 14th October 2019 - 9.00 am. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.


More about Leeds East Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: South Parkway, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6TY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 2731964
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