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Teachers for Children Looked After – 5 posts, Bradford Council - The Virtual School for Looked After Children

Contract: Required for Autumn 2019 School: Bradford Council - The Virtual School for Looked After Children Location: - BD5 0QL Salary: MPS Hours: Closing date for applications: 10 May 2019

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Teachers for Children Looked After – 5 posts

Required for Autumn 2019


Established and based at: The Virtual School for Children Looked After

Sir Henry Mitchell House, 4 Manchester Road, Bradford, BD5 0QL

Unique school

The Virtual School is dedicated to ensuring the District’s looked after children and young people achieve their potential. We support schools’ proactive planning, react to the unexpected and remove barriers to progress.

Unique pupils

Bradford’s 1163 looked after children are located within and beyond the District. The Virtual School works to ensure that every child receives the best start in life that we, as corporate parents, can provide.

Unique colleague required

You will be a proactive, self-motivated and tenacious teacher with a background in either the primary or the secondary age ranges, core subjects or SEN/Inclusion who finds problem solving and role-diversity stimulating. Colleagues joining the team will work in the primary or secondary sectors to ensure each looked after child has an appropriate educational offer, co-ordinate, attend and where appropriate, lead on CLA related issues, particularly PEPs, manage cases through strategic and hands-on support, track progress and facilitate involvement of partner agencies within an agreed area. It is our intention that one of the posts recruited to will be required to have, as part of their portfolio, responsibility for the educational provision for children placed in the care of Bradford’s residential homes.

A pre-application discussion with Ken Poucher (Virtual Head) or Rita Kumar (Deputy Head) is strongly encouraged to fully appreciate the unique opportunities these posts offer.  Telephone:  01274 439623 or email:

Closing Date: Friday 10th May 2019

Shortlisting: Monday 13th May 2019

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 20th May 2019

To apply for this post please go to:

 Virtual School posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


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Contact details

Name: Ken Poucher Tel: 01274 439623 Email:

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