Assistant Principal (Standards and Performance), Leeds, West Yorkshire

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The Morley AcademyLeeds, West Yorkshire

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Start date: September 2018 or earlier by agreement
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11 – 15
Contract term: Permanent

11-16 years 1,540 students (rising to 1,568 in September 2018)

Assistant Principal (Standards and Performance)

L11 – 15

Required for September 2018 or earlier by agreement

A unique opportunity to join an outstanding leadership team and oversee all aspects of a Year Group’s performance whilst contributing to the overall effectiveness of the academy.  

We are looking for an inspirational individual to join the Senior Leadership Team in our forward thinking, innovative and dynamic academy to ensure our Outstanding, World Class provision is not only retained but is also built upon.  

Judged Outstanding for the first time in 2009 and re-designated as Outstanding in every Ofsted category in May 2013 we have a track record of excellence both in terms of student outcomes and professional development.  Working within the nationally renowned GORSE Academies Trust led by Sir John Townsley we were awarded Teaching School Status in March 2012 and in September 2015 our Outstanding School Centred Initial Teacher Training Centre opened, supporting the development of over 120 trainee teachers.  On 1 December 2016 The Morley Academy was officially recognised as a World Class School, one of only a handful in the country.

Our examination results are extremely impressive; the 2017 GCSE results placed The Morley Academy as the top performing school in Leeds for Grade 4 English & Mathematics and the validated whole cohort Progress 8 score is +0.64. The GORSE Academies Trust is determined to ensure that all students thrive within an academic curriculum with plentiful enrichment opportunities, no matter what their background is, and The Morley Academy’s validated Progress 8 score of +0.77 for disadvantaged students is a powerful reflection of our collective passion for supporting our students in acquiring the ‘gift of choice’. 

The Morley Academy enjoys enormous respect across the whole educational community and is at the forefront of national developments around teaching, assessment and leadership. The academy has led the creation of a new Senior Leadership Team structure within The GORSE Academies Trust; a structure which has been proven to be highly effective and rewarding. The structure has at it’s heart the belief that pastoral work and progress are fully entwined; as a consequence the model sees each Assistant Principal in charge of all aspects of a year group’s performance whilst contributing wholeheartedly to the overall effectiveness of the academy. 

The successful applicant will enjoy regular, personalised CPD opportunities within a culture which offers collaborative peer support and opportunities to review the academy's practice in a manner which is conducive to supporting colleagues in continuing to provide the very highest standards of education, care and guidance, so that all students are afforded the gift of a rigourous, academic education. We would expect successful candidates to rise further within our Trust, including to positions of whole academy leadership. 

If you are excited about the prospect of this opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you. An application pack which provides further details of the role is available to download directly from our website at, or by email to  Please note if you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy.  CVs are not accepted.

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Closing date:  Monday 23 April 2018, noon

Interview date: Monday 30 April 2018

The Morley 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 Morley Academy
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...