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Class Teacher Fixed Term (maternity cover) - Old Park Primary

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Old Park Primary School, Old Park Road, Wednesbury WS10 9LX
Teacher Main Scale
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

Job Details

Required to start 9th January 2024

Come and join our teaching team at Old Park Primary School.

Ideally you will have experience of urban Local Authorities such as Sandwell and an understanding of the range of diverse needs that affect school life at Old Park. We place great value in our staff and provide CPD opportunities to ensure our high standards are maintained.  We actively encourage study, research, study and coaching and mentoring.  We are proud of our school and are committed to offering our children a vibrant and stimulating learning environment. 

The school is flexible. Therefore, the post could be in any key stage to best suit the strengths and experience of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent teacher.
  • Have high expectations.
  • Be committed to the holistic development of our children and their families.
  • Have the ability to motivate and inspire.
  • Be an active team member.

In return we can offer:

  • Well behaved children who are motivated to learn.
  • A welcoming and supportive staff team who work in imaginative and collaborative ways.
  • A committed Governing Body who makes a great investment in professional development.
  • A vibrant indoor and outdoor learning environment
  • A chance to make a difference to young lives.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. 


Closing Date: Friday 24th November at midday

Walk round: Wednesday 22nd November at 4pm (please contact the school to sign up for the walk around via

Teaching Observations:  From Monday 27th November (Times to be confirmed)

Interviews:  Wednesday 6th December (subject to change)

To apply for an application pack please contact the school on 0121 526 2669, email or go to our school website where you can access the application pack via our website:

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The school has a duty to safeguard our children and therefore expects all staff to adhere to our Safeguarding Policy and participate in annual safeguarding training.  We will forward a copy of our safeguarding policy with this application.

As part of the appointment procedure all staff have to undergo a DBS disclosure which will report cautions as well as convictions.   If you are shortlisted for the position we will also conduct an online search.

Pre-employment checks will be carried out in line with KCSIE


Full Time (Maternity Cover)


Teacher Main Scale


Old Park Primary School, Old Park Road, Wednesbury WS10 9LX

Closing Date:

Friday 24th November at midday

Supporting documents
Safeguarding Policy
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form


Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:

To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;

Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS
United Kingdom

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