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Applying for your first job

If you are poised to fill in the application form for your first teaching job in Bradford, we can offer you some help.

We asked school leaders in Bradford what they look for when they read applications from Newly Qualified Teachers.  This is what they told us.

  • Do your research and make your application relevant to the school. It should feel like an application that has been written for that school in particular, not just any school. There are lots of ways to do that. If you have visited the school, make some reference to what you saw. Read the latest Ofsted and use the information to tailor what you write in your application. Show that you have researched the school's location and community, and say why you would enjoy working there.

  • Offer some evidence that you are able to make an impact. Use an example from your placements, or from your wider experience, to show that you understand the importance of impact.  It does not have to be a large scale example. In the classroom, how did you make a difference for individual students?  How did you know? How did you measure it?

  • Show that your values are in line with the school.  What is it about the school's mission and ethos that attracted you to apply? Is there something distinctive about the school's curriculum offer and/or pedagogical approach that attracts you? Is it something about the school's community?  Show your commitment to the school's values and how you might contribute towards them.  Most of all, show a commitment to learning and children and young people in your application! 

    Many job interviews are taking place remotely because of Covid restrictions. We liked the advice in this TES article for how to prepare and shine in an online interview.

    We asked Bradford school leaders what they look for in job applications and what makes a good interview. Watch our videos below to find out what they say...

 

 

For the latest vacancies in Bradford Schools

Beckfoot Oakbank Academy: Teacher of PE

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPR-UPR View more about this role  

Beckfoot Oakbank Academy: Teacher of Humanities (preferred specialism)

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPR-UPR View more about this role  

Co-op Academy Southfield: Generic Specialist Teacher

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS (£25,714pa - £36,961pa) or UPS (£38,690pa - £41,604pa) PLUS, SEN Allowance View more about this role  

Laisterdyke Leadership Academy: Teacher of Mathematics

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Tong Leadership Academy: Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Required for J September 2021. Part time

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Co-op Academy Grange: Teacher of Design Technology (Textiles)

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: (UNQ £18,169pa to £28,735pa) (MPS £25,714pa to £36,961pa) prorata View more about this role  

The Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School : KS2 Primary School Classroom Teacher 1.0 FTE

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: MPS 1-6 View more about this role  

The Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School : KS2 Primary School Classroom Teacher 0.4 FTE

Required for J September 2021. Part time

Salary: MPS 1-6 View more about this role  

Poplars Farm Primary School: Reception Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: MPS £25,714 to £36,961 View more about this role  

High Crags Academy : Vice Principal

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: LPS10 - LPS15 (£52,723 to £59,581) View more about this role  

Appleton Academy: Assistant Head of Year

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: Band8/SO1 SCP17-25£20,523 - £25,022 View more about this role  

Christ Church Church of England Academy : Teacher KS2

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Co-op Academy Delius: Full Time Permanent Teacher

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: NQT/Main + SEN 1 View more about this role  

Cavendish Primary School: Reception Class Teacher

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Beckfoot Oakbank Academy: Year Team Leader

Required for J September 2021. Part time

Salary: FTE £27,741 - £29,577, actual £24,162 - £25,761 View more about this role  

St John The Evangelist Catholic Academy: Key Stage 2 MPS Teacher (Fixed Term)

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Merlin Top Primary Academy : Phase Leader EYFS/KS1 with TLR

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: M1-UPS3 with TLR 2 View more about this role  

Stocks Lane Primary School: Lower Key Stage Two Class Teacher

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS/ UPS View more about this role  

High Park School: SEN Class Teacher - To cover Maternity Leave

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: MPS/UPS plus SEN Point View more about this role  

Hoyle Court Primary School: Headteacher

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: L15 (£59,581) - L21 (£69,031) View more about this role  

Beckfoot School: Head of Year

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: SO1 SCP 23 - 25 View more about this role  

Stocks Lane Primary School: Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher - Year 5 Class

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: MPS 1-6 View more about this role