Head Teacher

St Michael’s C of E Primary School, Handsworth, Birmingham.
L13 – L17 £55,202 - £60,895
09 Sep 2020
09 Sep 2023
s.benbow@ bdmatschools.com
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details

Hours: Full time

Contract Type: Permanent

St Michael’s C of E Primary School, Handsworth, Birmingham.

Job Start Date: January 2021 (or as soon as possible afterwards)

Unique opportunity for an outstanding school leader.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and inspiring school leader to lead our school in Handsworth, Birmingham. We are seeking to appoint a person who is able to develop and lead a strong Christian vision and who fully understands the Christian distinctiveness of a Church of England school. We are therefore looking for a headteacher

who will actively support and promote our Christian ethos in every aspect of school life.

We believe that success is found in who you are as well as what you do, and at all of our schools we aim to provide an outstanding education, supported by excellent pastoral care and high standards of behaviour, set within a distinctive Christian ethos. We want to equip our pupils with academic achievement, experiences, and personal attributes to enable them to succeed in the next stage of their education.

St Michael’s C of E Primary School is part of the Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (BDMAT) and therefore will be supported by and connected with a network of Church of England schools within the region. The Trust was established in 2017 by Birmingham Diocesan Board of Education, which has a strong track record of providing excellent educational provision and achieving rapid school improvement across all phases. The trust currently has 17 schools, all primary, spread across three local authority areas: Birmingham City (9 schools), Warwickshire (6 schools) and Solihull (2 schools). In addition, we are building our first secondary school, Christ Church C of E Secondary Academy which is due to open in Yardley Wood in September 2021.

The vision of the Trust is to ensure pupils have ‘life in all its fullness’; providing an education that will offer a wide range of opportunities and experiences within a Christian framework.

Closing Date: 25/09/2020, 12 noon

Interviews are scheduled for Friday 9th October 2020 at the school.

For informal enquiries, please contact BDMAT’s Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Mansell through his PA, Sheila Benbow who can be contacted at: s.benbow@bdmatschools.com or telephone 0121 426 0449.

Further details of the school, trust and post can be found at: https://bdmatschools.com/ and also on the school’s website: https://www.stmich21.bham.sch.uk/

Application forms for the post can also be found on these websites; alternatively,

prospective applicants can request a form from Debbie Sharman (BDMAT HR Officer) at

d.sharman@bdmatschools.com/. You can download the pack here

Application forms should either be returned electronically to Debbie Sharman or

posted to BDMAT, 1 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BJ.

Visits to the school are very much welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged through the school.

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.


Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

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