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The Meadows Primary School Bristol Road South Northfield Birmingham B31 2SW
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Start date 1 September 2024

Contract type, fixed term, one for maternity cover from September 2024 until Easter 2025 and another fixed term from Sept 2024 until August 2025 (year group placement is negotiable).

Hours 32.5

The Meadows Primary School
Bristol Road South
B31 2SW

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We are looking for 2  inspirational teachers, one for a maternity cover from September 2024 until Easter 2025 and another fixed term from Sept 2024 until August 2025 (year group placement is negotiable).

The successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to providing excellence for all children and a positive can-do attitude. The Meadows Primary is a large primary school based in Northfield that benefits from also having a Resource Base for children with speech and language needs.

The Meadows is fortunate enough to have a team of dedicated leaders, teachers and support staff, and following our inspection in November, we are at the beginning of an exciting journey of school improvement. We are committed to providing children with the very best educational experience, ensuring they have access to an outstanding curriculum, drawing on evidence informed models for teaching and learning.

We are seeking a teacher who is enthusiastic, innovative and dynamic. We are looking for someone who is committed to achieving the best for our children and wider community. You must be driven, creative and energetic in your teaching and be highly motivated.

In return we will offer you:

  • a professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff with the capability and desire to provide the best learning opportunities
  • high quality and evidence informed professional development
  • a caring and supportive working environment within a vibrant school community
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • a senior leadership team and a governing body who care about staff wellbeing



How to apply

Please download an applicant pack if you are interested in applying for this vacancy, or alternatively please visit our website for more details

We encourage applicants to come and visit our school.  

If you would like to book an informal visit please contact the school office on 0121 675 3203 to arrange an appointment.  

All application forms can be sent to the Business Manager via email We do not accept CVs.

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 necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check (where applicable) 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 on all shortlisted 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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West Midlands
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