Assistant Principal, Leeds

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The Farnley AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2019 (or later by negotiation)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11-15
Contract term: Permanent

11-16 years, 1313 students

Principal: Chris Stokes

Executive Principal: Leanne Griffiths

Required for Easter 2019 (or later by negotiation)

Assistant Principal


We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Assistant Principal to join an outstanding Senior Leadership Team. 

As part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Farnley Academy underwent a remarkable transformation over three years to become one of the most improved schools in England. In December 2013, the excellence of our work was recognised by OFSTED which judged the Academy to be Outstanding in all areas. Inspectors reported that '…the quality of teaching is outstanding. Much is inspirational. As a result, students display a rare thirst for learning and an eagerness to succeed.'  In addition, inspectors noted ‘School leaders at all levels share the common aim to ensure students receive nothing but the best. There is a palpable sense of shared responsibility to meeting this aim and there is no hint of complacency’.  

In 2015, The Farnley Academy became a Teaching School. Working in alliance with a range of partners, we actively seek opportunities to raise standards in education through research and development, initial teacher training, school-to-school support and continuing professional development. The GORSE Farnley Teaching Schools Alliance has quickly established a reputation for profoundly improving student outcomes in other schools, particularly in English, Mathematics and Science.

In 2016 the Academy was awarded the prestigious World Class Schools Quality Mark, becoming one of only 50 schools across England to have secured this status. Awarded only to schools whose students are able to demonstrate they have world class attributes and qualities, we are hugely proud of this achievement and what it says about our young people, their aspirations, creatively, sense of community and pride in their academy.

Our mission is simple – to create an environment which is free from cynicism and unwilling to put limits on what young people can achieve.  If you share our vision, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Applications are welcome from experienced colleagues seeking a new challenge and from colleagues hoping to secure their first senior leadership post.  The precise leadership responsibilities will be determined both by the strengths of the successful applicant and the requirements of the Academy upon appointment.  

An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website (, by email to or by telephone on 0113 2630741 .  If you would like to know more about The Farnley Academy, please visit our website at 

Please note if you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy.  CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Monday 25 February 2019, 9.00 am

Interview date: Monday 4 March 2019 

The Farnley 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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More about The Farnley Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Chapel Lane, Farnley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5EU, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 113 2630741
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