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Headteacher – Uplands Manor Primary School

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Uplands Manor Primary School, Addenbrooke Road, Smethwick, B67 6HT
Leadership 22-28- £79,112 - £91,633 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Required for: January 2025

With our current Head Teacher leaving in September to take up a CEO position in a multi academy trust, our Governing Body seeks to appoint a Head Teacher with a proven track record of strategic thinking, alongside the ability to motivate and inspire pupils, staff, parents and governors alike.

Uplands Manor is a vibrant and large primary school in Smethwick, with a thriving nursery and a specialist SEND Unit for children with severe learning difficulties from across Sandwell LA.  We are very clear in our desire to build upon our ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement and continue our journey towards becoming ‘Outstanding’ in the future, and this is an exciting opportunity for a leader to make a positive impact.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • a proven ability to inspire others through outstanding leadership skills, enabling everyone to achieve their best;
  • a clear understanding of the use of current data and its importance in school self-evaluation, improvement and development;
  • responsibility for school performance with a clear focus on teaching and learning and pupil achievement;
  • outstanding communication skills;
  • strong interpersonal skills;
  • strategic thinking;
  • high expectations of children’s achievements and a dedication to improving life opportunities for children; and
  • a track record of working in partnership to motivate and inspire the whole school community.

In return, we our school can offer you:

  • A competitive salary;
  • the opportunity to make a difference in a diverse and inclusive school community;
  • a strong and supportive leadership team (including your own PA) and governing body, who will work with you to achieve the best;
  • a commitment to your professional development; and
  • a warm and welcoming community of children, parents, staff and governors.


Visits to the school prior to application are encouraged and warmly welcomed by arrangement with the Headteacher’s PA, Rebecca Yeomans on 0121 558 1602.

Application packs are available from our website:    

Packs can also be requested by emailing:


Uplands Manor Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be carried out in line with KCSIE 2022. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (DBS) disclosure



  • Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 12pm
  • Shortlisting: Thursday 20th June 2024
  • Interviews: Tuesday 25th June and Wednesday 26th June 2024



Hours / Weeks: Full time                                   

Grade : Leadership 22-28; £79,112 - £91,633 per annum 

A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate                                              

Location: Uplands Manor Primary School, Addenbrooke Road, Smethwick, B67 6HT

Contract Type: Permanent                   

Closing Date: 19th June 2024 at 12pm

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Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

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  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
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  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
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  • Flexi-time working
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  • Volunteering scheme

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