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Job details
Employer Leeds West Academy
Location Leeds
Salary Grade: L5-L9
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 17 April 2017 (or sooner dependent on candidate availability)

We are looking to appoint a highly skilled practitioner, who can demonstrate excellent results in the classroom, to lead on our digital learning strategy. The successful candidate will also ensure excellent practice in e-safety, and take a strategic lead on the technologies used to support effective teaching and learning. Whilst excellent ICT skills are essential, the successful candidate does not need to be an ICT specialist, and we would welcome applicants from all subject areas, especially English and Maths, who want to develop their career in an exciting direction.

Leeds West Academy has state of the art ICT facilities and a creative and energetic staff, and the successful applicant will be able to take the lead in a cutting-edge approach to teaching and learning.

Purpose of job:

Ensuring ICT is effectively embedded into the curriculum, and ensuring that opportunities for effective use of digital technology in the classroom are maximised.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement and lead the ICT for Teaching & Learning Strategy
  • Proactively identify opportunities to further the effective use and impact of ICT in the curriculum, working closely with Area Team Leaders & Lead Practitioners.
  • Analyse staff ICT training needs and put training programmes in place to raise the level of ICT proficiency in teaching & non-teaching staff
  • Conduct regular audits of student access to technology outside of the academy; implement appropriate plans to maximise learning opportunities at home.
  • Coordinate an ICT working party to further the use of ICT in teaching and learning
  • Ensure class based data systems are monitored and kept up to date (with the Data Manager)
  • Coordinate the sixth form electronic organisation system
  • Ensure every Area Team has effective & efficient tracking systems in place
  • Improve the extent to which the SharePoint site is used for collaborative working in Area Teams & with leaders at the other academies in the White Rose Academies Trust
  • Lead E-Safety training for all students and staff on at least an annual basis, and deliver an annual assembly on key issues; regularly report an analysis of web filtering reports to; monitor and follow up student computer and web issues with pastoral leaders.
  • Lead the development of setting work within SharePoint
  • Monitor any damage to academy ICT equipment & take steps to minimise damage
  • Work with teachers to create opportunities for data to be used with students to impact on progress
  • Work closely with the senior team to develop a long term ICT strategy driven by curriculum needs to facilitate Outstanding teaching & learning.
  • Line manage, coach and develop other staff as required by the Principal.

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 will be held week commencing 5 December 2016

To apply visit and download an application form. Completed applications should be returned to  

Should you wish to visit our Academy please contact Mrs Yvonne Hare at  who will be happy to arrange a tour at your convenience. Visitors are welcomed and strongly encouraged.

Leeds West Academy

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Intake Lane
West Yorkshire
LS13 1DQ
United Kingdom
+44 113 2295522