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Job details
Employer Leeds City Academy
Location Leeds
Salary Grade: B3 £17,714 - £19,742 (£15,083 - £16,810 pro rata)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Maternity Cover
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 17 April 2017 (or sooner dependent on candidate availability)

You will work with individual and groups of students who are at risk of underachieving to accelerate progress in learning, behaviour, attendance or personal development. You will be expected to carry out any reasonable task required which falls within the scope of the purpose of the post.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To have responsibility for, and manage effectively a caseload of students allocated by the Student Progress Forum (SPF). Through working with your line manager or other staff, this will involve developing, delivering and tracking a range of 1:1 or group interventions to accelerate progress in learning, behaviour, attendance or personal development.
  • To maintain full and accurate records of SPF caseload interventions in line with the Academy agreed procedures.
  • To liaise regularly with, and report to your line manager about your targeted and/ or intervention students
  • Contribute to the statutory assessment and annual reviews of students with emotional and behavioural needs.
  • To collaborate with professional colleagues to develop and maintain close working links with parent / carers and support agencies as required.
  • To create accurate and high quality reports as required for internal and external meetings related to students in either Foundation or High School.
  • To attend and contribute to review meetings as appropriate
  • To support the induction of students new to the Academy
  • To contribute to effective transition processes for Y6/7 Transition
  • To contribute to the wider school activities organised by your area team.
  • To develop and maintain high quality display areas for your area of work

Generic Support Staff Requirements:

  • To act as a coach if required
  • To uphold the professional standards expected of every member of Academy staff in all dealings with colleagues, students, parents / carers and the wider community.
  • To adhere to the principles expressed in the aims of the academy and its mission statement.
  • To contribute to the continued development of the Academy by attending training, participating in relevant meetings, and putting forward ideas for improvement.
  • To be a positive, collaborative team member.
  • To apply Academy policies in all aspects of the role.
  • To keep up to date with all aspects of the safeguarding children policy as it applies to the post.
  • To promote equality, diversity and inclusion and demonstrate this within the role.
  • To be jointly responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students.

Health and Safety:

  • Be aware of the responsibility for personal Health, Safety and Welfare and that of others who may be affected by your actions or inactions
  • Co-operate with the employer on all issues to do with Health, Safety and Welfare

Continuing Professional Development:

  • To attend and participate in regular meetings, training and other learning activities as required
  • In conjunction with line manager, take responsibility for personal professional development keeping up to date with research and developments related to school efficiency which may lead to improvements in the day to day running of the school
  • Undertake any necessary professional development as identified in the School Improvement Plan taking full advantage of any relevant training and development available
  • Maintain a professional portfolio of evidence to support the Performance Management process – evaluating and improving own practice.

Leeds City Academy is an 11-16 school situated in the vibrant heart of Leeds. We are a smaller academy, enabling our staff to nurture the talent and realise the potential of each and every student. We provide an exceptional education and 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 City Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within the next 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.

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.

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

Leeds City Academy – Aspire Together - Achieve Together

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Locations and contacts

Bedford Field
Woodhouse Cliff
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom