Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College
Bradford, United Kingdom
About Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College
Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College is an ambitious, community focused academy of 1400 students serving an area of social deprivation on the southern edge of Bradford and 7 miles from Leeds. It is popular locally and has been a significant shaper of the new educational landscape in Bradford, including being at the heart of the Bradford Partnership. In September 2016 we became an academy within the Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT). Within BDAT, there is an exciting opportunity to work across a variety of growing diverse schools. This could include significant career development for the right candidate.
We moved into brand new school buildings in September 2008 funded by Building Schools for the Future.
· Departments are arranged in suites of rooms around increasingly well-used breakout spaces
· All teachers have a laptop
· All classrooms are equipped with projectors and the vast majority with interactive whiteboards
· All classrooms are provided with student laptops
The school is a harmonious community and students are almost always polite, pleasant and respectful. A new behaviour policy is focused on improving attitudes to learning and we are pleased with its impact. Student experience is a strength of the school and our recent SMSC audit was very complimentary.
The school is on a trajectory of significant improvement; results have improved every year for four years. The key benchmark of English and maths 4+ rose by 4% this year and the school achieved its best ever GCSE results.
Our partnership with BDAT is an exciting support to our strategy for further improvement in every aspect of school life. Buttershaw staff are already becoming involved in work across the Trust’s four secondary schools. As a new sponsored academy we will not be inspected until 2018; our clear ambition is that Ofsted inspectors will recognise consistent excellence in provision when they return.
For the successful candidate, this would be an ideal time to join what is an exciting and supportive team environment. It is also a great chance to make a difference for some wonderful young people.