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Job details
Employer White Rose Academies Trust
Location Leeds
Salary L10 – L15
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts April 2017

You will work with the Senior Leadership Group on the strategic development of the academy, with a particular focus on diminishing the difference between underperforming and vulnerable groups and other students. You will make a significant contribution to achieving the key aim of the academy to ‘improve the outcomes for all students’.

General Duties:  

  • To take a lead role in ensuring there is a high standard of behaviour around the academy at all times;
  • To do morning, break, lunch and after school duties, on-call, and isolation senior warnings as required;
  • To deliver assemblies in line with the Values Curriculum;
  • 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;
  • To line manage wider leaders at the discretion of the Principal;
  • To challenge underperformance within the 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:

  • To take a strategic lead on the academy’s work with disadvantaged students, overseeing the Pupil Premium budget, monitoring the performance of disadvantaged students, and working to embed excellent practice in this area across the academy;
  • To write and review the annual “Diminishing the Difference” action plan, which encompasses Disadvantaged; Below Average Level from Key Stage 2; and SEN, and other groups when required for example ‘boys’.
  • To develop initiatives to support the learning and development of students identified within one of the key groups
  • To be a key member of the RAP group, working closely with the Principal and Vice Principal for Attainment to ensure that excellent outcomes are achieved, and ensuring the intervention programme is focused on diminishing the difference;
  • To oversee the work of all intervention mentors, working closely with the SENCO to ensure that intervention work of Teaching Assistants is carried out in accordance with Academy policy;
  • To develop the “Next Steps” programme, embedding the key principles across the academy;
  • To establish and run Saturday School;
  • To take the strategic lead on the academy’s work with more able students;
  • To ensure the successful running of the Level-Up Programme, through close liaison with the Level-Up coordinators and ATLs for English and Maths.
  • To line manage the work of the SENCO, particularly ensuring that the progress of SEND students is closely monitored and that available resources are effectively used to increase the progress of underperforming students.
  • To support the academy initiatives around developing resilience and a Growth Mindset.
  • To keep up to date with relevant research around key groups particularly disadvantaged students and influence whole academy strategy accordingly.

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. Working in partnership with Gorse Academies Trust, we are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.

We are sponsored by Leeds City College, who provide expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

To apply visit and download an application form. Completed applications should be returned to  

Should you wish to visit our Academy please contact Mrs Yvonne Hare at who will be happy to arrange a tour at your convenience. Visitors are welcomed and strongly encouraged.

Closing Date: 2 December 2016 at 12 noon
Interviews to be held week commencing 5 December 2016

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C/o Leeds West Academy
Intake Lane
West Yorkshire
LS13 1DQ
United Kingdom