Science Progress Leader, Bradford

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Buttershaw Business and Enterprise CollegeBradford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 2a £6515 (TLR 1d £7699 may be available for an exceptional candidate)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

‘Training opportunities are wide-ranging drawing on the experience and expertise of staff within school’ Ofsted 2013

Situated in West Yorkshire, with quick links to the M62 and close to Leeds and the beautiful surrounding area, 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.  It is popular locally and has been a significant shaper of the new educational landscape in Bradford. 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. 

Learning has been transformed at Buttershaw with new opportunities, new facilities and new technologies. The curriculum is innovative with courses for all abilities and we are truly proud of our inclusive approach and our commitment to see every child reach his or her potential.  

The school is on a trajectory of significant improvement with the Progress 8 figure rising from -0.63 in 2015 to  -0.35 in 2016 and -0.18 in 2017. Last summer, over 90% of subjects improved GCSE progress. Sixth form results are also on an overall improving trend.

We now wish to appoint an inspiring and enthusiastic Progress Leader to teach within our science department. You will be joining a dedicated team which works with students of all abilities to remove specific barriers to learning and allow students to progress rapidly. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious teacher looking to further his/her career.  

The successful candidate may be eligible to claim reimbursement of his/her student loans repayments - please see the application pack for more details about the Bradford Dividend 

You will have:

• Experience of teaching science up to GCSE level in a good or rapidly improving department

• A proven record of achieving good results

• The passion and skills to bring the best out of our students

• A commitment to continuous professional development (CPD)

• Creative and engaging skills with the ability to enthuse and challenge students

We can offer: 

• Clear and shared values and expectations

• A commitment to tailored professional development

• Membership of a supportive team

• A stimulating work environment

If you have the vision and drive for excellence and you want to be part of an enthusiastic and well-resourced team we would like to hear from you. Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Anna Krywyszyn on 01274 676285, or by email at  

Applications must be received by the closing date of 9am on 23 May 2018. Interviews to be held on 24 May.

Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

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More about Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Reevy Road West, Buttershaw, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD6 3PX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1274 676 285