Principal - Leeds East Academy, Leeds

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Start date: September 2018 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Spot salary of £88,000 - £100,000 Plus a 10% Performance Related Pay allowance.  For an exceptional candidate, a spot salary in excess of £100,000 may be offered.  (Relocation allowance may be available).
Contract term: Permanent

Principal - Leeds East Academy

White Rose Academies Trust

Spot salary of £88,000 - £100,000 Plus a 10% Performance Related Pay allowance.  For an exceptional candidate, a spot salary in excess of £100,000 may be offered.  (Relocation allowance may be available).


Leeds East Academy – Leading in Learning 

Leeds East Academy is the most improved school in Yorkshire and the 4th most improved school in the country, celebrating remarkable GCSE results with an outstanding Progress 8 improvement of +1.09.

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.

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 the goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of 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 300 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College 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 an industry defining school improvement agreement.  This partnership provides high quality leadership and subject specific advice, as well as providing all our staff with an incredible range of CPD opportunities.

Core Purpose of the Principal: 

The Principal is accountable for all aspects of the educational outcomes and welfare of students within the Academy, being responsible overall to the White Rose Academies Trust for ensuring educational success within the wider framework of relevant national legislation, best practice and the values and vision established by the Trust.

Leeds East Academy – Soaring to Success

Leeds East Academy is an 11-16 school, flourishing in a state of the art new building which provides a fantastic learning environment for students. We are a vibrant and expanding school which thrives at the heart of a diverse and dynamic community. 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 East Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.  

If you would like to apply for this role please visit the careers page on our website at www.leedseastacademy.org.uk  to see supporting documents and to download an application form.  In addition to completing the application form, please include a 3 page letter outlining the strengths of the Academy, what you believe are the key four areas of improvement and how you would transform LEA in to a World Class school.  Once completed please return to recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org

Deadline for applications: Friday 9th March 2018 – 12 noon

Shortlisting: W/C 12th March 2018

Interviews: W/C 19th March 2018 (most likely 20th March and 21st March)

Start Date: September 2018 or sooner

All post holders are accountable through The White Rose Academies Trust Performance Management Policy. 

The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.



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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
Telephone: +44 113 2731964
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Leeds East Academy – Leading in Learning

A mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 11-16 academy, situated in Seacroft, Leeds in West Yorkshire.  There are 855 students on the school roll. 

Leeds East Academy is the most improved school i...