Your First Teaching Job

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 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

Dixons McMillan Academy: Principal Designate / Head of School (Dixons 6th Form Academy)

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £ Competitive salary for the right individual View more about this role  

Dixons Trinity Academy: Teacher of Music

Required for 01 August 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS View more about this role  

Woodside Academy : UKS2 Teacher (NPQML/NPQSL)

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Brackenhill Primary School: Positions Available for Class Teachers - Across Key Stages

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £- View more about this role  

Belle Vue Girls' Academy: Head of Post 16

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £TLR 1B £9,473 View more about this role  

Bradford Forster Academy: TEACHER OF MUSIC

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS View more about this role  

Belle Vue Girls' Academy: Teacher of Business and ICT

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS View more about this role  

Belle Vue Girls' Academy: Teacher of Science

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS View more about this role  

Bradford Forster Academy: Curriculum Leader for MFL

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £L1-6 View more about this role  

Immanuel College: Teacher of Music

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS/UPS (Plus access to an individually tailored CPD package) View more about this role  

East Morton CE Primary School : KS1 Classroom Teacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Ryecroft Primary Academy: Key Stage 1 Leader with Year 1 or 2 class responsibility

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS/UPS TLR2B View more about this role  

Shirley Manor Primary School : Teacher for KS2

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS. Applications from NQT’s Welcome View more about this role  

Delius Special School: TEACHERS: EYFS/PMLD/ASC experience welcome

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £NQT/Main/Upper Pay Range + SEN 1 View more about this role  

St Cuthbert & the First Martyrs' Catholic Primary: 2 x Class Teachers

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £- View more about this role  

Victoria Primary School : Assistant Headteacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £L3 - L7 View more about this role  

St Mary's and St Peter's Catholic Primary School: 2, NOR 244 (including Nursery) Two Key Stage 2 Teachers

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS View more about this role  

Thorpe Primary School: Reception Teacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £Main Pay Scale 1 - 6 View more about this role  

Farfield Primary School: Two posts – KS1 and KS2, Full-time

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £- View more about this role  

Cullingworth Village Primary School: Outstanding Main Pay Scale Teacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £Main Pay Scale View more about this role  

Christ Church Church of England Academy : Year 6 Teacher with a responsibility for Maths or English

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £M1 to M6 + TLR 2 View more about this role  

Stocks Lane Primary School: Upper Key Stage Two Teacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £Main Pay Scale View more about this role  

St Walburga's Catholic Primary School : Year 5 Class Teacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS/UPS View more about this role  

Eastwood Community School: Key Stage 2 Teacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £Salary dependent on experience NQTs / RQTs welcome to apply View more about this role  

Haworth Primary Academy : Headteacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £Salary negotiable depending on experience View more about this role  

Strong Close Nursery School and Children's Centre: Headteacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £L10 ‐ L14 View more about this role  

Abbey Green Nursery School and Children's Centre: Headteacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £L10 ‐ L14 View more about this role  

Wycliffe CE Primary School: Headteacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £Salary L16 – L22 (£57,077- £66,017) View more about this role  

Victoria Primary School : KS2 Class Teacher

Required for 01 September 2018. Permanent

Salary: £MPS View more about this role  

Dixons City Academy: Dixons Teacher Training (PGCE)

Required for 01 September 2018. Other

Salary: £- View more about this role  

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