Vice Principal – Achievement and Outcomes, Leeds

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Leeds East AcademyLeeds

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Start date: Easter Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L19-L23
Contract term: Permanent

Leeds East Academy is the most improved school in Yorkshire and the 4th most improved school in the country, celebrating remarkable GCSE results with an outstanding Progress 8 improvement of +1.09.

Thriving under new leadership and housed within a state-of-the-art new school building, Leeds East Academy is now the premier choice of school for families in the local area.

Leeds East Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic world-class establishment for ambitious education professionals, who will be joining one of the most productive, supportive and talented leadership teams in the country.

Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds East Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding by 2020.

We're securing our 2020 vision for outstanding by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared the goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of West Yorkshire.

Job Title: Vice Principal – Achievement and Outcomes

Grade: L19-L23

Accountable to: Principal


You will work with the Principal and the Senior Leadership team on the strategic development of the Academy, with a particular focus on improving the achievement and outcomes for all students at Leeds East Academy.

Acting on significant delegated authority from the Principal, you will ensure that all students in the Academy make good progress from their starting points resulting in excellent outcomes in the 1-9 examinations. On behalf of the Principal, you will carefully track and monitor the progress of all students in order to plan and implement a timely and highly effective programme of intervention, resulting in students making rates of progress which are above the national average. You will meet regularly with Middle Leaders and hold them stringently to account in order to tackle any areas of underperformance across the curriculum, in addition to leading on the Academy Raising Attainment Plan.

Please note that this job description should be read in conjunction with the National Core Standards for Teachers for main-scale post holders, and the post-threshold standards where applicable.

NB:  All post-holders at The White Rose Academies Trust are responsible for improving the outcomes for learners and upholding the ethos of the Academies.  The five principles of the Children’s Act: Every Child Matters guide the work of every adult working at or associated with Leeds East Academy.

General Duties:

  • Present impact to Middle and Senior Leadership team
  • To take a lead role in ensuring there is a high standard of behaviour around the Academy at all times
  • To do morning, break, lunch and after school duties, on-call and isolation senior warnings as required
  • To deliver assemblies in line with the Values Curriculum
  • To ensure that any data relevant to responsibilities is checked for accuracy and carefully analysed before actions are put in place and that all actions are carefully monitored to evaluate the impact; to develop and improve the Academy’s Data Management systems.

Leeds East Academy – Soaring to Success

Leeds East Academy is an 11-16 school, flourishing in a state of the art new building which provides a fantastic learning environment for students. We are a vibrant and expanding school which thrives at the heart of a diverse and dynamic community. 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 East 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 provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

If you would like to apply for this role please visit the careers page on our website at  to download an application form.  Once completed please return to

Closing Date:            Thursday 22nd February (3pm)

Shortlisting:                Friday 23th February

Interviews:                 W/C 26th February

Job Start:                   Easter Start

Job location

More about Leeds East Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: South Parkway, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6TY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 2731964
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Leeds East Academy – Leading in Learning

A mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 11-16 academy, situated in Seacroft, Leeds in West Yorkshire.  There are 855 students on the school roll. 

Leeds East Academy is the most improved school i...