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Headteacher January 2025 - May Bank Infants’ School

May Bank Infants' School
£57,481 to £66,626 (pending Public Sector pay award September 2024)
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Job Details

May Bank Infants’ School is a happy, caring and nurturing school with an excellent reputation within the local community. We are a two-form entry school with the capacity for 180 pupils as well as a Governor Led nursery with 32 full-time equivalent places.

“This is a welcoming and friendly school, where pupils are happy and safe. Pupils are kind, well-mannered and proud of their school. Pupils behave exceptionally well. Relationships between pupils and staff are strong. As governors said, ‘The children here are loved,’ and they are.” (OFSTED 2023).

The school has a very strong and established team of dedicated professionals who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for all children. Staff support each other to continually reflect on and grow their own practice. It is school where ‘together we grow and learn’.

At May Bank we encourage pupils to develop their own informed values, to respect themselves, to be sensitive to the needs and experiences of others and to challenge inequalities and disadvantages. All children are valued and we strive to meet their needs through our inclusive ethos.

We provide a safe, nurturing, secure and stimulating whole school environment that is designed to excite, celebrate and inform the children’s learning. The curriculum is broad, balanced and ambitious for all children, giving them real life opportunities and the important foundations for their learning. The children are at the heart of all that we do.

The Role

Due to the retirement of the current Headteacher, we are looking for a dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic successor, who is experienced in both teaching and leading in Key Stage One and Early Years. This is a good school with many outstanding features and the new Headteacher will lead the school along its pathway of continued improvement, aligning with its ethos and values.

Our new Headteacher must work well with families, school staff, senior leaders, school governors and the wider community, providing strategic leadership for the school. You will have overall responsibility for the leadership and management of the school as well as maintaining and fostering links with external professionals.

This is a real opportunity to work in a highly-regarded school in which a positive, nurturing and caring environment is a priority.

We strive for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of their starting point.

Some of the key responsibilities:

  • To provide high quality professional leadership and management to further develop the strategic direction, vision, values and priorities of the school whilst maintaining the schools’ ethos.
  • To ensure a high quality and ambitious education for all pupils in Early Years and Key Stage One, monitoring and maintaining standards of progress and attainment so that all pupils reach their full potential.
  • To lead on the provision and oversight of our curriculum, teaching and learning, safeguarding and inclusion.
  • Take on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead with overall responsibility and accountability for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and families.
  • Maintain high expectations of behaviour for all pupils, built upon positive relationships, rules and routines.
  • Lead, manage and develop all staff, including appraising and managing their performance Collaborate and work with colleagues and other professionals and agencies within and beyond the school, including school governors and the LA.
  • Take responsibility for the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of the children and staff and ensure the school is a safe learning and working environment.
  • To act strategically in relation to financial planning so that the budget and resources are deployed in the best interests of all pupils and staff, as well as the continued sustainability of the school.  

Further details can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

All applicants are invited to visit the school by making an appointment through the school office on 01782 898005.

  • Closing Date for applications: Monday 24th June at 9:00a.m.
  • References will be requested prior to interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete tasks in school prior to final interview.
  • Interviews will take place on Wednesday 10th July.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure Barring Service.

This position is subject to criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.   

To apply for this post, please complete the application form and relevant documentation and return to:

Chair of Governors

May Bank Infants School

Basford Park Road,

May Bank,




Telephone: 01782 898005


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Basford Park Road
May Bank
West Midlands

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