Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Cradley CE Primary School, Church Road, Cradley, Halesowen
56,082 - 77,195
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

Job Details

Cradley CE Primary School are seeking to appoint a Headteacher from September 2024. Our current headteacher is retiring from their position and we are seeking to appoint a leader who is able to build on the achievements of the school as it progresses onto the next exciting phase of its development. Are you the person for the job?

Cradley Church of England Primary School is a voluntary aided school with 210 children on roll. (Pupil Admission Number is 30) and an Outstanding Ofsted rating (2022).

Please view our website at: www.cradleycofe.com for more information about the school, its achievements and the curriculum.

We actively encourage visits to our school to see just how special our children are and to meet the team. Please arrange directly with the school office by calling 01384 818230 to book a slot on one of the following dates:

  • Friday 23rd February 10.00 am
  • Thursday 29th February 10.00 am
  • Wednesday 6th March 10.00 am

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 10th March 2024

Shortlisting: 11th March 2024. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by telephone

Interviews: Tuesday 19th March and Wednesday 20th March 2024

N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.


  • has a passion for teaching and learning
  • sets high expectations for all;
  • is a strategic leader with a clear vision for future progress:
  • will inspire, motivate, challenge and support the pupils, staff, parents and wider community
  • is passionately committed to helping all young people to achieve success and set their own high aspirations;
  • has a clear vision of educational excellence, how to achieve it and the ability to make it happen
  • has excellent inter-personal, communication, analytical and organisational skills


  • children who are happy and confident and have real pride in their school and their own achievements
  • highly professional staff who are enthusiastic, innovative and dedicated to a shared vision to be the school of choice in the local community;
  • an active and supportive governing body which is committed to working with the Headteacher to continue the strategic development of the school, whilst acknowledging the significant pressure under which headteachers operate
  • a caring and supportive environment where every person matters; our vision extends to all team members

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

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Supporting documents
Headteacher Job Description.pdf
Headteacher Person Specification.pdf
Headteacher Recruitment Pack.1.pdf


From Monday 11th December 2023 an exciting change is happening for us as an organisation - we have implemeted a new system which will improve your candidate experience! To access your candidate portal for our new system, head to https://dudley.wm-jobs.co.uk/members/

If you have an application in progress with us on, or before, Monday 11th December 2023 – don’t worry, this will continue as it normally would and there will be no impact on your application or the process. More information on our new and improved system can be found on the WMJobs help pages

About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’ www.dudleyboroughvision2030.org.uk

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan www.dudley.gov.uk/council-community/plan-policies-and-strategies/council-plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All www.dudleyboroughvision2030.org.uk and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough www.allaboutdudley.info

Company info
01384 811300
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
West Midlands
United Kingdom

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