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Headteacher

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Moor Green Primary Academy Moor Green Lane Moseley Birmingham B13 8QP
Salary
L18 to L24
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Job Details

Start date: 1 January 2025

Contract type: Permanent

Moor Green Primary Academy
Moor Green Lane
Moseley
Birmingham
B13 8QP
Telephone number: 0121 464 5662

Contact email: recruitment@reach2.org

Are you an experienced educational leader looking for an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our pupils?

Due to the promotion of our current Headteacher, Moor Green Primary Academy is seeking an exceptional Headteacher to lead our dedicated and enthusiastic team.

At Moor Green we strive to ensure that all our pupils are happy, confident, ambitious individuals with a passion for learning; who possess the skills, knowledge, learning attitudes and behaviours to enable them to be successful in the world today, and in the future.   

We achieve this through creating a strong sense of community and by providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities through an inspiring curriculum.   

We provide all staff with excellent CPD, a supportive working environment and the opportunity to contribute towards projects, initiatives and experiences that make a real impact.    

Background Information about the School 

Moor Green Primary Academy is a two-form entry primary school situated in the Moseley ward of Birmingham. 

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website.

As a proud member of the REAch2 Multi-Academy Trust, the largest primary-only trust in the UK, we benefit from an excellent support network and the challenge required to always aim higher. They recognise that every school is different and empower us to deliver a high-quality, bespoke curriculum that meets the needs of our unique and diverse school community. 

Our core beliefs help us to develop the whole child, equipping them with excellent attitudes to learning and strong inter-personal skills. Our ethos, combined with high standards of teaching and learning, mean we achieve consistently strong academic results.  

We are proud of our children’s academic achievements but results on their own are not enough. We are equally proud of the fact that all our children leave Moor Green as confident, well-rounded individuals, well equipped for the challenges of secondary school and beyond. 

Diversity is our strength, with children from various backgrounds, reflecting the rich tapestry of our city. Our school embraces this diversity, creating a social and culturally vibrant environment. Equipped with well-resourced classrooms and ample outdoor areas, including gardens and woodlands for our 'Forest School', we offer a dynamic and inclusive learning environment. 

Our core beliefs or values: high expectations, integrity, nurturing, always learning, working together, and taking responsibility, guide us daily, supporting our vision: To enrich lives and unlock potential. 

The Role:

We are seeking a dynamic and inspirational leader to join our team. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of excellence in educational leadership, with experience in managing highly effective teams. You will be committed to providing every child with an exceptional educational offer, ensuring they are supported, challenged, and inspired to reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • lead, motivate, and inspire a dedicated team of educators
  • drive excellence in teaching and learning
  • foster strong relationships with parents and the wider community
  • ensure the delivery of an exciting, broad, and engaging curriculum
  • uphold and promote our core values: high expectations, integrity, nurturing, always learning, working together, and taking responsibility, guide us daily
  • supporting our vision: To enrich lives and unlock potential

Requirements:

  • proven track record of excellence in educational leadership
  • experience in managing highly effective teams
  • commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities for all children
  • relational and proactive approach with parents and the community
  • ability to inspire, challenge, and motivate

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Yateen Bhoola, Deputy Director of Education using yateen.bhoola@reach2.org

You are invited to submit an application form using recruitment@reach2.org - the application form and recruitment pack are available to download from the REAch2 website.

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately. 

School visits: Actively encouraged, please contact Tom Twort, Headteacher to arrange. tom.twort@moorgreenacademy.org

Interviews: Friday 28 June 2024

The candidates selected for interview will be informed after shortlisting and full details of the interview programme will be provided.

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.
 

 

Company

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 bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk 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: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Birmingham
West Midlands
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