Born in Bradford want to hear your views!

Born in Bradford is embarking on an exciting new project called ‘ActEARLY’. This will bring together different groups of people including researchers, policy makers and people living and working in communities from Bradford. We will be developing new and exciting projects to improve the health and happiness of families living in Bradford. The vision is […]

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Opportunity Area Governor Conference

Volunteer to be a School Governor Attention – All School Leaders, Governors and Employers This is a unique FREE opportunity to hear how you and your staff can play an essential role in shaping the futures of young people and how new and existing skills can benefit companies and schools. Speakers from a range of […]

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Bradford Opportunity Area – funding for literacy

As part of Priority 1 in our delivery plan (strengthening school leadership and the quality of teaching), the Opportunity Area invested in support for primary literacy in 31 Bradford schools. Methodology Schools were prioritised using a data-driven methodology. Each school was given a score in 8 equally weighted literacy metrics, which were: Proportion of students […]

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Essential Life Skills applications closed

The deadline for schools to submit applications for Essential Life Skills funding has now passed. No further applications will be accepted. Funding for activities has been delivered to all 206 schools and colleges in Bradford Opportunity Area. We thank schools for all their hard work in developing proposals, making applications and delivering activities for their […]

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Primary School Networking Event

As part of the Opportunity Area’s Primary Careers programme, in collaboration with Bradford Pathways, the first of four networking events between primary headteachers/teachers and employers will be held on the 29th March 2019 at Bradford City Football Club. The events are designed and developed in collaboration with primary school headteachers in order to support them build relationships with employers, […]

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Essential Life Skills monitoring returns

Every school in the Opportunity Area has received funding to deliver Essential Life Skills activities to their pupils. Each term, in order to evaluate impact, we ask as part of each schools’ grant agreement that you return the following monitoring return to OpportunityAreas.BRADFORD@education.gov.uk. A blank monitoring return can be found here.  

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DIVERSE LEADERS FOR TOMORROW – FREE FUNDED CLPD FOR BME LEADERS

This programme has been developed to tackle equality and diversity challenges and is for BME leaders aspiring to their next stage promoted leadership roles.  Participants will learn from each other and develop their effectiveness as leaders on a programme where they are in the majority. It explores the challenges and refines the existing tools of […]

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List Teaching Vacancies for free on new DfE teacher recruitment website

The Department for Education has recently launched the Teaching Vacancies website. This is a free teaching vacancy listing service for schools, and is intended to tackle the significant costs that schools face when recruiting and advertising for staff. Instead of paying for adverts, schools can list available jobs on the site for free. The service […]

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There’s still time to sign up for DfE funded CPD training for early career teachers

In case you haven’t heard about Accelerate yet, this exciting  new professional development programme is being led by Education Development Trust in partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching and is fully funded by the Department for Education. The programme has been specifically designed for teachers in the first five years of their career to help-fast […]

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