Head of Performing Arts & Music, Leeds

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Leeds East AcademyLeeds

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £39,965 - £44, 106
Contract term: Permanent

Academy: Leeds East Academy

Job Title: Head of Performing Arts & Music

Grade: Leadership 1 – 5 £39,965 - £44, 106

Accountable to: Vice Principal – Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Leeds East Academy is a diverse and vibrant school community which has recently been judged as ‘Good’ across all areas of the Ofsted framework. In the Ofsted report inspectors commented; 'Leaders' aspirations for the school are high. They are determined that all of their pupils, regardless of background, will achieve as highly as possible. Leaders have created an ambitious and optimistic culture across the school'. Over the last 3 years three years the school has been on a rapid journey of improvement securing a progress 8 score in 2018 in line with the national average. 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.

At Leeds East Academy we are committed to ensuring success for all by improving every student’s resilience, understanding and confidence through Performing Arts and Music. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to lead a department dedicated to improving outcomes, aspirations and life chances of our young people. 


As part of an Academy committed to a shared vision for all pupils, the Head of PA and Music will be responsible for working with and supporting colleagues to raise attainment for all pupils driving students to experience success and excellence in every subject.


  • Ensure schemes of work are produced, kept up to date, and adhered to by staff
  • Manage the team and other resources of budget including bidding and forecasting future needs to ensure impact on student outcomes
  • Identify underachieving groups and students and ensure all teachers use data to monitor progress of students, planning appropriate interventions
  • Implement agreed positive behaviour strategies including the organisation of subject strategies for positive behaviour

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure good and better progress for all students within groups taught through the planning and preparation of high quality lessons which engage, motivate and support learners and adhere to the Academy Teaching and Learning Standards
  • Strive to deliver a consistently good standard of teaching
  • Report on Standards and Progress in the area by tracking through the year and producing summative reports as required
  • Deploy staff effectively in order that they achieve a consistently good standard of teaching or support for learning

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 students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding by 2020.

We're securing our 2020 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 students.

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: 15th July 2019  - 9.00 am  

Shortlisting Date: W/C 15th July 2019

Interview Date: 17th July and 18th July 2019 

Start Date: September 2019 / Asap

For more information, please visit our website .  To apply, please click apply, complete the application form and return by the closing date of 15th July 2019 at 9.00am. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.


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More about Leeds East Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: South Parkway, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6TY, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 113 2731964
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