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Finding your first role

Each year, Bradford schools employ about 500 newly qualified teachers - about 200 in secondary schools and around 300 in primary schools - so there are lots of opportunities to join us if you are looking for your first job.  

Jobs are advertised on schools' own websites, on our site here, on the "Prospects" jobs board, on the Government school teaching jobs website https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/ and often on national recruitment websites like the TES Online.

How should you choose where to apply?  These are our three top tips.

Make a conscious choice about the type of school that you want to target. 

Do you want to be in the heart of the city or in a more rural setting? What kind of school community do you want to join? Do you want to teach in schools where a high proportion of students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, where you could make greatest difference? Do you want a school that is part of a wider group of schools, such as a multi-academy trust? The important thing is to find a school that chimes with your values and ethos.  If you do, you are more likely to be convincing in your application and interview, and employers will recognise the fit. You can find a full listing of all Bradford's secondary and special schools on this site, with links to their websites. 

Check out what support is on offer to NQTs.  

The most important goal of your first job is to complete your induction. Bradford schools have already introduced the Early Career Framework (ECF) to support new teachers - a year a head of most other schools in England - so they are well placed to meet your development needs in your first job. If you can, visit the school before applying and ask about NQT support in the light of the new ECF arrangements (as well as getting a feel for the school in general).

Find a first job that will help you secure your second and third jobs. 

We know that most NQTs are looking for a first job to get started, but if you make a good choice with your initial post, it could help you springboard into your second and third roles more quickly.  So think about where you might like to be in 3-5 years.  How will your first job help you progress?  Will it give you experience of working in the types of environment that interest you most? Are there likely to be career progression opportunities within the school - or any of its partner schools?

Once you have decided on your job targets, spend time working on your application to make it personal and targeted specifically on the school to which you are applying.


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

Laisterdyke Leadership Academy: Teacher of English as an Additional Language

Required for . Permanent

Salary: MPS / UPS View more about this role  

Oasis Academy Lister Park: Teacher of Inclusion

Required for J January 2022. Permanent

Salary: M1 - M6 £25,714 - £36,961 View more about this role  

Beckfoot School: Nurture Teacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: Main/UPS View more about this role  

Ilkley Grammar School: Teacher of Design Technology (Specialism of Fashion & Textiles) - Maternity Cover

Required for J February 2022. Full time

Salary: MPR1-UPR3 View more about this role  

Laisterdyke Leadership Academy: Teacher of ISIC - Suitable for early career teachers

Required for . Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Green Lane Primary School: Teacher

Required for . Full time

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Cullingworth Village Primary School: Class Teacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Carrwood Primary School: ASD Resourced Provision Teacher - Maternity Cover

Required for . Full time

Salary: MPS 1 to 6 View more about this role  

Titus Salt School: Deputy Headteacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: Leadership Spine Range L22 - L26 View more about this role  

St Matthew's CE Primary School: 2 x Class Teacher with the potential for one to become EYFS Lead

Required for . Permanent

Salary: Dependent on experience View more about this role  

Horton Grange Primary School : Teacher

Required for . Full time

Salary: £25,714-£36,960 View more about this role  

St John The Evangelist Catholic Academy: Key Stage 2 MPS Teacher

Required for . Full time

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

High Park School: SEN Teacher

Required for . Permanent

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

: Primary Classroom Teacher - KS2 (Maternity cover)

Required for J January 2022. Full time

Salary: MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Chellow Heights Special School: Teacher

Required for . Full time

Salary: Teachers Main Scale M1 to M6. UPS if suitable SEN experience. View more about this role  

Peel Park Primary School: Headteacher

Required for J April 2022. Permanent

Salary: L18 to L24 (£64,143 - £74,295 fte pa) View more about this role  

Beechcliffe Special School: Headteacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: L24 - L30 (£74,295 to £86,061) View more about this role