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Deputy Head Teacher

Birmingham City Council
Bournville Village Primary School Linden Road Birmingham B30 1JY
L10 to L14
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

Job Details

Start date: 1 January 2025

Bournville Village Primary School
Linden Road
B30 1JY
Telephone number: 0121 675 9098

Contact email:

Contract type: Permanent  

After a long and successful career, and ten years in the role at BVP, our Deputy Headteacher is taking her well-earned retirement! We are therefore looking for a confident, capable and tenacious person to take on the role of Deputy Headteacher, starting in January 2025.

Our school is on a significant school improvement journey; we know getting the best educational experience for our children starts in the classrooms. We are tightly focused on the quality of teaching across school and in turn, the quality and depth of children's learning. Our latest Ofsted inspection report (December 2023) gives candidates some indication of what we do well and what we need to improve on, however our ambition for the school and our children reaches far beyond Ofsted gradings!

We are a three-form entry school set across three buildings. The school was built by George Cadbury, and we continue to uphold his aim of creating an education of the highest quality. We are incredibly proud of the school's heritage and our place in the local community.

Our Senior Leaders (including our strong Board of Governors) would welcome enquiries from interested candidates who are keen to join a driven, ambitious and dedicated team who have extremely high expectations for our staff, pupils and families.

The role of DHT at our school is:

  • the member of SLT with responsibility for teaching and learning across Key Stage 2
  • our Lead DSL
  • a non-teaching position, however, we would expect some flexibility and an enthusiasm for some teaching, should this be required

We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate:

  • outstanding classroom practice
  • high expectations of learning and behaviour
  • excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • effective collaboration and teamwork
  •  a proven track record in driving standards and securing improvements for children
  •  a good understanding and a strong belief in the importance of nurture and pastoral provision in schools
  • the ability to inspire and motivate large teams
  • being ‘bothered’ about all aspects of the role, our school and our children
  • a proactive approach to school life and improvement
  • strong initiative in problem solving and development
  • high quality attention to detail
  • appreciation of the effort and dedication required to achieve continuous school improvement

We offer:

  • a driven and ambitious senior leadership team (including Governors)
  • a school that has a strong emphasis on building strong, open and positive relationships with children and their families
  • a school community that are united in their desire for the school to provide the best educational experience possible, for our children

We expect interested candidates to visit the school for ‘walkarounds’ with the HT and SLT.

Shortlisting: Week beginning 24 June 2024

Interview dates: 1 and 2 July 2024

Visits to the school: Monday 10 June 2024 9.45am to 10.45am
Wednesday 12 June 2024 9.45am to 10.45am
Thursday 13 June 2024 9.45am to 10.45am
Monday 17 June 2024 9.45am to 10.45am

How to apply

For further details, please download our application pack from our website  which provides more information about our school. Please note we do not accept CVs.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, please contact Mrs Ubhi, Head Teacher’s PA via email to or by telephone on 0121 675 9098 option 4.

Completed application forms to be emailed to
Subject: Deputy Head Teacher Application

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. 

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.



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