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Job details

Job details
Employer Leeds West Academy
Location Leeds
Salary Grade: L1-L5 with additional recruitment allowance for an exceptional candidate
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 17 April 2017 (or sooner dependent on candidate availability)

Purpose of job:

  • To be a key driver for improving student outcomes, particularly at KS4.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure excellent progress is made for different groups of students (e.g. girls/boys, upper/middle/lower, PP/non-PP) and to work with other relevant colleagues in the team to ensure that quality first wave teaching is in place to prepare students for examinations.
  • To take the lead on the formulation of approaches to teaching and learning in preparing students for the demands of the new English and English Literature examinations.
  • To ensure, through robust quality assurance and moderation, accurate predictions are being made in relation to student progress.
  • To develop schemes of work including templates, exemplars, and support materials which can be used across the English team.
  • To have a sharp focus on the progress of students at KS4, and to implement necessary high quality teaching strategies to ensure students make rapid progress.
  • To coach, mentor and train colleagues in English in conjunction with the ATL.
  • To contribute to the management of the English team as negotiated with the ATL, for example through the quality assurance cycle and through performance management of designated staff.
  • To be a role model to less experienced colleagues, demonstrating exemplary practice.

General Duties and Responsibilities of all Lead Practitioners:

  • To collaborate with ATL and the Senior Leadership Team, as a cross-academy team, generating engagement, involvement and excitement about the drive for classroom improvement
  • To use coaching strategies with colleagues as agreed with VP/ATL including observing lessons and providing developmental feedback.
  • To deliver whole-Academy / area team / school based training events as planned in the calendar.
  • To provide demonstration lessons as agreed, with the purpose of improving the performance of LWA staff.
  • Develop resources for the Academy VLE.
  • To contribute to the development of whole-Academy improvements in specific areas outlined in the ADP, e.g. literacy/numeracy.
  • To understand the impact of the use of data on student progress and its uses in enhancing classroom performance.
  • To demonstrate good practice in the use of ICT and multi-media tools to engage students, coaching colleagues as required.
  • To participate as performance managers in the management of specific colleagues within the structure as necessary.
  • To liaise / network with post holders at other WRAT academies to develop best practice models within area of responsibility.

Leeds West Academy - Leading in Learning

Leeds West Academy is an over-subscribed 11-18 school with an Ofsted rating of good with outstanding leadership. Thriving in a state of the art building with stunning views over the River Aire, our academy is committed to delivering an outstanding education to each and every one of our students. We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society. Our vision at Leeds West Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.

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.

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

To apply visit http://www.leedswestacademy.org.uk/About-Us/Vacancies/ and download an application form. Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org  

Should you wish to visit our Academy please contact Mrs Yvonne Hare at hare.y@whiteroseacademies.org who will be happy to arrange a tour at your convenience.

Visitors are welcomed and strongly encouraged.

Leeds West Academy

About the employer

Information about Leeds West Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Intake Lane
Rodley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS13 1DQ
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
+44 113 2295522