PERMANENT, FULL TIME L14-18 £58,135- £64,143

START SEPTEMBER 2021 (If possible)


Application closing date deadline midday Wednesday 28th April 2021


The vacancy arises upon the retirement of our previous Head of School. The governors at The Federation of Boldmere Schools are looking to appoint an aspirational, highly motivated and experienced professional to help take forward our excellent team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff at the incredibly popular and thriving Junior School.


We are looking for:

  • an exceptional classroom practitioner with leadership experience across the primary age range, particularly KS2 to further develop the quality of teaching and learning experiences at our school
  • a leader with the ability to promote and achieve high levels of pupil engagement, wellbeing and attainment who will build upon the exemplary standards of our school
  • a proactive and dynamic leader who is a determined and resilient professional with a proven track record of successful leadership who can robustly manage and develop a high performing three form entry junior school
  • an impressive and inspirational character with the ability to inspire and motivate pupils, staff, parents and governors
  • a commitment to working collaboratively
  • a leader with a proven track record of successful leadership, delivering results and improving outcomes
  • an exceptional leader who has experience of leading and developing children with SEN as we have an additional resource base on site for children with ASC


Our new Head of School will:

  • play a significant part in the strategic development of the school – including developing all staff, driving improved pupil outcomes through effective use of assessment and continuing to maintain high standards in all areas
  • provide strong and effective leadership of teaching and learning
  • be responsible for coaching, developing and mentoring staff
  • be responsible for supporting pupil development beyond academic outcomes
  • be able to demonstrate a proven track record of making a positive impact within a leadership and management role
  • work effectively in partnership with the Head of School at Boldmere Infant and Nursery School
  • be effectively supported by a strong and dedicated leadership team who work effectively together through a culture of collaborative effort and trust


As a school that is embedded in the community, the role of the Head of School will also carry an additional responsibility for promoting projects, partnerships and initiatives with both governors and the wider school community.



We will offer you:

• The opportunity to work with a dedicated team of excellent and supportive staff

• Happy, well-motivated children from diverse backgrounds who are well behaved,       

   proud of their school and work hard

• A commitment to support your continued professional development

• A supportive and committed governing board who are fully engaged in the life of     

   the school and its stated aims and objectives

• A high performing, well established school with a positive and inclusive ethos

• Dedicated leadership time to fulfil duties

• The opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and experience to prepare for  

   future leadership opportunities

• Support from our Executive Headteacher


Prospective candidates are welcome to discuss the post with the Executive Headteacher by phoning the school office on 0121 464 3656 – appointments for in-person visits to the school can also be made at a mutually convenient time.


Interview times will be communicated week beginning 3rd May and are to be held week beginning 10th May 2021.


The application form and details of the job description and person specification, along with our expectation of Head of School roles and responsibilities can be downloaded from our website: https://www.boldmere.bham.sch.uk (Job Vacancies - Top right hand corner)


All applications to be sent to bdewsbery@boldmere.bham.sch.uk by 12pm on 28th April 2021


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. 


Salary: L14-18 £58,135 - £64,143

Closing Date: 28 April 2021, 1.00pm

Interview Date: 10 May 2021

Other Information

Head of School - Junior