Second in Area - Science, Bradford

Closing date:Expiring soon

Grange Technology CollegeBradford

Date posted:
Start date: April 2018 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR1b (equivalent to £9378 pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

SECOND IN AREA - SCIENCE  GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE

Grange is a secondary academy located at the Southfield Grange Campus in the city of Bradford.  We serve some of the most disadvantaged students in the country and can offer a unique and rewarding environment for committed and highly skilled professionals who are interested in pursuing an extraordinary challenge in teaching.  

Why now and why here?  Let’s be honest, in May 2016 Grange was graded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted and placed into special measures.  We are now under new, experienced leadership who have a track record of success in similar circumstances.  Now is the time to do things differently and better and the work is well underway.  We have now received three monitoring visits by Ofsted who on all three occasions confirmed that “leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures.”  The subsequent Ofsted monitoring letters give detailed evidence of our progress against a rigorous school improvement plan which is being constantly evaluated and reviewed.  Read the letters in full at www.southfieldgrange.org.uk/grangeofsted  Most recently, in the summer of 2017 we were delighted to report improved examination results both at GCSE and A Level, further evidence of our development as we aim to make Grange great again.   

We know where we stand and have high aspirations to turn the school around to a grading of ‘good’ within two years.  Our progress since May 2016 demonstrates that with the right people, a systematic approach and consistent application we will achieve this aim.  This is a time of great opportunity at Grange to be part of a journey and to achieve the ultimate aim of giving our students the very best start in life; the start they deserve.  Get on board now because our school is back on track and we are going places. 

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 encourage potential applicants to visit and look around the school. Please contact our HR Team if you would like to arrange this: 01274 779662   If you would like to work in a modern, innovative building that is inspirational in design and focused on learning and teaching and you are ambitious, eager to develop your career, a learner and a highly skilled teacher with a passion for comprehensive inclusive education read on.  

We wish to appoint an inspiring and enthusiastic Second in Area for Science.  This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher with leadership experience.  You would be part of a department whose current emphasis is in developing pedagogy and practice.  We continue to focus on the very best practice in teaching and learning, and create positive learning experiences for our students.   

Our Science Department is: 

  • Committed to sustaining and improving results at all Key Stages 
  • Offers Core, Additional and separate Sciences at GCSE 
  • A highly collaborative and supportive department 
  • Delivering a range of courses at Key Stage 4 and 5 
  • KS3 we teach a thematic approach in year 7, 8 and 9 
  • KS5 A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics and BTEC Level 3 

The successful candidate will:  

  • Be able to support the Director of Area in all aspects of the leadership and management of the Science area.   
  • Be able to motivate others in the pursuit of continuous improvement within the Science Area. 
  • Have ability to teach Science and motivate students across all ability ranges 
  • Have a proven track record of success in the classroom at all key stages 
  • Be consistently good/outstanding teacher and be able to develop others 
  • Be committed, flexible and able to motivate students of all abilities   

To apply please visit the ‘work with us’ section of our school website: 

www.southfieldgrange.org.uk/grangevacancies 

In addition to submitting a Job Application Form.  Please also complete the Equal Opportunity Form and email this direct to:  hr@southfieldgrange.org.uk

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 28 January 2018 

Shortlisting:  Monday 29 January 2018 

Interview date:  Wednesday 31 January 2018  


Different & Better     I     Systematic & Rigorous     I     Open & Engaging  


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable young people and expect all staff, casual workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  Safer recruitment practices and procedures are in place to ensure a robust safeguarding culture.  The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and vetting check.  As required a “Teachers Prohibition Check”, “Section 128 Management check”, “Declaration of disqualification by association check” and “EEA teacher regulatory authority restriction check” will be undertaken. References will be undertaken and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: The Southfield Grange Campus, Haycliffe Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 9ET, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1274 779662
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