Teacher of Design & Technology at The Farnley Academy

11-18 years, 1145 students | Executive Principal: Sir John Townsley | Principal: Scott Wilson | Required for September 2016


Teacher of Design & Technology

(2 posts; 1 x Food Technology + 1 x Design Technology)
MPS / UPS + Performance Related Bonus


Are you passionate about ensuring that every young person achieves their full potential?
Do you want to join a hardworking, successful and highly committed team?

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Teacher of Design & Technology to join our highly successful and well lead Creative Design Department.

The Farnley Academy is one of the most improved schools in England. Since 2009 we have transformed outcomes for young people from 32% gaining five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and mathematics to 70% in 2015. This year, the Academy’s English Curriculum Team were the highest performing across the city of Leeds, with 86% of young people in Year 11 making expected progress.

In December 2013 the excellence of our work was recognised by Ofsted who judged the academy to be Outstanding in all areas. Inspectors noted that ‘the quality of teaching is outstanding. Much is inspirational. As a result, students display a rare thirst for learning and an eagerness to succeed.’

The person appointed will be an excellent teacher of design & technology who is passionate about working with young people of all abilities. They will prepare carefully, deliver with enthusiasm and drive, and assess in detail. In return, they will benefit from an outstanding training and development programme.

Our mission is simple – to create an environment which is free from cynicism and unwilling to put limits on what young people can achieve. If you share our vision, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Applications are welcome from experienced teachers seeking a new challenge and from colleagues hoping to secure their first post.

In the first instance, an application pack is available to download below, by email to recruitment @farnley.leeds.sch.uk or by telephone to Rachel McFarlane, the Principal’s Personal Assistant, on 0113 2630741.  Please note if you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy.  CVs are not accepted.




Closing date: Thursday, 27 January 2016 at 12.00 noon
Interviews: Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Farnley Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.