Message from Executive Principal
Thank you for requesting details about a teaching role at Bradford Academy.
I have lived and worked in Bradford throughout my teaching career. It holds a vibrant, diverse community and possesses unique character. Its diversity reflects Britain. The Academy plays an important part in preparing young people for life in our complex society. Students are prepared to be active participants in their own communities through developing relationships and understanding the importance of exercising their voice. We hold this dear and believe it to be a major reason behind our success. We are developing leaders for the future; both staff and students.
You have shown interest in us at an exciting time. We have recently celebrated our tenth anniversary and continue to be judged by Ofsted as a good school. Having expanded our age range with students from the ages of 2 to 19, you will appreciate that this is no mean feat and we don’t sit still.
I have worked at the Academy since its inception and am incredibly proud of our achievements. Success is down to working hard. We listen to each other. We do not shy away from challenge.
Why do you want to work for this Academy? I would ask you reflect on the following:
You need to be committed to improving the life chances of our students for whom educational success is the only secure route to raising the quality of their future lives. Can you demonstrate how you would contribute to our team to get results? We need talented people with a proven track record of effectiveness based on a thorough understanding of why you have been successful. You get things done.
We need colleagues who share our values and aspirations. You will be rewarded by access to the highest quality CPD through our talent management strategy.
Does this resonate with you? Are you inspired? Then start your journey and submit your application.
Re-affirmed as “Good” by Ofsted, we have proved that we are consistently good and have been since we opened our doors in 2007.
We have grown rapidly since then with learners starting with us at the age of two and leaving as young adults at nineteen.
If you share our ambition, are not frightened of hard work, and want to work at a school where every student is known, valued, understood and guided then we want to hear from you.
In return, we offer you nationally recognised training and development through an assessment of your strengths, areas for development and personal ambitions. In the same way that we get to know learners so that we can deliver the best for them, we invest in getting to know you so that you can give your best. Being the best is our daily mantra.
Bradford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All successful candidates will be expected to undergo an enhanced DBS check and any offer of employment will be subject to its return plus receiving satisfactory references, children’s barred list check and section 128 check (where relevant). Teaching staff will also be subject to a ‘Prohibition to Teach’ check.