Our Trust is currently made up of a family of eight schools based in and around Leicestershire. Each one of our schools is unique in that it reflects the students and local community in which they are a part.

This is something we are very proud of within the Trust. The schools share best practice and ensure our students have an exceptional educational journey whilst at the same time having their own character.

Ultimately, we believe that any young person from any background deserves an equal chance to be successful in whatever they choose to do. We want to share our love of learning with these young people in order to open the doors to their futures and prepare them with the knowledge and confidence to thrive in a competitive world.

We hope you enjoy exploring our site and are able to gain a flavour of our trust. 



Our educational mission is simple: ANY young person from ANY background deserves an EQUAL chance to be successful in whatever they choose to do. The trust is committed to supporting young people to open doors to their futures and to feel confident that they can thrive in a competitive world.



Our philosophy is clear. We promote a student-centred approach that is underpinned by the understanding that the highest quality education is a right that all young people deserve regardless of their starting points.

We are dedicated to providing young people with the strongest foundations; educational qualifications that they can feel proud about because their education has taught them how to feel proud.

We know that promoting a positive, proactive approach that celebrates success unites school communities and breaks down barriers to learning.

Students under our care will be taught how to learn in this way. We will encourage students at every level of ability to aspire to develop personally and academically and we will use the ‘4Rs’ as cornerstones of outstanding learning.

The ‘4Rs’ encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, help them to grow in confidence and prepare them for life outside of education. They are:

  • RESILIENCE - The ability to bounce back when the going gets tough.
  • RECIPROCITY - Learning to work together and show care and understanding for each other.
  • RESOURCEFULNESS - Having the confidence to ask for help and to find answers in new ways.
  • REFLECTIVENESS - Considering what needs to be done to make the next steps.

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  • Job Title

    Director of English

  • Location


  • Posted

    4th March 2021

  • Salary

    £54,091 - £61,166 per annum

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Director of English Lionheart Academies Trust Lionheart Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional professional to join our Trust executive leadership team as Director of ...


We feel it is important to invest in our staff by providing opportunities for them to be able to develop their practice. We believe that one of the most effective ways to improve student attainment is by ensuring that as a staff body we are able to have a real appreciation for student learning and have a clear appreciation of the latest pedagogical developments. That is why we feel it is essential to be able to provide a platform in which staff are able to share best practice both within their department, but also engage with a wide array of departments and other external bodies.

Our vision for staff development has two main strands. Firstly it is focused on providing opportunities for staff to develop their classroom practice. This is achieved through a range of different outlets: Whole staff training sessions, Lesson Study in triads, Professional Learning Communities, Coaching, external CPD courses and sharing best practice in departmental meetings. At the heart of all of these is focusing on ways to develop our students into becoming more resilient, reflective, resourceful and reciprocal learners. Secondly, our staff development also focuses on providing opportunities for staff, both teaching and associate staff, to be able to progress further in their careers. We have specific courses to enable staff opportunities to develop their skills in becoming middle and senior leaders; often through specific CPD and shadowing senior staff.

Essentially we believe that by directly investing in our staff will lead to improved student attainment and more confident practitioners who are ready to make the next steps in their career.

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Beauchamp Teach is the School Direct Initial Teacher Training run by the Lionheart Academies Trust.

The Lionheart Academies Trust seeks to develop teachers to work within our partnership and provide our students with teaching that secures academic excellence and holistic development.

Our educational mission is simple:

Any young person from any background deserves an equal chance to be successful in whatever they choose to do. The trust is committed to supporting young people to open doors to their futures and to feel confident that they can thrive in a competitive world.

From January 2018 all schools in the partnership will be part of the same Multi-Academy Trust.

Our partners work closely together allowing us to provide development opportunities in all our schools. Our partnership with University of Leicester ensures that you are supported by an experienced team of academic tutors. Our in-school mentors will provide you with the support and guidance you need on your journey to becoming an excellent classroom practitioner.

