Subject Leader of Technology, Leeds

Closing date:

Co-op Academy PriesthorpeLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR 2B (£4,531) plus the possibility of a Recruitment and Retention Allowance of £2500
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Subject Leader of Technology 

Co-op Academy Priesthorpe aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values. Our 2018 outcomes at both GCSE and A Level have offered much cause for celebration. Headline GCSE achievement has risen significantly when compared with 2017 figures.

Situated in Pudsey and just 15 minutes from both Leeds and Bradford centre, we provide places for 1250 students. The Academy has a very special ethos, which visitors continue to comment on. Equity and equality are key drivers for us in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to excel within a highly inclusive and supportive community.

We are looking for the right person to join our over-subscribed faculty. You should be an excellent practitioner, committed to making a difference to our students and ready to lead this key area within the Creative Design Faculty. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to make a significant contribution to the team and help shape and build on our vision and our ethos. 

We are seeking an individual who is a self-starter, who can take this over-subscribed department and drive it forward alongside and in conjunction with other subjects in the faculty. The technology department is well resourced and funded, with a CNC machine, large bed laser cutter and three 3D printers as well as two workshops with traditional plastic and wood working machinery. The department also benefits from a designated CADCAM suite with modern PCs and CADCAM software. Results have improved year on year giving the candidate a fantastic spring board to further develop the profile of the subject.

We are looking for someone who has the drive, energy and enthusiasm to work with our existing team to further build on the progress already made. The ability to teach up to GCSE is essential.

The subjects currently taught are food, engineering and construction. But this is open to whoever is in the post to drive KS4 in their chosen direction.          

Benefits include:

• Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service 

• Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 5% Co-op discount

• Christmas shopping day 

• Employee wellbeing committee with a dedicated health and well-being day

• Co-operative credit union

• Health-care cash-back scheme

• Discounted gym membership and leisure activities

• 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme 

• Season ticket and rental deposit loans

• Bi-weekly team newsletter to keep you up to date with staff news 

Have a question? or would like to visit the school please call Jess on 0113 2574115 (Ext 233).

For further information about Co-op Academy Priesthorpe please visit our website here:   

Or for further information about Co-op Academies Trust please visit the website here: 

Closing date: 26th April with interviews taking place thon the 2nd May.

How to apply:

Download our materials and complete and upload your Application Form via the Apply button or email back to

The Co-operative Academies Trust, as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf.

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More about Co-op Academy Priesthorpe
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Priesthorpe Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5SG, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 113 257 4115
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