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Reception Class Teacher

Birmingham City Council
St Paul's Catholic Primary School, Sisefield Road, Birmingham, B38 9JB
£30,000 to £46,525
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

Job Details

Hours: Full time

Contract type: Permanent

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Sisefield Road


B38 9JB

Telephone number: 0121 464 1546

Email address:

Required for Spring Term 2024 (earlier start is available)

St Paul’s Catholic Primary School is a thriving and vibrant one-form entry primary school in its community. Being a fully inclusive school, we value every individual and the contributions they make. We want our children to experience the pleasure of achieving personal academic successes, linked to a strong sense of morality and fairness, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ within our Christian faith. At the school’s last Section 48 inspection, St Paul’s was judged to be a ‘Good Catholic school.’ Our most recent Ofsted Inspection judged it as a ‘Good School’, in November 2021.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Early Years teacher to join our happy, friendly, and supportive team on permanent basis in 2024. The successful candidate will share our values as a Catholic community and be committed to school improvement.

The successful candidate will:

• be fully supportive of our Catholic ethos and will be passionate about Catholic education

• have a desire and a passion to work with primary aged children

• have an excellent knowledge of the primary curriculum, and particularly the Early Years curriculum

• have an excellent understanding of pedagogy; how children learn and retain knowledge

• be creative and devoted to providing children with rich learning experiences

• have excellent teaching, organisation, and communication skills

• have good interpersonal skills, able to work effectively as a team member with colleagues, parents, and governors

• be committed to developing the whole child

• challenge pupils of all abilities and be committed to raising standards

• have a strong commitment to their own learning and professional development

We warmly welcome and encourage applicants to visit our school and to speak to the principal about the role. School visits are available Monday 20 November at 4pm and Friday 24 November at 2pm. If you cannot make these appointments, separate visits may be able to be arranged by contacting the school office on 0121 464 1546.

Closing date: 1 December 2023, 9:00am

Further information and an application pack are available from the Lumen Christi website or by contacting the school office via:

Interviews: Wednesday 6 December 2023

Please submit completed application forms via email:

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 When you have completed your application form this can be returned to 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:

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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