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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR / UPR Payscales

What skills and experience we're looking for

Whetley Academy are looking to appoint a Primary Teacher to join our academy in September 2024 on a full time permanent basis.

Whetley Academy is a dynamic and forward thinking three form entry school where staff and children are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. We serve a vibrant, diverse community with families from different ethnic backgrounds. Our children are proud to be at Whetley and we celebrate the many cultures and ethnicities we have. Students are respectful and caring towards their peers and adults.

Our recent Ofsted report continues to grade us as a ‘Good’ School, (Sept 23), with the report stating 'Pupils play and learn harmoniously.'

As a larger than average Primary Academy with approximately 500 pupils on roll, spanning from a 2 year old provision (Little Acorns) through to KS2. Located in the Girlington area of Bradford, our historic site has been serving the community since 1875, undergoing several updates to provide excellent classroom and playground facilities while preserving the history of our original buildings. We are fortunate to have multiple impressive murals painted throughout the Academy, making for an inspiring learning environment for pupils and staff alike.

Whetley Academy is continuing to improve in its approach to teaching and learning. Our recent Ofsted report commented that, 'Senior leaders have made curriculum development a priority. Subject leaders, alongside leaders in the trust, have created an engaging curriculum that precisely sets out what pupils should learn and when. Teachers speak highly about the training and coaching that they receive. This supports them to understand and teach the curriculum well.'

Pupils’ personal development is woven through the curriculum. Pupils learn about the lives and achievements of people from a range of backgrounds and ethnicities. They have a deep knowledge of different cultures and religions. They learn to be respectful, tolerant and fair with each other. Leaders are aspirational for all pupils and promote understanding of future career opportunities effectively. They are determined to ensure that pupils are well prepared for future life.

Our data shows that children make accelerated progress even when they join us after EYFS. Collaborative opportunities with colleagues in other Delta schools and access to high quality CPD are available to support your career development. We work closely with the local community and offering parent classes as well as a community Pantry for all to benefit from.

What the school offers its staff

We offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits with this post including:

  • Financial: offering unlimited access to a huge range of discounts on holidays, days out, retailer and cashback deals inc. Curry’s, John Lewis, Tesco and B&Q to name but a few.
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing: discounted & flexible gym memberships, eye care vouchers, cycle 2 work/Technology scheme, free annual flu jab and 24/7 access to a market leading Employee Assistance Programme providing expert information specialist advisors trained by Citizens Advice and access to professionally qualified counsellors accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Motoring: access to an employee vehicle leasing scheme*, discounted vehicle repairs and discounts on car/van hire.
  • Pension: excellent employer/employee contributory pension scheme with the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • Personal and professional: we offer a range of training and development opportunities for you to grow and develop.

*Subject to ensuring NMW is maintained.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at https://www.deltatrust.org.uk/careers-with-delta/

Visits to the academy would be warmly welcomed by appointment. Please contact the academy on 01274 422041 if you would like to arrange a visit.

Further details about the role

In accordance with DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education, an online search will be completed on all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any relevant information will be discussed further with the applicant during the recruitment process.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

Delta Academies Trust undertake to treat all applicants for posts fairly and not to discriminate unfairly against volunteers or paid staff who voluntarily reveal that they have a criminal conviction. Equally, we will not discriminate unfairly against volunteers or paid staff where a Disclosure and Barring Service check reveals a criminal conviction or other information about offences.

Therefore, we will consider job applicants who have a criminal record based on their skills, abilities, experience, knowledge and, where needed, qualifications and training. However, our approach depends on the job, and whether it is covered by, or exempt from, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. However, it is important to note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may limit the numbers of interviews offered to people with and without a disability.

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Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Whetley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
517 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01274 422041

Whetley Academy is a dynamic and forward thinking three form entry school where staff and children are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. We serve a vibrant, diverse community with families from different ethnic backgrounds. Most of our children have English as an additional language or are new to English. Mobility is higher than average which means we regularly have children who join us later in school having no prior school experience and little or no English. Staff work extremely hard to provide a tailored curriculum meeting the needs of all children. Children are taught a wide and language rich curriculum enabling them to learn and apply new skills and knowledge in order to achieve highly.
The ethos in school is one of positivity and openness and staff discuss and support each other in order to raise standards and improve outcomes for all pupils. This dialogue and CPD provides opportunities to accelerate pupil’s learning and to develop staff.
Stakeholders work hard to support school in our drive to achieve and we pride ourselves on working alongside families and the community so that children feel supported in all areas of their lives, making for happy and contented children who are ready to learn and succeed.

Arranging a visit to Whetley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@deltatrust.org.uk.

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