Are you looking for your next challenge? Do you relish the chance to work closely with great colleagues to make rapid sustained school improvement? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you.
What we offer:
Beckfoot Trust schools work in partnership with a shared ambition to provide outstanding education for our students. We want our students to love learning and be well placed to do something great with their lives. We create remarkable learning environments in which students expect success because of their ambitious attitude to learning, the challenge provided by staff and the support they receive at home. High quality professional development and leadership development training for staff are central features of our Trust. We leave no child left behind. We are committed to the workload and wellbeing of our staff.
What you offer:
In return, we are looking for someone who is visionary and ambitious, self-reflective, seeks feedback on their performance and is committed to their own development. Has the ability to motivate and inspire our students to achieve their best. ?An interest in a Curriculum for All, Inclusion and Vulnerable Learners. Being a team player is essential. A commitment to whole school improvement and a willingness to embrace the Trust’s values, core purpose and collaborative principles.
We strive to attract, develop and retain the very best people and to be the ‘Employer of choice’.
To apply please fully complete the online application form.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful staff will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
About Oakbank School
We are an 11-18 comprehensive school in the heart of Keighley in West Yorkshire. We are one of the 10 schools that make up the Beckfoot Trust which serves schools in the Primary, Special and Secondary phases across Bradford, all within a 20 minute drive of one another. We have 1600 students in Y7-13 from right across the community and it is them that makes this school a great place to come and work in every day. I feel very proud to be the Headteacher and see the wonderful things that each of them do, day in and day out.
We are unique as a school as we have a thriving Sixth Form with a wide range of academic and vocational courses on offer. Post 16 education is a real strength of our school and we have been given SSAT awards for the progress and outcomes of students in Year 13 year on year. We have many students from this community who go on to University, especially the Russell group Universities including Oxford and Cambridge. We also have our own designated Wave 4 Inclusion provision supporting students with SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) needs. Our staff and students named this the Captain Tom Moore Centre after Captain Sir Tom Moore gave us his written permission to do so. As an ex-pupil at the school our students really aspire to be and do the great things that he achieved in his life. We are from Keighley and we can and do, do it!