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Lead Practitoner

Birmingham City Council
St Francis' Catholic Primary School, Brougham Street, Birmingham, B19 1PH
L6 to L8
Closing date
9 May 2024

Job Details

Job start date: 1 September 2024  

Hours per week: Full time  

St Francis Catholic Primary School
Brougham Street
B19 1PH
Telephone number: 0121 464 5072

Contact Email:

Contract type: Permanent

The Governing Body of St. St Francis’ Catholic School are seeking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic practising Catholic, or someone sympathetic to the Catholic Ethos, to the post of Lead Practitioner (AHT) of our school as from 1st September 2024.

St Francis’ Catholic School is a thriving and vibrant two form entry primary school. It is a fully inclusive community where every individual, and the contributions that they make, are valued. We want our children to experience the pleasure of achieving academic successes, alongside a strong sense of morality and fairness, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. The school is judged both by Ofsted and by our last Catholic School’s Inspection to be a ‘Good’ school.

The successful candidate will:

· be a practicing Catholic or sympathetic to, and supportive of the Catholic ethos.

· be a role model with a clear vision for Catholic education and a commitment to nurturing and promoting our school’s distinctive ethos

· work with the Head Teacher, Deputy Head and other Phase Leaders to take a key role in the Leadership and Management of the school

· is someone who will strive to maintain and further enrich the teaching and learning within our school

· is a leader and innovator who encourages, enthuses and motivates the school community through excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

· be an exemplary teacher, sharing excellence and expertise in the development of all staff

· have a role which includes a class commitment, with guaranteed leadership and management time to fulfil the role

· be aspirational, with an uncompromising commitment to improving outcomes for all children

· have proven leadership skills within primary education and experience of leading school improvement

In return, we can offer you:

· a friendly, welcoming community with a strong Catholic ethos

· happy, well-behaved children who enjoy coming to school and have a positive attitude to their learning

· a committed, dedicated staff and Governing Body who are keen to build on our high standards

· a firm commitment to your continuing professional and personal development

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting our Office Manager, Laura Freeman.

To request an application pack, arrange a visit or find out more, please contact the school directly on 0121 464 5072 or email us at:

All completed applications must be submitted using a CES application form which can be obtained along with a full application pack from the school.

Applications made on any other application form or by CV will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned to:

Interview date: Friday 17 May 2024

We are committed to Equal Opportunities.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: 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.  

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

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.


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).

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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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