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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

Beckfoot Thornton Academy: Teacher of Science

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS - UPS View more about this role  

Bradford Academy: Teacher of Business

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: Teachers Main Scale - dependant on experience View more about this role  

Eden Boys' Leadership Academy: Director of Learning English

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS + TLR 1 View more about this role  

Buttershaw Business & Enterprise Academy : English Progress Leader

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: Teacher main or upper scale View more about this role  

Buttershaw Business & Enterprise Academy : Maths Progress Leader

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: Teacher main or upper scale View more about this role  

Immanuel College: Teacher of Boys PE

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Bingley Grammar School: Teacher of Science (Biology)

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490 View more about this role  

Immanuel College: Teacher of Girls PE

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Bingley Grammar School: Teacher of Psychology

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490 View more about this role  

Beckfoot Priestthorpe Primary School : Class Teacher – EYFS/KS1/KS2

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: £25,714.00 - £41,604.00 View more about this role  

Beckfoot Oakbank Academy: English Teacher (Maternity) - Keighley

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: MPR-UPR View more about this role  

Beckfoot Oakbank Academy: Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPR-UPR View more about this role  

Immanuel College: Teacher of English with responsibility for Pupil Premium in KS4

Required for . Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS (TLR 2c £2,873) View more about this role  

Immanuel College: Teacher of English

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS / UPS View more about this role  

Burley Oaks Primary School: Year 6 Teacher

Required for . Full time

Salary: MPS/UPS pay scale dependent on experience View more about this role  

St William's Catholic Primary School: Assistant Headteacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: Leadership 4 - 8 View more about this role  

Low Ash Primary School: Full-time Key Stage 1 /Key Stage 2 Class Teacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2 View more about this role  

Baildon CE Primary School: KS2 Teacher with responsibility for PE

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: Main Scale plus TLR3 - £2500 View more about this role  

Wycliffe CE Primary School: Teacher 0.4 FTE

Required for J September 2021. Part time

Salary: £27,60 - £36,961 FTE, Actual £11,040 - £14,784 View more about this role  

Horton Park Primary School : Deputy Headteacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: L10 - L14 (£52,722 to £58,135) View more about this role  

Carrwood Primary School: Key Stage 2 Teacher

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: MPS M1-M6 View more about this role  

Knowleswood Primary School: Assistant Headteacher - Early Years/KS1

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: L5 - L9 View more about this role  

Miriam Lord Community Primary School: Class Teacher - Maternity Cover

Required for . Full time

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

St Matthew's CE Primary School: Teachers

Required for . Permanent

Salary: MPR + TLR for right candidate View more about this role  

Eldwick Primary School: Class Teacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: TMS View more about this role  

Thackley Primary School: Phase Leader & Class Teacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS & TLR2a View more about this role  

Wycliffe CE Primary School: Deputy Headteacher

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: L10 - L14 £52,723 - £58,135 View more about this role  

Wibsey Primary School: Class Teacher - Key Stage 2

Required for . Permanent

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

St Walburga's Catholic Primary School : Key Stage 1 Teacher

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Margaret McMillan Primary School : Class Teacher x 2

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: M1 - M6 View more about this role  

Westbourne Primary School : Headteacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: L17-L22 View more about this role  

Low Moor CE Primary School: Teacher KS1 or LKS2

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: £25,714 - £41,604 View more about this role  

Haworth Primary Academy : Class Teacher

Required for J September 2021. Permanent

Salary: M1-M6 View more about this role  

Newby Primary School: Early Career Teacher

Required for . Full time

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

St Columba's Catholic Primary School: Class Teacher Required from September 2021

Required for J September 2021. Full time

Salary: MPS / UPS View more about this role  

Crossley Hall Primary School: Assistant Headteacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: L4 - L8 View more about this role