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Leodis Academies Trust

Forging Young Futures


Required from January 2020

Temporary in the first instance to August 2020

MPS/UPS plus TLR2a for suitable candidate

Closing date: Friday 22 November 2019 9am


Blackgates is a two form entry school situated in Tingley, South Leeds.  It is a highly inclusive school having a wide range of pupils with SEND (25%) and the facilities to support their learning.  With 43% of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding (continuing to rise) compared to 25% nationally, we are able to support their progress well.  Following our Ofsted inspection in September 2017, Blackgates is a rapidly improving school, which places high regard for pupil and staff welfare in addition to achievement.


We want our children to enjoy their time at Blackgates and to be successful in whatever way they can.  We place great value on high quality teaching, ensuring experiential learning is at the heart of our teaching and we believe these give opportunities for our children to be stimulated, inside and outside the classroom.  As we continue to develop our website we are able to show children’s work that reflects both our creativity and our hard working ethos.

We value strong partnerships between the pupils, parents, staff, governors, the local community and wider community in which we live.

 Blackgates Primary Academy emphasises the need to work as a team in a caring, safe and friendly environment.  Our wonderful staff are highly committed to the education of our pupils with our new motto of believe, achieve, succeed. If you want to be part of our journey, work with fabulous children and friendly staff we look forward to receiving your application.


Who are we looking for?

 You will have experience in inspiring pupils to develop a love of learning and managing their progress to allow them to be successful.  You will have demonstrated your integrity and potential as a teacher through your strong commitment to exemplary professional standards and continuous improvement. As the postholder will be responsible for teaching and learning in Key Stage 2, applicants should have some experience in this phase as an exemplary practitioner or trainee.


The post offers flexibility as we are able to consider NQTs or candidates looking to be appointed as a TLR holder. To be considered for a TLR you should be an experienced practitioner able to take on an area of responsibility. The role will be based at Blackgates Primary with the opportunity to work and develop practice with others across the Trust and offers challenge, reward and role development for the right candidate. Please visit our new website to learn more about the school.


Applicants are welcome to visit the school prior to application. Please contact Sue Shires, School Business Manager or 0113 887 8155 to arrange a convenient time and date.


Interviews for the post will be held as part of the selection process you will be expected to teach a key Stage 2 lesson.

Application packs can be downloaded here:

 Job description KS2 Teacher

Person Specification KS2 Teacher

Application form


All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.