Assistant Principal for Behaviour and Safety, Leeds

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Leeds East AcademyLeeds

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Start date: Easter or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade: L13 – 17
Contract term: Permanent

Leeds East Academy is the 4th most improved school in the country, celebrating remarkable GCSE results with an outstanding Progress 8 difference of +1.00.

Thriving under new leadership and 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.

The Assistant Principal for Behaviour and Safety at Leeds East Academy will be an exceptional individual and a critical driving force in raising standards for our young people, whilst maintaining a positive climate for learning across our vibrant school community.

To work with the Senior Leadership Group on the strategic development of the academy, with a particular focus on further strengthening the positive climate for learning to ensure the continued growth and success of the academy.

A candidate with a science background would be advantaged but all subject specialisms are welcome to apply

Grade: L13 – 17

Please note that this job description should be read in conjunction with the National Core Standards for Teachers for main-scale post holders, and the post-threshold standards where applicable. 

You may be deployed in other White Rose Academies Trust locations within a reasonable distance from your main place of work from time to time; you will be compensated for your additional travel costs.  

NB:  All post-holders at The White Rose Academies Trust are responsible for improving the outcomes for learners and upholding the ethos of the Academies.  The five principles of the Children’s Act: Every Child Matters guide the work of every adult working at or associated with Leeds East Academy.

General Duties:

· To take a lead role in ensuring there is a high standard of behaviour around the academy at all times;

• To take a lead on the organisation of morning, break, lunch and after school duties, on-call, and seclusion senior warnings rotas as required;

• To deliver assemblies in line with the Values Curriculum and promote the high expectations of students attitudes to learning at all times;

• To ensure that any data relevant to responsibilities is checked for accuracy and carefully analysed before actions are put in place, and that all actions are carefully monitored to evaluate the impact; to develop and improve the academy’s data management systems.

• To support the academy with all key events, including Open Evenings;

• To respond to parental queries and complaints as directed by the Principal/Associate Principal

• To challenge underperformance within the behavioural team, and to take a role in supporting underperforming staff, as required by the Principal;

• To report to the Principal and Local Accountability Board on areas of responsibility as required.

Duties specific to the role:

  • Under the supervision of the Associate Principal, oversee the ‘Positive Behaviour’ policy at the academy;
  • Take on-going responsibility for the ‘Leeds East Way’ approach to standards of behaviour and related expectations in lessons and around the academy;
  • Secure and sustain high standards of behaviour from students in order to support their learning;
  • Ensure that all professionals within the academy execute their duties to a high standard;
  • Implement and develop effective policies and processes to ensure all students are free from bullying and know how to stay safe;
  • Ensure all opportunities are taken to implement restorative justice programmes to support students in better behaviour within PD protocols;

If you would like to apply for this role please visit the careers page on our website  to download an application form.  Once completed please return

Shortlisting: Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th December

Interviews: Thursday 7th / Friday 8th December

Tours of the Academy as well as a chance to meet the Principal and other senior leaders will take place on Friday 17th November (3:30pm – 5:00pm). Please register your interest in a tour with the Academy in advance and arrive promptly for a 3:30pm start.

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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
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...