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Headteacher

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Springfield Primary Academy Springfield Rd Birmingham B13 9NY
Salary
L18 to L24
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Job Details

 Start date: 1 January 2025

Contract type: Permanent

Springfield Primary Academy
Springfield Rd
Birmingham
B13 9NY
Telephone number: 0121 464 3618

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? Springfield Primary Academy is seeking an exceptional Headteacher to lead a dedicated team who care deeply about nurturing and encouraging children to achieve their very best. 

At Springfield Primary Academy 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 

Springfield Primary Academy is a vibrant school in the heart of Moseley, closely situated to the thriving city-centre of Birmingham. The school is part of the REAch2 Multi-Academy Trust family, having joined the Trust on 1 December 2018 .

At Springfield Primary Academy we have high expectations of all pupils. Our curriculum is designed to recognise the children’s prior learning; create memorable learning experiences; build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers whilst providing opportunities to develop personal integrity and respect for all.  

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. Our curriculum is enriched by educational trips and visitors to the school in order to engage pupils in their learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, with no limits to curiosity and thirst for new experiences or knowledge. We promote positive attitudes to learning reflecting the values and skills needed to develop lifelong learners.

We embrace opportunities to engage with the local community, inviting them to take an active part in events throughout the academic year. 

Our aim is to nurture the talents and interests of the children and develop personal skills around integrity, respect and resilience that will allow them to become valuable citizens of the local and wider community. 

To see more information about the school, please visit our website.

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, Respect, Resilience and Determination

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 can be downloaded 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 Sasha Taylor, Headteacher to arrange email sasha.taylor@springfieldacademy.org.uk

Interviews: Wednesday 3 July 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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