Singing Teacher

Leeds West AcademyLeeds

Singing Teacher – Advert reference 1015

Leeds West Academy is a school with a remarkable sense of community and a strong and safe culture, a place where staff and students can thrive.  We were judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 because teaching is strong, the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled and because our results have improved year-on-year since 2016.  In 2020, our students secured the best results in the school’s history.  In short, there is no better time to join Leeds West Academy, as a colleague, a leader or as a student.  

Leeds West Academy is a fabulous place to work.  We are a caring and supportive community, as part of the White Rose Academies Trust and ground-breaking Luminate Education Group, we benefit from exceptional CPD like no other in the City.  A broad, varied and highly bespoke package is well-established, driven by the latest in educational research focused on the development of all professionals in the organisation at each career stage.  Colleagues train with us, they grow with us and they progress with us.  

Our academy predominantly serves the community of Bramley in Leeds.  We are oversubscribed and popular within our community.  More families are choosing Leeds West Academy as first-choice for their children than ever before.  

Our students are amazing; they are generally respectful young people who embrace diversity and have a strong sense of fairness.  We benefit from world-class facilities, and are accommodated in a £30 million building, which opened in late 2011. Staff and students at the academy benefit from a bright, modern, heavily resourced learning environment, which is highly flexible to meet the needs of the 21st century learner.  

Role: The successful candidate will be employed as a Singing Teacher by Leeds West Academy. 

The main duties of the role will be to provide administrative and clerical support to the academy’s admin team.

Duties and Responsibilities 

• Teach a minimum of 4 hours per week in term time over 33 weeks, with the option to increase depending on demand, and interest for extra curricular activities.

• Deliver singing lessons to Key Stage 3 students in small groups.

• Deliver singing lessons to Key Stage 4 students, liaising with the Curriculum Leader for Music to cover the requirements of the Key Stage 4 music courses. 

• To guide and encourage students to complete appropriate singing exams where applicable. 

• Possibility of starting a vocal group.  As part of the vocal group you will be responsible for preparing pieces for performances as directed by the Curriculum Leader of Music. 

• Encourage students to attend the vocal group, and promote the extra curricular clubs within Performing Arts. 

• Where appropriate the teacher would be expected to stay and help out with academy performances where vocal group material is a feature.

Part of the White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students achieve ‘World Class’ status.

professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared 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 450 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on innovation, leadership development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups. Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region. We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as World Class within five years.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group, other members include Harrogate College, Keighley College, Leeds City College and Leeds Conservatoire. The Group provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

Closing Date: Friday 16th September 2021 12 Noon 

Shortlisting Date: Friday 16th September 2021

Interview Date: W/C 20th September 2021

Start Date: ASAP

For more information, please visit our website at  White Rose Academies Careers. To apply, please application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CVs.

The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.  Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. 

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