Teacher of History, Bradford, West Yorkshire

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St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic CollegeBradford, West Yorkshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of History

Salary: MPS or UPS

Required for September 2018

A permanent Teacher of History job opportunity in a school with rapidly improving results, a progress score of +0.22 and an environment where ‘the headteacher, supported by senior leaders, is determined that pupils should have the very best learning opportunities and school experience’ (Ofsted 2017).

Your new school

St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College is an over-subscribed, creative and ambitious school.  We have educated students across the city for over 100 years and we celebrate our rich heritage, as well as embracing a forward thinking 21st century curriculum, learning environment and ethos.

We are a highly aspirational learning community with a determined focus on strong teaching and a wide ranging co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. 

Being part of the team here, you will join an inclusive and diverse community where passion for learning and innovative ways of working are nurtured amongst all of our students and staff.

Your new role

As a new member of the History department, you will be joining a successful subject area which has good exam results and considerable popularity in option choices.  In 2016/2017 64% of students achieved GCSE grades A*-C.  The subject is a popular choice at A Level, with 60 students opting to study it in KS5.

As a teacher within the team you will be welcomed into a collaborative department who share workloads and resources and support each other to create fun lessons which focus on excellent results for our keen students.

What you’ll need to succeed

Applications are welcome from teachers with experience, as well as those who are newly qualified. However, a non-negotioable is that you will be a caring professional with a passion for your subject and a dedication to ensuring the very best outcomes for our students.

What you’ll get in return

Staff welfare is a priority at St Bede’s and St Joseph’s, we understand the importance of ensuring our team are supported, appreciated and developed professionally.  We have an emerging programme of wellbeing which includes staff residentials and we have plans to extend this further upon consultation with all staff.  We also offer all staff free access to our swimming pool and onsite gyms.  Our regular CPD sessions are focused on constant growth and improvement as teachers; training as coaches, NPQML / NPQSL training and “Teachmeets” are all regular features. Ofsted noted that;

‘teachers appreciate the coaching and other opportunities that exist to share good practice across the school. Staff value the training they receive with its clear focus on improving teaching.’ 

We are confident that new teachers joining our school will feel welcomed and happy and we encourage prospective applicants to visit school prior to applying.

We recommend that all prospective applicants visit our recruitment microsite:


To have an informal, confidential discussion and to find out how to apply, please contact Paula Read at Hays Education on 01132 003710 or paula.read@hays.com . 

Visits to the school can be organised by contacting Hays Education.

The closing date for all applications is 9am on Friday 16th March.

Interviews to be held the following week.

Committed to equality and opportunity and to safeguarding young people; enhanced DBS check required.

We welcome applications from candidates of all beliefs, faiths and denominations and request they are sympathetic to and supportive of our Catholic ethos.

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More about St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Ardor (Upper School), Highgate, Heaton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 4BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1274 941941
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