Teacher of Design Technology, Leeds

Closing date:

The Ruth Gorse AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Required to start April 2020

Teacher of Design Technology 

(12 months temporary, to cover maternity leave)


A rare and remarkable opportunity that will change your career.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of Design Technology to join our Outstanding academy from April 2020.

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Ruth Gorse Academy ensures that students receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. Together these non-negotiable values instil in young people a self-belief that enables students to access the highest standard of higher educational provision and employment. 

We believe that poverty and deprivation should in no way limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise. This was recognised in our Outstanding Ofsted judgement in 2017 when inspectors reported “Disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are very well cared for. They make outstanding progress because leaders ensure that they spend additional funds successfully to support pupils to overcome their barriers to learning.”

This is an important role in the academy’s development and the successful candidate, with support from the leadership team and the Curriculum Leader of Design Technology, will play a vital role in the creation and delivery of an exciting curriculum. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to be at the forefront of our organisational change and applications are welcome from experienced teachers seeking a new challenge and from colleagues hoping to secure their first post. 

An application pack is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website www.tgat.org.uk/jobs  or by email to recruitment@ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk. If you would like to know more about The Ruth Gorse Academy, please visit our website at www.ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk.

Closing date for applications: Friday 21 February 2020

Applications should be returned to: recruitment@ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk 

Interviews will take place: Week commencing Monday 24 February 2020

The Ruth Gorse Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service Check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

More about The Ruth Gorse Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Black Bull Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 2531 600
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