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

Job Title: Headteacher

Salary: L17 to L23 (dependent on experience)

Location: Birmingham

Start: September 2021 (or as soon as possible)

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 16th April 2021


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 you 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.

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for 22nd April 2021.

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/ All application forms should be returned electronically to jobs@bdmatschools.com. All completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday 16th April 2021.

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

Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (BDMAT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. BDMAT is a Disability Confident employer.

Recruitment Pack

BDMAT Leadership Information Pack

Application form part 1

Application form part 2