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Assistant Head Teacher Early Years and Year 1

Birmingham City Council
Bordesley Green Primary School Marchmont Road Birmingham B9 5XX
AHT L12 to L16
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

Job Details

Start date: 1 November 2024

Bordesley Green Primary School
Marchmont Road
B9 5XX
Telephone number: 0121 772 1601

Contact email:

Contract type: Permanent  

We have a unique opportunity for an aspirational and ambitious Assistant Head Teacher with recent EYFS and Year 1 experience to lead our Early Years provision. You will be working alongside our existing Leaders in KS1 & KS2 and join our Strategic Leadership Team. This has a class-based element within the role, with a teaching commitment within the phase.
Bordesley Green Primary School is a successful, vibrant and happy three form entry school serving a diverse community. Our dedicated staff and forward thinking approach to teaching and learning was judged by Ofsted in March 2023 as good;

‘Pupils are proud to attend this happy and welcoming school. They say, 'It doesn't matter how different we are - we are all friends here'. Pupils feel safe and well cared for. They know there is always an adult they can talk to if they have any worries or concerns...
…Leaders and governors are ambitious for all pupils. They aim to create a community that values all and treats everyone equally.’

We are looking for a Leader with:

  • the determination to raise aspirations and improve the life chances of all children
  • a creative approach to the curriculum and the ability to deliver learning in an exciting way, with a focus on early years early Years specialism and experience of leading a core subject tear 1 experience
  • be an outstanding class teacher with a proven track record of raising attainment in early years and year 1
  • the ability to analyse data and present outcomes
  • the skills to use assessment data to review pupil progress and implement the appropriate interventions to raise standards
  • experience of monitoring provision and outcomes and maintaining relevant documentation
  • evidence a commitment to and implementation of whole school improvement, through collaborative work with the whole school community
  • relevant knowledge, experience and skills to promote and sustain high standards of teaching and learning across the school and within your phase
  • an ability to identify school priorities and strategically plan for improvements
  • the ability to coach, mentor and support colleagues, embedding excellent practice
  • take on the role of DSL.
  • successful middle/senior leadership experience in a primary school setting

We will offer you:

  • enthusiastic children who enjoy learning and thrive on the exciting opportunities we provide
  • polite and motivated children whose behaviour continues to be outstanding (Ofsted 2017)
  • the opportunity to work with a supportive and visionary Strategic Leadership Team
  • excellent coaching and personalised professional development
  • a friendly, supportive staff whose committed teamwork ensures the best possible outcomes for all children and families
  • excellent partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and community built on mutual respect and a shared desire to make a genuine difference
  • a learning environment and facilities which has undergone significant investment

How to apply

Visits to the school are encouraged. Our website is informative but this is no substitute for meeting us at the school and seeing the children at work and play.
For further details or to arrange a visit please contact: or Telephone 0121 772 1601
Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form.
CVs will not be accepted

Role is preferably a November start to January 2025 latest
Interviews will take place: week commencing 1 or 8 July 2024 TBC

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.

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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.
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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.

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