A taste of life on the school front line

Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT and Northern Lights SCITT

Budding maths and physics teachers have been given first hand experience of life in the classroom thanks to an innovative internship programme run in Bradford.


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Getting ahead with peer support

Bradford Opportunity Area

New and aspiring headteachers in Bradford are benefitting from a dedicated programme designed to support their personal and professional development during the early stages of their new roles.


Book Now: Teacher Retention Summit 2019: Using Evidence to Improve Teacher Retention

Bradford for Teaching

Exploring the evidence around teacher retention to help school leaders create or refine their own teacher retention strategy, to keep more high quality teachers in the profession for longer.

Michelle Long

View from the research front line

Michelle Long, the Principal of Bradford’s Dixons Music Primary, has recently helped to co-author Improving Behaviour in Schools, a comprehensive research overview published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).


Celebrating new teachers trained in Bradford

Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT

We have some fabulous new teachers starting in classrooms across Bradford and surrounding areas in September who have just qualified through the training provider Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT.


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Bradford dividend...

We value good teaching and great teachers in Bradford. And we invest in them.

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Student Loan Reimbursement

All eligible teachers in Bradford are able to apply for a reimbursement of their student loan payments made in the first ten years of their careers, starting from September 2018.


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Support for newly qualified teachers

From 2020, all new teachers in Bradford will get special early access to additional benefits to support them in their first two years of teaching.


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Research-led Development and Progression

We are committed to evidence-informed practice in all our schools. We want every teacher in Bradford schools to have access to the latest knowledge in teaching and learning.


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Leadership Scholarships

Scholarship funding is available to support Bradford teachers seeking National Professional Qualifications (NPQS) to develop their career.



Train to teach/ NQT Welcome Conference

Hosted by City of Bradford Appropriate Body in association with local teaching unions
18th September 2019


Train to teach/ The importance of leadership in establishing school culture.

Star Leadership Lecture
26th September 2019, 16:30 to 18:30


Train to teach/ Bradford for Teaching: Teacher Retention Summit 2019

Using Evidence to Improve Teacher Retention
4th October 2019, 8:30 to 16:00


Train to teach/ The centrality of the quality of teaching.

Star Leadership Lecture
12th December 2019, 16:30 to 18:30


Train to teach/ The value and use of assessment

Star Leadership Lecture
16th January 2020, 16:30 to 18:30


Train to teach/ The role of accountability and performance management in successful schools.

Star Leadership Lecture
19th March 2020, 16:30 to 18:30


Train to teach/ The importance and quality of communication and consultation.

Star Leadership Lecture
30th April 2020, 16:30 to 18:30


Director of Professional and Career Development

Required for: J January 2020

Vacancy type: Permanent Salary: L16-L23 £57,934 - £68,667 p.a. (Pay award pending)


Population of Bradford

£10 billion

9th largest economy of any UK city

153 languages spoken

by children at bradford schools


public parks in bradford

42% of population

is under 30

24% of the population

is under 16

1/3 of the population of bradford

are from minority ethnic backgrounds

32% growth in last 10 years

of city economy in bradford

fastest growing economy in Yorkshire

Second only to Manchester

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