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Job details
Employer University Academy Keighley
Location Bradford
Salary Leadership scale L3 £40,958 – L7 £45,290 (up to L11 for an exceptional candidate)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Easter 2017 (or sooner)

The University Academy Keighley is an improving, multi-cultural, 11-18 Academy situated in very close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within easy reach of Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and surrounding areas. Students’ achievement both academic and social are the focus of all at the Academy. The Academy building is exceptional, only a few years old and well resourced. We are soon to be part of the Wakefield City Academies Trust who deliver powerful school-to-school support and professional development in the areas key to raising achievement across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

We are seeking to appoint a Lead Teacher of Science who will play a key role in raising teaching and learning standards. We are looking for someone who has the ability and willingness to set and maintain high standards and who is enthusiastic and has a collaborative approach. The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom teacher and will have experience of leading teaching and learning. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible so ideally after February half term or Easter at the latest (sooner if possible!)

The successful candidate will have:

  • Good Honours Degree
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Good knowledge of the National Curriculum
  • Evidence of collaborative and effective working with teams of staff
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

In return we can offer:

  • A supportive team of staff and school leaders to ensure success in the role
  • An exciting time to join us as we move to become part of Wakefield City Academies Trust
  • Exceptional school building which is well resourced

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to really make a difference and be part of our successful team. For an application form and to discuss this opportunity further please contact our recruitment partner Paula Read at Hays Education on 0113 2003710 or email

We welcome visits to the school which can be arranged by contacting Paula Read at Hays Education.

The closing date for applications will be Thursday 1st December at 10am
Interviews will be held week commencing 5th December

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.

About the employer

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...

Information about University Academy Keighley
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Greenhead Road
West Yorkshire
BD20 6EB
United Kingdom