Headteachers will make all kinds of claims about their own school, particularly during a recruitment process or when trying to 'sell' their school to others, but there is genuinely something incredible and unique about Roundhay School!

We recently secured the official 'World Class Schools Status' on top of our Ofsted Outstanding rating.  These accolades and our results, which sit well above national averages, have been achieved because we have superb, dedicated and highly motivated staff working with fantastic young people.  

Unlike some schools, we would never operate a culture of fear and have developed a reputation for treating our staff well and supporting their development.  

We do, however, have incredibly high expectations for pupil behaviour and I am confident that, as a member of staff, you will receive the highest level of support.  The Leadership Team play a key role in managing pupil behaviour, for example, by being involved with the centralised detentions and continuous corridor patrols.  This is one of the key reasons why we have excellent behaviour and a strong, warm and friendly ethos, enabling staff to focus on their respective roles in an environment which is calm, happy and respectful.  Staff morale is incredibly high and sickness absence is low for these very reasons. 

If your application is successful and you are shortlisted, the interview day will allow prospective candidates to see the school in action, speak to staff and judge for yourself!


Matthew Partington - Headteacher


Roundhay School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All appointments will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, online searches and employment references. The details of the DBS Code of Conduct can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK  – either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

Our Privacy Notice for applicants is available at
https://www.roundhayschool.org.uk/download/policy/privacy-notice-for-staff-applicants-2019