Please visit BeauchampTeach for more information.



This new free school is currently in the pre-opening phase. Opening is scheduled for September 2020.

Click here  to find out more about Beauchamp City Sixth Form


Beauchamp College is the lead school within the Lionheart Academies Trust. It is a highly successful and ethnically diverse college which educates students from Years 7 through to 13. Exams such as GCSEs and A Levels take a prominent role in the day-to-day running of the College and it prides itself on the mature and purposeful environment it has created for students to allow them to excel in the wide range of subjects provided by the College year upon year. 

Click here to find out more about Beauchamp College.



The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall, Leicestershire. The school prides itself on a culture of high aspirations and hard work. In its latest Ofsted report the extra curricular activities and the investment in resources to ensure students are prepared for next steps were noted as particular strengths. 

Click here to find out more about The Cedars Academy.



Humphrey Perkins School is an 11 to 16 school in Barrow upon Soar. The school are proud of their relentless focus on high standards of academic and personal achievement, positive attitudes towards learning and exemplary behaviour. They make sure the learning environment is well-ordered so that all students can feel safe and enjoy learning. Students are the best ambassadors for the school - they are positive, lively and courteous and interact well with one another and with staff both in and out of the classroom. 

Click here to find out more about Humphrey Perkins School.



Judgemeadow Community College is an 11 to 16 school in Evington, Leicester. The multicultural community it is set in is reflected in the staff and students at the College and this diversity is celebrated in the curriculum and beyond. The state of the art facilities on its large site allow students to engage in several extra curricula activities whilst also enriching the learning experience of students in the classroom. 

Click here to find out more about Judgemeadow Community College.



The Martin High School is an 11 to 16 academy in Anstey, Leicestershire. The school prides itself on their outstanding transitions package ensuring that all learners are able to step from the security of a familiar primary setting into their secondary community; enabling all to access learning and success from the very beginning of their journey with the school. 

Click here to find out more about Martin High School.



Sir Jonathan North is unique as the only girls’ multi-faith state school in Leicester and Leicestershire, educating students aged 11 to 16 from across the city and beyond. With a reputation for innovation and success, Sir Jonathan North is an inclusive, friendly and diverse community. The school passionately believes that learning should be both enjoyable and rewarding. The curriculum is rich, broad and balanced. This enables every student to develop her own voice, her abilities and talents. Sir Jonathan North provides students with a wide range of different experiences outside the classroom including sport, dance, drama and even preparing to take part in a mission to Mars.

Click here to find out more about Sir Jonathan North College


Brocks Hill School is a creative and innovative school that is committed to giving all children and families the best opportunities. The school aims to develop self-directed, responsible learners with a life-long love for learning. Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reflection and Reciprocity permeate all aspects of school life. Developing these qualities have a real impact on the life and life chances of young people as they prepare young people for their future life, in secondary school, university and the world of work.

Click here to find out more about Brocks Hill Primary School


Hallam Fields Primary School is a brand new one-form entry school which opened in August 2017 to serve the Hallam Fields estate on the west side of Birstall, Leicestershire. Working in partnership with our other primaries, opening a new school has allowed Hallam Fields to design an engaging and rich curriculum for students as they develop through the school. 

Click here to find out more about Hallam Fields Primary School.



Highcliffe Primary School has Urban Forest School status which means that learning is not limited to the classroom but also takes place outdoors, allowing young people to express themselves. As a result the positive attitude with which students approach their learning is a core part of the school culture. 

Click here to find out more about Highcliffe Primary Academy.



Riverside Primary School offers an engaging, vibrant curriculum with opportunities for pupils to gain the skills and attitudes that will help them become successful in the future which is reflected in their slogan ‘Believe and Achieve.’ In the 2017 visit by Ofsted, care for students welfare and the above average skills in speaking and listening were highlighted as particular strengths for the school. 

Click here to find out more about Riverside Primary Academy.