Head of Mathematics, Leeds

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Leeds East AcademyLeeds
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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 3 - 7
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Academy: Leeds East Academy

Job Title: Head of Mathematics

Grade: Leadership 3 - 7

Accountable to: Director of Mathematics    

In 2017 Leeds East Academy was the most improved school in Yorkshire and the 4th most improved school in the country, celebrating remarkable GCSE results with an outstanding Progress 8 improvement of +1.09. Housed within a state-of-the-art new school building, Leeds East Academy is now the premier choice of school for families in the local area. Leeds East Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic world-class establishment for ambitious education professionals, who will be joining one of the most productive, supportive and talented leadership teams in the country. The academy sustained progress in line with National yet again during 2018 and during our monitoring Ofsted inspection they commented that leadership is strong at the school.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Head of Department to join our passionate team.  Maths results at Leeds East Academy have rapidly improved over the last three years and we are committed to ensuring all pupils continue to achieve beyond their potential.  This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join a department dedicated to improving outcomes, aspirations and life chances of young people. 

The mathematics team at Leeds East Academy has a wide range of experience and skills.  The department works collaboratively to develop both learning experiences and professional growth.  Staff at all levels feel well developed by both our departmental and whole school CPDprogrammes.

At Leeds East Academy we are committed to ensuring success for all by improving every pupil’s resilience, understanding and confidence in Mathematics.  From year 7, pupils are placed in smaller than average classes and they follow a mastery curriculum; developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving and use mathematical reasoning to strengthen conceptual understanding.  All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and we use Hegarty Maths to support independent learning.

Expectations of all Academy staff:

·         Teach across the age range of KS3 and KS4 to all abilities.

·         Ensure teaching and learning in the classroom maximises the potential of all pupils.

·         To be accountable for the progress of pupils taught as a subject teacher.

·         Contribute to the development and delivery of an innovative and engaging Mathematics curriculum.

·         Be dedicated to personal continued professional development.

·         To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide opportunities for personal and academic growth.

Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds East Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its pupils, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding in the near future.

We're securing our vision for Outstanding by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared the goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of West Yorkshire.

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.

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 pupils.

The Trust employs over 370 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, The Luminate Education Group, which is one of the largest and most successful FE/HE College Groups in the UK.   Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our Academies.  They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.

As a Trust, we also work very closely with the Outstanding GORSE Academies Trust through our membership of the GORSE SCITT and via accessing the Stephen Longfellow Academy Provision.

Closing Date: Monday 20th May 2019 - 12 noon

Shortlisting: W/C 20th May 2019

Interview Date: W/C 20th May 2019  

Start Date: 1st September 2019

For more information, please visit our website at www.leedseastacademy.org.uk .  To apply, please complete the application form and return to recruitment@whiteroseacademies.org by the closing date of Monday 20th May at 12 noon.  Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.


More about Leeds East Academy
Address: South Parkway, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6TY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 2731964