EYFS Phase Leader and EYFS Class Teacher

Birmingham City Council
Brookfields Primary School Ellen Street Birmingham B18 6PU
MPR/UPR plus TLR 2.2, £5193.34 (2022 rate)
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Hours: Full time

Contract type: Permanent

Brookfields Primary School

Ellen Street


B18 6PU

Telephone number: 0121 675 1897

Email address: enquiry@brookfields.createpartnership.org.uk

Required April 2024


The Board of Directors is seeking a talented individual to join our leadership team as a Phase Leader (PL) from Easter 2024. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and outstanding EYFS teacher with a proven track record of impact on standards as a leader across the early years and primary range. PLs will provide leadership oversight of all classes in a phase and take responsibility for the whole curriculum, standards, and progress. Once appointed PLs may lead different phases from year to year. PLs will effectively lead a school within a school, working directly to the AHT or DHT and focusing on the standards and progress of each child in their phase. We want to hear from talented, ambitious Early Years teachers seeking opportunities to develop their coaching and leadership skills.

You will have a proven record of:

  • providing consistently excellent classroom provision resulting in high levels of pupil enjoyment and progress dedication to leading and promoting high quality teaching and learning identifying school improvement priorities and strategically planning for their development contribution to sustained school improvement leading by example, embedding excellent practice and being committed to meeting the learning needs of all children a degree-level qualification and Qualified Teacher Status the ability to coach and motivate colleagues to achieve individual and collective targets experience of sustained delivery of outstanding attainment and achievement experience of innovation and creativity to engage, enthuse and progress learners strong subject knowledge across the Early Years

You will be:

  • an outstanding and experienced EYFS teacher with strong, up to date knowledge of the new EYFS framework and curriculum a committed team player with excellent organisational and motivational skills. someone able to demonstrate the ability to mentor and coach teachers, and support staff, drawing on their extensive knowledge of EYFS pedagogy and curriculum planning someone who is committed to Brookfields and demonstrates the values of the school daily someone who is committed to SEND inclusive practice someone who will take a leading role in building effective partnerships with parents self-motivated, dynamic and has the ability to both challenge and support colleagues

Create Partnership Trust was formed in September 2016 by Greet Primary School and Conway Primary School. They were joined in January 2017 by Hodge Hill Primary School and November 2018 by Brookfields Primary School. All are supported by CREATE CENTRAL, a growing team of specialists building the MAT’s infrastructure.

The vision for Create Partnership Trust encompasses the growth of an inspirational family of schools, built on a peer support and challenge model, so that barriers to optimum achievement are removed and where effective practice is systematically shared.

Create Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our safeguarding policy documents you are encouraged to read this policy prior to applying to work with us.


Informal visits are encouraged and welcomed; Please contact Louise on 0121 675 1897 to arrange.

Closing date: 30 November 2023, 9:00am

Please apply online or for more information about the role please contact Louise on 0121 675 1897 or email enquiry@brookfields.createpartnership.org.uk

Louise will also make arrangements for you to visit the school informally or hold a conversation prior to application with the Headteacher, Leanne Mahony.

Applications using the Create application form (no CVs please) should be returned by time, date to email address above.

INTERVIEW: w/c 4 December 2023

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.




Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.

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Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
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United Kingdom

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