Curriculum Leader of Media

Head of Media Studies
Full time and Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, highly motivated, enthusiastic and innovative Head of Media Studies to join our growing, dynamic and supportive school. We are looking for someone who is committed to securing high standards and raising academic attainment with a passion to educate and inspire the next generation.

Here at Horsforth School, we aim to create opportunities and support achievement for our students and colleagues alike.

The successful candidate will deliver high quality, inspirational lessons, with proven experience in delivering the BTEC Creative Media Production Level 2 course and/or GCSE Media; in addition to delivering (AQA) A-level Media. You will be able to ensure that students studying Media are appropriately challenged and supported.

As a passionate Media teacher, you will combine your expert knowledge and deep understanding to inspire students to create a lifelong love of learning, both within and beyond the classroom setting.

Success is seen throughout our ambitious and consistently oversubscribed 11-19 school, which enjoys strong community and international links. Our commitment to excellence in education is recognised nationally. Ofsted describe us as a ‘good school with outstanding features’.

Our school is dedicated to evidence-based practice with a focus on Rosenshine’s principles of instruction. We have a strong emphasis on incorporating educational research in to the classroom. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher where you will have the opportunity of working in a supportive and experienced department with a strong team ethos. We believe in working collaboratively, sharing ideas and supporting each other to achieve great things as we develop innovative teaching and learning strategies.

For our 1400 students, Horsforth School provides an engaging environment of discovery and growth. For our colleagues too, this setting offers some great benefits. Located in north-west Leeds, the school is just five miles from the city centre with its thriving retail, leisure and cultural facilities, yet on the edge of open countryside. York, Harrogate and the Dales are within easy reach.

If you’d like to find out more, please call 0113 226 5454. Or for full details and to apply, please visit or email

Closing date: 8am on Tuesday 17th May 2022
Interviews: Monday 23rd May 2022
Start date: September 2022

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all colleagues to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.