Associate Assistant Principal (Strategic Oversight of Mathematics), Leeds

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The Ruth Gorse AcademyLeeds

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Spine 10 – 14
Contract term: Permanent

Secondary School 11-16 years. 

Number on roll: 1070, set to rise to 1225 in September 2019 with new intake.

Required to start: September 2019

Associate Assistant Principal (Strategic Oversight of Mathematics)

Leadership Pay Spine 10 – 14

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Ruth Gorse Academy ensures that students receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. Together these non-negotiable values instil in young people a self-belief that enables students to access the highest standard of higher education provision and employment. We believe that poverty and deprivation should, in no way, limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise.  In July 2017 the exceptional nature of our work at The Ruth Gorse Academy was recognised by Ofsted; we would encourage you to read the Outstanding Ofsted report which is available on our website.  

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational colleague to the role of Associate Assistant Principal with specific responsibility for the strategic oversight of mathematics within the academy. In addition to the predominant remit of this positon, there will be additional senior leadership responsibilities to be agreed with the successful candidate. 

Successful applicants will join our forward thinking, innovative and dynamic academy to ensure our Outstanding, World Class provision is not only retained, but is also built upon. Integrity is one of our core professional values, along with a determination to ensure all students thrive within our provision which has, at its heart, the belief that the greatest gift we can give a young person is the ability to acquire a rich set of academic qualifications and a strong skill-set. The specific responsibilities of the successful candidate(s) will be negotiated based upon the colleagues’ prior experience and skills.  

Led by Sir John Townsley, the nationally renowned GORSE Academies Trust is strong and united.  As a professional within the Trust, you will have regular opportunities to work in partnership with colleagues within the other secondary academies and across phase.  At secondary level, three of the five secondary academies have been graded by Ofsted as Outstanding and The Ruth Gorse Academy has recently joined two other Trust secondary academies to achieve the World Class Schools Quality Mark Award.  

An application pack is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website or by email to If you would like to know more a bout The Ruth Gorse Academy, please visit our website at   

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 22 May 2019 (9.00am)

Applications should be returned to: 

Interviews will take place: Friday 24 May 2019

The Ruth Gorse Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. 

More about The Ruth Gorse Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Black Bull Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 2531 600
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About The Ruth Gorse Academy

The Ruth Gorse Academy is a newly built free school located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. First opened in 2014, the Ruth Gorse Academy is part of the Gorse Academies Trust, a relatively small trust supporting eight schools. T...