Co-op Academy Grange
Bradford, United Kingdom
About Co-op Academy Grange
Co-op Academy Grange
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Co-op Academy Grange is an inspiring place to work and learn and as part of the Co-op Academies Trust, aims to secure excellence in all aspects of its work.
We’re a larger than average inner-city academy, the largest school in south Bradford, within the Little Horton ward (BD5). 45% of households are described as either D- working class or E – non-working. 42% of properties have three or more bedrooms. The largest ethnic group is Pakistani at 43% (Bradford 20%) and second largest white British at 15% (Bradford 64%). 17% of people living in Bradford were born outside the UK. The 2011 census identifies 80% of homes in BD5 having one or more deprivation dimensions. Bradford authority identifies a clear correlation between wards with high deprivation and a lack of positive outcomes across a range of measures.
We’re a highly inclusive school fully committed to improving a range of outcomes for our students. We make a real difference to the lives of our students and welcome applications from others who wish to join us in this important work.
Why now and why here?
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our ‘Requires Improvement’ school (Ofsted January 2019), joining a highly motivated and forward-thinking staff team and contributing to our next level of successful development. We received a positive report from Ofsted. The inspectors from Ofsted stated in their report: “leaders and staff work extremely hard to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all pupils. They have created a culture which recognises each pupil as an individual, as well as continuing to develop an understanding of the community the school serves.” Led by Miss Mander and the senior staff, Ofsted has judged that the school has improved after much hard work from the staff and students over the past two and a half years. Co-op Academy Grange are already working hard and looking to improve on the feedback given in the recent report. You can read the full report here: https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/southfieldgrange/
Co-op Academy Grange are co-located with Co-op Academy Southfield, a Special Needs Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Get on board now because Co-op Academy Grange is back on track and going places. Following the merger with the Co-op Academies Trust, on 1 June 2019, this is such an exciting time to join us and make your mark on this journey.
Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for twenty-six Academies across Greater Manchester, Staffordshire & Merseyside and West Yorkshire with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.
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Want to find out more?
Find us online or pay us a visit: A core focus of our turnaround plan is to be open and engaging.
We have nothing to hide, we take pride in what we do and are committed to sharing information and celebrating our achievements. We are active on social media: Twitter @grangetech / Facebook www.facebook.com/grangetechnologycollege / Instagram @grangeoninsta and there is a wealth of information on our website where our prospectus is a good place to begin https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/southfieldgrange/
Alternatively, if you would like to look around our facilities and get a feel for the school, please contact our Human Resources Team to arrange an appointment via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The headteacher provides strong leadership and has been able to develop the leadership and management capacity in the school in a relatively short period of time”- Ofsted, Jan 2019
“leaders and staff work extremely hard to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all pupils. They have created a culture which recognises each pupil as an individual, as well as continuing to develop an understanding of the community the school serves. The curriculum and pastoral support pupils receive, prepares them well for life in modern Britain.”- Ofsted, Jan 2019
“Pupils report they feel safe in all areas of the school and have confidence in the staff, who are always available to support them when they have concerns."- Ofsted, Jan 2019
The new leadership team is quickly developing a more purposeful approach to its individual and corporate leadership."- Ofsted, July 2017
The headteacher has remained unrelenting in her pursuit of improvement in all the areas identified at the last inspection."- Ofsted, July 2017