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Job details
Employer Beckfoot Thornton
Location Bradford
Salary MPS/UPS +TLR2b £4397
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018 or sooner

Head of Geography (Full-time permanent) MPS+ TLR2B £4,397  

Required for January 2018 or sooner

Beckfoot Thornton is in an extremely exciting period on its journey to becoming a truly great school having just joined the highly successful Beckfoot Multi Academy Trust.  It is a popular 11 to 18 school with approximately 1500 students on roll, including a very active Sixth Form of approximately 175 students. The school is fully inclusive and is set in the outskirts of the city of Bradford.   

As the successful candidate you will be joining Beckfoot Thornton at an exciting time of rapid change and refocusing of the school to ensure good or better progress is made by ALL of our young people.  

The role  

We are looking for a dedicated, inspirational and enthusiastic leader to join our team. You will lead a talented and motivated Geography Department, whose focus is aspirational outcomes for all students.  As the successful candidate, you will lead the team through this very exciting time and be instrumental in the department’s rapid development.  

The successful candidate will be provided with personalised professional development from the Beckfoot Teaching School.  This offer includes subject specific development, leadership development and coaching programmes.  This is in addition to the high quality Faculty and Whole school professional development provided to all staff.    In addition we offer: 

 • An opportunity to work at a school that forms part of the highly successful Beckfoot Multi Academy Trust which provides high teaching expertise with shared learning and collaborative working. 

 • Talented students who are eager to learn and inspired to achieve the best that they can 

• A highly skilled, committed and supportive team.   

Appointment process  

1. Complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the school’s website at   CVs will not be accepted.  

2. Write a letter of application of no more than two sides of A4, font no smaller than 11. In your letter please identify how your experience and personal qualities meet the requirements for the post and use this as an opportunity to identify your areas of specific strength in the role.  

3. Applications must be emailed to by no later than Monday 26 June 2017 at 9.00am.   Interviews will take place week commencing 26 June 2017. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to a successful DBS check and at least two previous employer references.  In accordance with the Immigration Act 2016, the successful applicant will need to speak fluent English.

About the employer

Information about Beckfoot Thornton
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years

Locations and contacts

Leaventhorpe Lane
West Yorkshire
BD13 3BH
United Kingdom
+44 1274 814 871