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Reception Teacher - ECTs are welcome to apply!

Birmingham City Council
Barford Primary School, Barford Road, Birmingham, B16 0EF
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job start date: 1 September 2024  

Hours per week: Full time  

Barford Primary School
Barford Road
B16 0EF
Telephone number: 0121 464 3765

Contact email:

Contract type: Fixed term for 1 year

The Governors of our happy and successful school are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Reception Teacher, to join our friendly and dedicated team.

Here at Barford we believe, Happy Hearts, healthy minds, exhilarating experiences – inspires success! Our children and the community we serve, are at the heart of all we do. We are a diverse and inclusive primary school, with a lot to be proud of.

As soon as you walk through the door you will feel the warmth, enthusiasm and positivity in all we do. Our classrooms are vibrant, energetic places full of learning where we work to create a classroom ethos that allows children to develop resilience through taking control of their learning and develop positive strategies to turn challenges into triumphs. Children enjoy every minute of their learning and teachers know that every learning minute makes a difference in the life of each and every child. Each child is valued as an individual and teachers tailor goals to ensure that all children make good progress and feel successful regardless of their starting points.

We are looking for someone who will:

- be an excellent and enthusiastic practitioner

- have experience of supporting children

- have high expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour

- be committed to working in close partnership with parents and carers

- desirable experience working within EYFS

In return we can offer:

• an enthusiastic welcoming and supportive team of staff and governors

• an exciting work environment

• opportunities for high quality continuing professional development

Working at Barford Primary School is extremely rewarding and personally satisfying. A close and supportive ethos exists throughout school and whilst we all work extremely hard, there is also lots of laughter! I you would like to have a look around the school and see what Barford can offer you, please get in touch to arrange a visit.

How to apply:

Please download and application form

Email application forms and recruitment monitoring forms to: (Kaylee Whorrie - School Business Manager)

Shortlisting: Monday 14 June 2024.

Interviews: Wednesday 19 June 2024.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: 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.  

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.  

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.


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
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