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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 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. In addition, we run tours of Bradford schools in the second part of the autumn term - register for our e-newsletter to make sure you get all the information.

Check out what support is on offer to NQTs.  

The most important goal of your first job is to complete your induction year successfully, so find out what you can about the support that schools are offering to develop NQTs.You will be assigned an induction tutor/mentor in all NQT posts, but check the job information for any more detailed information that the school is providing about NQT support. If you can, visit the school before applying and ask about NQT support (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 Priestthorpe Primary School : Passionate Y1 Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS/NQT View more about this role  

St Mary's and St Peter's Catholic Primary School: Headteacher (Interim)

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: L16 — L21 View more about this role  

Beckfoot Nessfield Primary School: Nursery Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Beechcliffe Special School: Teacher

Required for . Permanent

Salary: Salary to be confirmed dependent on experience (MPS/UPS + 1 or 2 SEN points) View more about this role  

Thackley Primary School: KS2 Class Teacher (initially in Year 5)

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Shipley CE Primary School: Class Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Thorpe Primary School: Key Stage 2 Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Dixons Allerton Academy: Primary Co-Teacher

Required for J August 2019. Permanent

Salary: £16,221 View more about this role  

Laisterdyke Leadership Academy: History Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: £23,720 to £39,406 per year View more about this role  

St William's Catholic Primary School: Headteacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: Range L12 - 18 (£52,414 - £60,755) View more about this role  

Beckfoot Thornton Academy: Teacher of Science

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Rainbow Primary School: Head of School

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: L15-L19 View more about this role  

St Matthew's CE Primary School: Class Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: _ View more about this role  

Eastwood Community School: Outstanding UKS2 Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: Main scale or UPS depending on experience / skills View more about this role  

Worth Valley Primary School : Primary Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Beckfoot Phoenix Primary Special School: Classroom Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: NQT/MPS/UPS plus 1 SEN allowance View more about this role  

Our Lady & St Brendan's Catholic Primary School: Class Teacher

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS - (Starting salary dependent on experience View more about this role  

St Anne's Catholic Primary School : Full-time Teacher for Foundation Stage

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS View more about this role  

Sandy Lane Primary School: Teacher (Year 5/6)

Required for J September 2019. Permanent

Salary: MPS 1 – MPS 6 View more about this role  

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