Subject Leader – Religious Studies and Citizenship

  • Contract type - Full Time, Permanent.
  • Salary range - £25,714 - £41,604 pa (MPS (£24,714pa - £36,961pa) / UPS (£38,690pa - £41,60 pa) plus Teaching & Learning Responsibility TLR2c Equivalent to £6,697pa)
  • Location - Bradford - Co-op Academy Grange
  • Closing date - April 24, 2022

Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire we’re looking for a Subject Leader – Religious Studies and Citizenship:


  • You’ll support the Director of Area in all aspects of the leadership and management of the Religious Studies and Citizenship subject areas.
  • You’ll ensure high standards of curriculum, teaching, marking, assessment and feedback lead to good and outstanding progress and attainment for all students within Religious Studies and Citizenship.
  • You’ll assist the Director of Area to inspire, motivate and influence staff, in securing the highest standards of teaching and learning in order to promote student progress.
  • You’ll assist the Director of Area to develop and embed, as required, a consistent approach to curriculum delivery, marking, assessment and feedback.
  • You’ll form part of a wider team of TLR holders who with the Director of Area lead the strategic direction of the Area.
  • You’ll assist in maintaining a secure and positive climate to learning and behaviour of students in the Area.
  • You’ll be accountable to the Director of Area for the effectiveness of the work that you lead and undertake.
  • You’ll take part in quality assurance processes and performance manage a range of staff within the area to secure improvements and provide opportunities for professional development.
  • You’ll develop and sustain relationships with others both within and outside of school.
  • You’ll contribute to the development of a whole school approach to the development of basic skills.
  • You’ll maintain knowledge and understanding of the school vision values and ethos, priorities, targets and action plans.


CLOSING DATE: midnight, Sunday 24 April 2022



The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and Application Form PART B and email them to:

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for twenty nine academies in Leeds, Wirral, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.

You’ll join a talented staff team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves. As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development and progression across all phases.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our ‘Requires Improvement’ school (Ofsted January 2019), joining a highly motivated and forward-thinking staff team and contributing to our next level of successful development. Ofsted has judged that the school has improved after much hard work from the staff and students over the past two and a half years. Co-op Academy Grange are already working hard and looking to improve on the feedback given in the recent report. You can read the full report here: Get on board now because Co-op Academy Grange is back on track and going places. Following the merger with the Co-op Academies Trust, on 1 June 2019, this is such an exciting time to join us and make your mark on this journey.

What we offer:

  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
  • Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across Co-op Academy Grange
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/Continuing professional development

Co-op Academy Grange is an inspiring place to work and learn and as part of the Co-op Academies Trust, aims to secure excellence in all aspects of its work. We’re a larger than average inner-city academy, the largest school in south Bradford, within the Little Horton ward (BD5). 45% of households are described as either D- working class or E – non-working. 42% of properties have three or more bedrooms. The largest ethnic group is Pakistani at 43% (Bradford 20%) and second largest white British at 15% (Bradford 64%). 17% of people living in Bradford were born outside the UK. The 2011 census identifies 80% of homes in BD5 having one or more deprivation dimensions. Bradford authority identifies a clear correlation between wards with high deprivation and a lack of positive outcomes across a range of measures. We’re a highly inclusive school fully committed to improving a range of outcomes for our students. We make a real difference to the lives of our students and welcome applications from others who wish to join us in this important work.

“Co-op Academies Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.”

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.



Should you have any questions in regards to this role, or would like an informal discussion with the manager please contact Human Resources in the first instance on 01274 779662, or vial email to:

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