TEACHER OF ENGLISH - GRANGE TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
MPS / UPS
Interview date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
So what can we offer? 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
In the meantime, please feel free to learn more about us by visiting our website www.southfieldgrange.org.uk, following us on Twitter @GrangeTech or finding us on Facebook www.facebook.com/grangetechnologycollege
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 Teacher of English. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher. 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.
For detailed information on this opportunity please refer to the attached Job Description, Person Specification. To find out more about us please also visit our website: www.southfieldgrange.org.uk/grange vacancies
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.