Subject Leader, Leeds

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Ryecroft AcademyLeeds

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2A £2,721 or 2B £4,531 (depending upon experience and skill set)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Subject Leader with potential for further whole school responsibility

Required from September 2019

MPS/UPS + TLR 2A £2,721 or 2B £4,531 (depending upon experience and skill set)

Are you passionate about improving outcomes for children?  Do you have a love of a key subject (English, Mathematics or the Creative Curriculum)?  Do you want to work in a forward thinking academy?  If so, we could be the academy for YOU!  Ryecroft Academy is now a thriving, dynamic and inspiring school.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an outstanding teacher with high expectations of children and staff;
  • has an excellent knowledge of their subject area of interest (English, Mathematics or the Creative Curriculum);
  • has experience of leading a subject and raising standards; 
  • has the potential ability to also lead a phase or important aspects of whole school responsibility;
  • is a strong leader who leads by example.

We can offer you:

  • dedicated leadership time and the opportunity to make a real difference;
  • enthusiastic, friendly children who are eager to learn;
  • the opportunity to work as part of our Strategic Leadership Team;
  • support and encouragement for continuous professional development;
  • fun and a challenge!

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, we will ensure that our children receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. 

As a colleague within the GORSE Academies Trust, you will be able to access excellent professional development through high quality programmes and great career progression opportunities.  

If you feel that you have the necessary experience, skills and abilities, we look forward to hearing from you.  

If you would like further information, please email Helen Townsley, Principal   

An application pack is available to download from the website or by email to

Closing date for all applications: Thursday 18 April at 12 noon

Interview date: week commencing 23 April 

Please return all application forms to

Working in partnership with The Gorse Academies Trust

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TGAT Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders 2018  

Ryecroft Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.  We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Job location

More about Ryecroft Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Stonebridge Grove, Farnley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5AW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 113 263 2433
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Ryecroft Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational primary school situated in Farnley, Leeds. It is supported by the Gorse Academies Trust, a non-profit charity with the aim of creating excellent primary teaching in Leeds’ more deprived a...