Vice Principal – Behaviour & Attitudes, Leeds

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The Farnley AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020 or later by negotiation
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £63,975 - £70,556 (L19-L23)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

11-16 years, 1362 students

Principal: Chris Stokes

Executive Principal: Leanne Griffiths

Required Easter 2020 or later by negotiation

Vice Principal – Behaviour & Attitudes

£63,975 - £70,556 (L19-L23) 

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Vice Principal (Behaviour & Attitudes) to join our academy. 

The Farnley Academy is part of The GORSE Academies Trust, a not-for-profit charity whose driving energy is centred on creating exceptional schools within the Leeds city region. The Trust has established a reputation for setting standards of excellence and achieving rates of improvements, which have received national attention, not least of all those of The Farnley Academy! The Chief Executive Officer, Sir John Townsley, is a National Leader of Education and gives considerable support to an increasing number of primary and secondary schools across the North.

The Farnley Academy has a simple mission – to create an environment which is free from cynicism and unwilling to put limits on what young people can achieve. Having worked and supported in many schools, I am firmly of the opinion that The Farnley Academy is a very special place. Without doubt, it is the incredible professional body, both teachers and support staff, which sets it apart. As staff, we are humbled and privileged to work alongside such a dedicated team that is relentless in its determination to secure the very best outcomes for the young people we serve. Indeed, we strive to provide an educational experience that is all too often the preserve of students in the private sector. 

GCSE outcomes at The Farnley Academy are well above average, achieving a Progress 8 score of +0.61 in 2018/19, placing the academy in the Top 5% of all schools nationally. We are very proud of the outcomes that our students achieve, but are bold and ambitious for the future. Recently, The Farnley Academy set itself a new goal to become an academy in the Top 1% of all secondary schools nationally. This ambition is driven by a genuine desire to ensure that all students in our community leave school with a true passport to achieve their dreams, no matter what they might be. Together as a professional body we will ensure that through the delivery of exceptional teaching, our goals are achieved, and The Farnley Academy is both locally and nationally recognised as an academy where only the very best will do for our students. 

An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website (, by email to or by telephone on 0113 2630741.  If you would like to know more about The Farnley Academy, please visit our website at

Please note if you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy.  CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 12 December 2019

Interview date: Thursday 19 December 2019 

The Farnley 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 am Enhance Disclosure Barring Service Check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

More about The Farnley Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Chapel Lane, Farnley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5EU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 2630741
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