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Deputy Head Teacher

Birmingham City Council
Selly Park Girls' School 5 Selly Park Road Birmingham B29 7PH
LAH 21 to 25
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

Job Details

Start date: 1 January 2025

Selly Park Girls' School
5 Selly Park Road
B29 7PH
Telephone number: 0121 472 1238

Contact email:

Contract type: Permanent  

Selly Park Girls’ School is a high performing 11-16 school in the south of Birmingham with 820 girls on roll and a proven record of GCSE success.

We are a successful, vibrant, happy and oversubscribed school. We consistently rank as one of the top 10 Local Authority schools in Birmingham in terms of student progress. The school has been judged as significantly above the UK average in progress for the past three years, consistently scoring within the top 20% of schools nationally. In 2022 the school was awarded Secondary School of the Year at the Birmingham School Awards and were winners of the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award 2019 for exceptional student progress.

Selly Park Girls' School is known for its high expectations, academic success, first-class education and its innovative approach. Our vision and values underpin all we do. Indeed, everyone who knows us or visits our school speaks of our distinct ethos.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Deputy Head Teacher to work as part of the Senior Leadership Team to provide strategic leadership to the school in order to secure continuous improvement and support the Head Teacher and Governors in achieving our strategic aims.

We are looking for a Deputy Head Teacher who:

  • will be committed to supporting the vision, aims and values of Selly Park Girls' School
  • has a proven track record of successful leadership, management and school improvement
  • has the strategic vision to motivate and inspire our learning community to educational excellence
  • has personal qualities which influence, motivate and inspire others to learn best practice and be confident to accept responsibility, innovate and lead change
  • will drive continuous improvement, raising attainment and progress throughout the school
  • can understand and analyse data to inform strategy in school
  • will innovate, cultivate and recognise outstanding teaching practice
  • will lead and inspire good behaviour outcomes to enable learning
  • will foster a positive and effective partnership between students, parents and the community
  • is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • will actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the school

In addition to being part of the welcoming and supporting Selly Park Girls' community, our school offers:

  • continuing professional development: all our staff have access to a wide range of CPD and training opportunities, including access to the national college online CPD platform
  • pension: teachers pension scheme, which is a defined benefits scheme
  • wellbeing: we care deeply about the wellbeing of our staff. we have termly health and wellbeing events, a school workload committee and occupational health support available
  • employee assistance programme: a free, confidential and independent service, available for staff to access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services include counselling, as well as financial and legal support for matrimony, housing, consumer, boundary disputes, debt management and more
  • flexible working: we endeavour to support flexible working and family-friendly policies, including job sharing
  • cycle-to-work: the cycle-to-work scheme allows staff to obtain commuter bikes and cycling accessories, spreading the cost over 12 months and making unbeatable savings through a tax break
  • staff discounts: includes subsidised travel passes and access to an employee website offering discounts and cash back on hundreds of retailers, called my rewards

How to apply

Please download Application Pack and Apply Online 

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.


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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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU

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