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Jobs at TLA

Currently recruiting for a Reception Teacher & new Teaching Assistants.

See details on the ‘Recruitment’ Section of our website.


Sorry for the inconvenience of today however these were circumstances beyond our control. We will be open again tomorrow as normal. Thank you for you patience during exceptional circumstances like this.



Due to a problem with the mains water supply to school we have no water in school – no washing, toilets or food. We MUST CLOSE SCHOOL for today. Please can you pick up your child as soon as possible from their classroom door. If you have a child in Year 7 or 8 and would like them to walk home please contact school on 01132 645456 or Dojo your teacher.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Become an Academy Governor

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to you today to let you know of an exciting opportunity to support school even more by becoming a member of the Academy Governing Body.

One of our previous parent Governors has moved away from the area resulting in a vacancy for a parent or carer to become more involved in school life, the leadership and forward planning of the school.

Having just had a very successful OFSTED and joining the Red Kite Learning Trust, this is a great time to join the team as we will be working together in new ways on new projects.

We provide lots of training opportunities to support you with this role and hope that you can invest some time in the school helping us make it as good as we can for your child and others.

If you would like to find out more please check out the Governance section of our website

Attached to this post is a nomination form for yourself or others.

September Newsletter

Welcome back to a new school year.

This newsletter has key dates and information that you need to get the year off to a great start. Copies will also be emailed and summary versions will be sent home in paper form.

Newsletter September 18

Dealing With Missing Children – Advice for parents/carers


Dear Parent / Carer / Guardian

Within Leeds District the Police deal with an enormous amount of missing children every week. Every incident is distressing and traumatic for the family involved.

The police are asking if you could help reduce the number of missing children by ensuring that when your child’s friend stays overnight at your home address, you have personally spoken to the friend’s parent/carer/Guardian to ensure they know where their child is staying.

We want to keep young people safe and avoid the upset of having officers attending at your address in the early hours to find a young person who has been reported missing. Young people do not always tell their parents where they are staying, they may have said they have permission when in fact they don’t.

West Yorkshire Police would like you to assist in being vigilant and responsible, helping to reduce the number of missing children with just one short phone call to the child’s carer to ensure everyone is aware.

TLA join Red Kite Learning Trust

The beginning of this school year marks a great next step in the growth of Temple Learning Academy. We are proud to have formally joined the Red Kite Learning Trust. See the attachment which includes a letter from CEO, Richard Sheriff.


Letter to Parents – TLA 04 09 18

Year 7 in 2019 School Applications


Check attached flyer for more information and details of information events.
Year 7 2019 part Year 7 2019 part 2

Summer Reading Challenge

Just a reminder that the Leeds Library Summer Reading Challenge has now launched at Halton Library! See the invite and event brochure with all the free events in over the summer. 

For details please click this link SRC programme 2

The challenge really aims to encourage the children’s literacy levels over the summer, this year’s theme is Mischief Makers so it’s going to be a lot of fun.

One school will receive the school cup – the school with the most sign up’s from their classes so this is something to aim for!

Let’s beat the figures from last year and get even more sign up’s and completers.

The Library will come out to schools in September and see which children received medals and completed the challenge and we do a celebration assembly.

Thanks – and hope you have a lovely summer of reading.

End of year thoughts.

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have come to the end of another very busy and eventful year at Temple Learning Academy. Thank you for the support you have shown us this year.

We have achieved several key milestones marking the progress and growth of our school. Firstly, all building work was completed this academic year. We are proud of our new building, how it looks and how it functions. ISG, our contractors, have gone on to win two regional awards for Temple Learning Academy and are nominated for national awards in autumn.

Our pupil numbers have increased from 42 in 2015 to a staggering 430 in September 2018. We are now running three of the four learning phases and will have pupils in Reception, Years 1 to 3 and in Years 7 and 8. We have become a ‘school of choice’ and are becoming oversubscribed on entry into Reception and Year 7. Our staff numbers have also increased from 9 in 2015 to 77 by September.