Deputy Head Teacher, Birmingham

Closing date:

St Mary and St John Junior and Infant SchoolBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: Summer Term 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 3, Individual School Range: L12-L16 - £51,639 - £57,077 Starting Point: L12-L14
Contract term: Permanent

SS Mary & John’s is a two form entry Catholic School for children aged 3-11. We are a true learning community where our parents, staff and children share the values of our mission to live, learn and pray with Jesus Christ.

Our school has begun an exciting stage of development with the appointment of a new Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher who took up posts in September 2017. The Governors of SS Mary & John Catholic Primary School are looking to appoint an outstanding practitioner who is highly motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • A committed practising Catholic who is willing to maintain and develop the faith life of the school.
  • Can confidently and calmly deputise for the Head teacher.
  • An excellent classroom practitioner who can consistently deliver and model best practice.
  • Experienced or interested in a SEND role.
  • Can form supportive and professional pastoral relationships with children, staff and families.
  • Can take a strategic role in curriculum development.
  • Committed to working with children, parents and staff to raise standards.
  • Able to challenge and motivate others to achieve outstanding practice.
  • Able to analyse data, develop strategic plans, set targets and monitor/evaluate progress towards these.
  • Is approachable and has a positive attitude.

We can offer you:

  • A welcoming community with a strong Catholic ethos where all are valued.
  • Enthusiastic and friendly children who are willing and eager to learn.
  • A supportive staff who have made significant improvements over the last year and are continually willing to learn.
  • A commitment to professional development and support for future career progression.
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from other establishments.
  • Supportive governors who are increasingly reflective and keen to drive rapid school improvement.

An opportunity to respond to your vocation and deepen your faith.

Closing Date: Friday 8 December 2017 9 am
Interviews: Thursday 21 December 2017

Informal visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Mrs Scally/Mrs Darlington, Office Manager, on 0121 382 3522. E-mail:

How to apply

For further details and application form, please contact the Response Handling Unit on 0121 464 6488 (24 hour answerphone) or email quoting ref: ES1997TB.

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.

SS Mary & John Catholic Primary School
Beaufort Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 7NB

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More about St Mary and St John Junior and Infant School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Beaufort Road, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 7NB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 382 3522