Mrs Prothero, Headteacher
Mr Moon, Head of Middle School
I have taught in just four Bradford Schools for the entirety of my professional life (37 years) including Bradford Christian School, of which I am the co-founder. I led the school as Headteacher for the past 27 years and am convinced, even more, of the need to offer an alternative to parents who want a authentically faith based education. As well as leading Bradford Christian school, I also provide teacher training for teachers in CST schools and beyond.
Mrs Horton, Head of DSP
Mr Walker, Deputy Head
Mr Prothero, Head of Upper School
Mark has taught since 1988, in the UK, Malawi, and Cambodia. His background is in Maths and Physics, but he has taught across the curriculum as needed. He has worked as a deputy head teacher of a large English comprehensive and has the NPQH qualification. In Cambodia he was head of secondary school, working with students from 11 to eighteen years old. His passion is allowing students to be the best they can be using the skills God has given them. He is keen for students to ask the difficult questions, particularly about faith, and he is interested in 'Sticky Faith' research from Fuller Youth Institute. FYI’s research confirms that it’s never too early or too late to start developing faith that continues to grow and lasts. Sticky Faith gives parents and leaders both a theological/philosophical framework and a host of practical relationship and programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers. Mark is keen to develop faith integrated learning practice across school.
Mrs Chadwick, School Business Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead.
I have worked at the school on and off for about 19 years. 17 Years as a volunteer and then the last 2 as a fully fledged member of staff. I attend Church on the Way in Idle and have been a member there for about 27 years. I am loving the challenge of my new role within the school and my 30 years in the civil service has certainly helped prepare me to be able to complete all the tasks that my new role requires me to do. Working in the school with God as the MD is something I have always wanted to do since it started and I consider it a true privilege to now be on staff here.
Bradford Christian School employs teachers with a wide range of experiences in working with children and young people.
Our staff includes two previous deputy Head teachers, a previous Head of Year, a previous Department Head and a previous senior manager with responsibility for developing excellence. We have members of staff who are qualified and experienced in working with children in other fields including youth work and community drama projects.
Our excellent staff team, who come from a variety of teaching backgrounds, have all endevoured to develop our distictly Christian approach to education as well as ensuring that high standards are maintained. The strength of our teaching staff is the quality of relationships they build with their students and a commitment to each child achieving their personal best.
Staff are committed to contributing to our vision to disciple children and young people as part of a quality education. The school is a member of the Christian Schools Trust, which provides in-service training for staff. Mr Moon, our Head of Middle School and School Founder, is also a teacher trainer for the CST and provides regular equipping and envisioning into the school. He is also an Ofsted trained schools inspector, bringing this professional perspective to the ongoing development of the school.
We draw on professional colleagues from our parent body to continuously develop the quality of education at the school through the governing body.
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Bradford Christian School exists to partner with parents in seeking to bring their children up in the ways of the Lord. We are an independent Christian school with a curriculum that focuses on the Bible and Jesus Christ in the lives of children and young people.
Students are encouraged to discover their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to maintain this in their futures.