Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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About our Teaching School

Beckfoot Teaching School takes responsibility for the professional standards of the Trust’s staff, it is the conduit through which our schools network with each other.

It co-ordinates the School Direct teacher training programme and apprenticeship schemes to recruit the next generation of teachers. It develops and leads the highly successful Trust professional development and leadership programmes.

Core Purpose

The Beckfoot Teaching School aims to be recognised both locally and nationally as an example of best practice in the delivery of Professional Development and has a measurable impact on performance of learners.

Achieving Success

The Beckfoot Teaching School will provide bespoke Professional Development to create great schools where outcomes for learners are ranked in the top 20% by comparison with students in similar schools.

Key Principles of the Beckfoot Teaching School

  • We promote a culture of highly visible and positive leadership which is absurdly ambitious for our learners, this ethos underpins our leadership development programmes at all levels.
  • We cherish our staff; we know them, recognise talent at all stages of a professional career and provide targeted, sustained investment to create a world class organisation.
  • Our relentless focus on Teaching & Learning informs our strategic plan, our vision, values, and culture resulting in highly effective systems and professional development.
  • Incisive and accurate self evaluation informs leadership and T&L programmes for all leaders in all schools, in all phases – we know our staff.
  • We recognise the exceptional talent in the Trust; we nurture our best to be world class.

Four key strategic priorities over the next three years.

1. Identify consistently good and outstanding teachers from across our Trust and beyond with a view to supporting them to build their capacity, work as subject leads or as coaches, and to gain SLE status.  This applies to all phases.
2. To establish high impact, vibrant, subject networks across the Beckfoot Trust that will drive improvement in each school and create the remarkable learning environments that are at the heart of our Core Purpose statement.  We aim for these Subject Networks to be cross phase wherever possible.
3. To provide a pipeline of Professional Development for all teaching staff regardless of career stage or personal ambition.  Carefully crafted programmes enable all teachers to become world class leaders – Leadership Development programmes, Teaching & Learning enhancements and Coaching Professional development are used to secure practice that is more effective and delivers better outcomes for learners.
4. To provide Initial Teacher Training, of the highest possible quality, through our hugely successful Schools Direct provision.  Exceptional training and development to grow truly world class teacher.

Building a legacy of Creating Remarkable Schools so that our learners and our staff can Enjoy Learn Succeed