Temporary Teacher of Drama (Maternity Cover), Leeds, West Yorkshire

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The Morley AcademyLeeds, West Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Temporary Teacher of Drama (Maternity Cover)

Required: 01 January 19 to 31 August 19

Pay scale: MPR/UPR

An enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Drama is required to join a thriving and highly successful curriculum area which has made a major contribution to the strong examination results achieved throughout the academy.  

The Morley Academy is an Ofsted graded Outstanding 11-16 academy with 1580 students, making it a larger than average secondary school. Gaining the prestigious World Class Schools Quality Mark in 2016, Students at The Morley Academy have proved that they are ambitious, resilient and aspirational.

This role represents an incredibly exciting opportunity for any candidate who is eager to be a part of an organisation that seeks to secure the very highest educational standards for students. 

Strong examination results and progress figures over the last few years have placed us within the top performing schools nationally. In September 2015 the school became part of The GORSE Academies Trust led by Sir John Townsley. The Trust is a vibrant and forward thinking teaching community which places all students, in particular those who come from the most challenging backgrounds, at the centre of its work. The Trust officially has three outstanding secondary academies and one Outstanding Post-16 free school: Elliott Hudson College, the Post-16 provider of choice for the majority of Morley’s Year 11 cohort. Furthermore, in 2016 the Trust opened an Alternative Provision free school, The Stephen Longfellow Academy, a direct partner to all of the academies in the Trust. In addition to four primary academies, two of which are have been graded by Ofsted as Outstanding, the Trust also includes two Teaching Schools which provide leadership development and initial teacher training and the opportunity to be involved in innovative and exciting teaching and learning opportunities; the GORSE SCITT was also graded by Ofsted as Outstanding in 2017 adding testament to the fact that the Trust is one of the highest performing Multi Academy Trusts in the country. 

The successful candidate will benefit from a comprehensive Induction Programme. We promise to:

  • Challenge you
  • Inspire you
  • Develop you
  • Value you
  • Support you
  • Reward you

An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website www.tgat.org.uk/jobs or by email to recruitment@morley.leeds.sch.uk or telephone 0113 2532952. If you would like to know more about The Morley Academy, please visit www.morley.leeds.sch.uk 

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th October 2018 at 1pm

Interview date: Tuesday 23rd October 2018 

If you would like to know more about The Gorse Academies Trust, please visit; https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/the-gorse-academies-trust-1071685 

TGAT Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders 2018 

The 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. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Fountain Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0PD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 253 2952
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Recently accredited as a World Class School The Morley Academy is one of only 48 schools in the country to have the outcomes, attitudes and skills-sets of the student body recognised in this way.  We are extremely proud of this award and feel it...