Vacancies

Head Teacher

GRADE: L18-L24
CONTRACT: Permanent, full-time (required Summer Term 2020)
RESPONSIBLE TO: The Governing Board

JOB PURPOSE: To provide professional leadership and management of the school, its pupils, staff and premises, which will promote a secure foundation from which to achieve high standards in all areas of the school’s work.

A warm and welcoming two form entry primary school with “a drive for excellence” (Ofsted – 2018) is seeking a Head Teacher. Applicants should be existing head teachers or deputy heads, with demonstrable leadership ability and experience to maintain and build on the recent successes of this happy and diverse school in South Birmingham. A proven track record for improving pupil progress, in particular for SEND and Pupil Premium children, is essential. Applications welcome from highly motivated and inspiring individuals who can enthusiastically support our child-centred ethos.

The successful applicant will have the necessary skills and passion to help us achieve our school key priorities.

We encourage and welcome visits to the school. To arrange this, please contact Mrs Liz Smart, Business Manager by email: e.smart@cotridge.bham.sch.uk or by phone on 0121 464 2865.

To apply, please submit your application form and supporting statement by email to hr@sips.co.uk. Supporting statements should be no more than 1500 words and should explain how your skills and experience will support and drive forward the key priorities of the school.

The deadline for applications is Monday 4th November 2019.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 26th November 2019. During the week commencing Monday 18th November, applicants may be required to attend the school for a morning as part of the recruitment process. We reserve the right to close the application process early if sufficient suitable candidates apply.

Because of the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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