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Interim Deputy Headteacher - Ladypool Primary School

Birmingham City Council
Ladypool Primary School, Stratford Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham B11 1QT
Closing date
17 May 2024

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We are seeking to appoint an innovative and highly skilled deputy headteacher to join us from 1 September 2024 for 1 year until 31 August 2025 who will play a critical role in continuing the academic excellence of the school and further improving its reputation within the local and national context.

Ladypool is a small, happy, vibrant and diverse primary school with a nursery.

We can offer you:

  • a dedicated, experienced and welcoming staff team
  • a governing body who is passionate about school improvement
  • polite and well-behaved children who love learning and are proud of their school
  • excellent CPD opportunities
  • a commitment to your career development

The successful candidate will:

  • strive to make a positive difference to the lives of all of our pupils
  • be passionate about providing challenging and meaningful learning experiences, with a proven track record of raising attainment and making a positive impact on children of all ages
  • have the skills and knowledge to monitor, evaluate, report on and influence whole school improvement, but particularly standards of attainment and learning and teaching
  • have experience of teaching and leading teams of staff effectively
  • have clear and demonstrable experience of developing their own and others’ pedagogy and practice
  • have the ability to motivate and inspire colleagues, promoting high aspirations for all through a range of leadership styles
  • have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues, children and the wider community, through modelling high levels of professionalism, commitment and integrity
  • inspire, challenge and motivate children to achieve
  • have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • create an outstanding learning environment
  • be creative and tailor the curriculum and teaching strategies to best suit the needs of the children
  • be committed to fostering excellent relationships between parents, carers and the community
  • embrace the principles of equality and inclusion
  • be able to teach across the primary phase including early years
  • be committed to the safeguarding, welfare and wellbeing of children and staff


Further information and application packs are available from the school website

Visits to the school are by appointment only and can be arranged by contacting
Ms S. Mahmood on 0121 464 7002 or email:

Interview date: Monday 3 June 2024

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.   BCC is a Living Wage employer.   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).

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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Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
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