Recruitment Campaign at Leeds West Academy Due to Increased Student Numbers and £5 Million-Pound Academy Expansion Programme

Recruitment Campaign at Leeds West Academy

Leeds West Academy is advertising several new roles for the 2023/24 academic year due to the growth of the school.

Demand for places at Leeds West Academy, a large secondary school in the Rodley and Bramley area of the city, has increased dramatically in recent years due to the success of the school in numerous measures. This includes Ofsted inspections where the academy was awarded a ‘good’ judgment in 2019 (link to 2019 report here) and again in September 2022 through a monitoring visit (link to 2022 report). It also includes the performance of  students, which has strengthened from year to year.

Working at Leeds West Academy comes with numerous benefits such as a staff wellbeing, reward and recognition framework which underpins a culture of carefully considered workload requirements.

Recruitment Campaign at Leeds West Academy students

“Increased the capacity”

There is a plethora of internal and external professional development opportunities, regular staff community activities and opportunities that bring workers together and reward the efforts of all staff. Additionally, the academy offers a large degree of flexibility for each of the roles, including the potential to work part-time with working days to meet the needs of individuals.

Furthermore, for colleagues joining the profession through the Early Career Framework (ECF), there is the possibility for an increased starting salary and an earlier start date once Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) has been awarded.

As well as a commitment to our staff, the academy is also dedicated to providing the best experiences possible for students. Expansion work consisting of a £5m project to increase the size of the canteen and adding numerous new and bespoke classrooms is due for completion soon. This has increased the capacity of the academy to over 1500 student places, making it one of the biggest academies in the area. As a result of the growth, there is the need for several new roles including teachers of numerous subjects, a Data and Exams Manager, Attendance Officers and Student Support Officers. These vacancies will play a key role in the work to achieve a vision of uniting and inspiring the community through the power of education, opportunity, and inspiration to secure successful futures for the children of the west of Leeds.


As part of the recruitment process, there is the prospect to attend an online introduction to the academy with a senior leader on Monday 6th February at 5.00pm or on Wednesday 8th February at
7.30pm. These sessions will last around 15 minutes with the opportunity for questions afterwards.

Additionally, you can request the opportunity to discuss a role further with a senior leader and/or the line manager through visiting the academy or an online meeting.

If you would like to register an interest in any of the above opportunities, please do so by clicking the link here.

The roles are:

Attendance Officer
Data and Exams Manager
Lead Practitioner of English
Student Support Officer
Teacher of Art & Photography
Teacher of English
Teacher of History
Teacher of Maths
Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish with French)
Teacher of Music
Teacher of Science

Please note that the closing date for all the above roles is Monday 20th February 2023.

If you have any further questions, please email


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