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Deputy Headteacher – Teaching & Learning

Birmingham City Council
Holte School Wheeler Street Birmingham B19 2EP
L23 to L27 (£76,122 to £83,956)
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

Job Details

Hours: Full time

Contract type: Permanent

Holte School

Wheeler Street


B19 2EP

Telephone number: 0121 566 4370

Email address:

Required April 2024

The Headteacher and Governors are seeking to appoint a dynamic and committed Deputy Headteacher with a passion for teaching and learning, and a proven track record of raising standards through working with and bringing out the best in others. The successful candidate must be an excellent practitioner, and will take the lead in ensuring the school continues to innovate in teaching and learning, facilitating high quality professional development that ensures outstanding provision for the young people we serve.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who:

  • is an established senior leader with a proven track record of creating a supportive culture that fosters quality professional development, coupled with ambition and high expectations, to continue to raise standards of teaching and learning and pupil outcomes is an outstanding classroom practitioner, bringing credibility to the position and who continually role models best practice both in and out of the classroom, inspiring both students and staff has a clear understanding of what constitutes highly effective teaching and learning, and a vision of how this can be implemented across a school, ensuring that all students receive a high-quality learning experience has high levels of emotional intelligence, enabling them to work effectively with staff at all levels, providing leadership as well as facilitating it in others forms strong relationships with all stakeholders, particularly those who are harder to reach is deeply ambitious for students, staff and the community we serve

We offer:

  • a supportive community and Governing Board a talented and hardworking staff team, who welcome new challenges and are committed to supporting and developing colleagues
  • enthusiastic students who are keen to learn quality continuous professional development opportunities to work in collaboration with partner schools, where available

Holte School is an oversubscribed, diverse, multi-racial, 11-18 community school and are one of only 8 schools across the country to be recognised as a ‘National IQM Inclusion Champion’ school. The school is on a shared site with both a primary and a special school, with plans to develop our sixth form facilities. The school's ethos emphasises high quality teaching to achieve excellence and enable our students to maximise their potential. We have the highest expectations around behaviour and standards, and this is achieved through working alongside passionate and dedicated colleagues who share this vision.

Our young people are proud of the school and their community and have high aspirations that we see reflected in their conduct and engagement. We also actively promote staff wellbeing, supporting colleagues in what is a challenging yet rewarding profession.

Please take the time to read our latest Ofsted Inspection (October 2023) which can be found on our school website. We hope this inspires you to visit us, as it is only by stepping into our school and meeting our students and staff, that you are able to appreciate the special place we believe this school to be.

Closing date: 29 November 2023, 10:00am

For further details and an application form, please download information from our website. A completed Teaching application form, recruitment monitoring form and supporting statement should be returned to Please arrange an appointment by contacting Cherise Hogan, HR Assistant, on 0121 566 4370.

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. 

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
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