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Job details
Employer Leeds West Academy
Location Leeds
Salary MPS/UPS + TLR 1a
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

As part of a team of subject leads, the Head of English will:

Be committed to supporting the achievement of all our young people in English through their learning from 11-18 and beyond.

Design and develop an outstanding, innovative and creative English curriculum.

Develop, in all students and teachers of English, versatile skills and attitudes required for lifelong learning in a rapidly changing world.

Ensure that teachers within the English team are provided with high quality training opportunities, which enable them to be highly effective practitioners.

Hold teachers of English to account for their performance.

Develop positive external relationships at a local and strategic level, in partnership with The White Rose Academies Trust and others, to promote the continued development of the academy, as a central resource for the community.

Leeds West Academy – Leading in Learning

Leeds West Academy is an over-subscribed 11-18 school. 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 providing expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

Closing date: Friday 28 April 2017 at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Tuesday 2 May 2017

Interviews: TBC

Start date: September 2017

For more information please visit  To apply, please download an application form and return to

About the employer

 Leeds West is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary with sixth form in the city’s district of Bramley. The school is a member of the White Rose Academies Trust. As of the most recent inspection there were 1,008 students on the school r...

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
West Yorkshire
LS13 1DQ
United Kingdom
+44 113 2295522