Teacher of Religious Studies/Citizenship, Keighley

Closing date:

University Academy KeighleyKeighley

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Religious Studies/Citizenship


To start January 2020

MPS/UPS (suitable for NQTs)

University Academy Keighley (UAK)

UAK is situated just 10 miles from Bradford city centre and is easily accessible by both car and public transport. We are experiencing times of change and are excited by what the future holds for all our staff, students and the community in which we serve. We are currently graded as Requires Improvement but for the last 3 years has obtained Progress 8 scores in line with national averages illustrating the significant potential for improvement. UAK is due to join the ambitious and expanding Carlton Multi-Academy Trust later this year. The MAT has grown out of the success of Carlton Bolling College, a large Bradford secondary school. Carlton Bolling has been on a rapid improvement journey over recent years, which has seen the school progress from an Ofsted rating of Inadequate (Special Measures) to Outstanding in just under two years. 

Your new role

Firstly, you can be assured if you join the team at UAK that you will be part of a supportive, hardworking and committed team. We care about our staff and work hard to ensure your personal development is a priority in order to support your career aspirations and goals. We invest in training and CPD programmes both internally and externally to ensure you are equipped with the tools and skills to be the best you can be. You will be joining a department that is well resourced and you will be expected to teach across the age and ability range. You will act as a Form Tutor and you will monitor and develop under achievement working closing with the faculty leader.

What you will need to succeed

You may currently be an experienced teacher looking for a new challenge or a newly or recently qualified teacher looking for a school who will offer a tailored programme of support and development and new opportunities as your career progresses with us. We ask for a positive attitude to change, a sense of humour and an individual who will stretch the skills and imaginations of our students and one who is committed to raising standards of attainment and engagement in all aspects of learning. A commitment to a culture of continuous improvement within an inclusive environment you will have the ability to motivate and inspire students and possess a high level of interpersonal and communication skills.

What you will get in return

We are a small school with motivated and respectful students. You will benefit from an excellent teaching environment housed in a new, purpose built and well- resourced building. With an excellent mentor programme to support newly qualified teachers and tailored CPD built around your current skills and experience you can be confident that your personal development will be at the top of our priority list. Choosing the ‘right’ school to build and further your career aspirations is an important decision and we welcome and encourage prospective applicants to come and visit us where you will see first-hand our facilities, resources and more importantly our delightful young people.

To have an informal, confidential discussion, to find out how to apply or to arrange a visit, please contact Karyn Wright on 01535 210333 or email kwi@uak.email

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Monday 21 October 2019

Interview date: To be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

More about University Academy Keighley
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Greenhead Road, Utley, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6EB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1535 210333
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3

The University Academy Keighley is no ordinary Academy. It is an exciting vision, led by the University of Bradford, which will bring together diverse learning opportunities that are linked to community and commercial entrepreneurship to benefit stud...