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Yardleys SchoolBirmingham

Headteacher – Yardleys School 

Salary: L37-L42 (£102,159 - £115,483) 

Required for September 2021- Full time

Working together for a better future

Governors are seeking an outstanding candidate to lead our “Outstanding” school. If you have a strong desire to improve the life chances of our students through a combination of strong academic standards and a focus on the whole child, then this could be the role for you.

Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2010 and with a successful Section 8 inspection in February 2020, Yardleys is a thriving, vibrant and heavily oversubscribed 11-16 multi-ethnic stand-alone academy in Birmingham, with 932 students on roll. The diversity of the school population reflects the rich, cultural mix of the local area. 

The school is highly focused on raising standards of pupil achievement and is successful at doing so. Yardleys is in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress (Progress 8 +0.48 in 2019) and attainment is above the national average in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science.


The school motto “Working together for a better future” is far more than just words.  The collaborative ethos which permeates the school is at the heart of our success. Excellent student behaviour and an extremely well organised school provide the foundation for teachers to focus on delivering outstanding lessons and continuously improving their practice.

To become our new Headteacher, you will have:

• a proven successful track record of sustained improvement and senior leadership experience in a secondary school; 

• a belief in the power of education to transform lives and improve social mobility;

• the ability to lead curriculum development, building on existing strengths and recognising areas for development;

• a commitment to evidence based high quality teaching and learning.

• the creativity and vision to inspire and lead change and the focus to ensure successful outcomes are reached; 

• a clear and committed strategic vision, combined with highly effective communication skills that will inspire, motivate and lead all key stakeholders.

Above all, you will share our passion and belief that children, their learning and developing their potential is at the heart of all decisions. We are an innovative and forward-thinking community who are ambitious for the future. 

If you possess the vision to inspire students, staff and the wider school community, and the leadership skills to realise this vision we would welcome your application.  

Please visit the vacancies page on our website at to download an application pack. In your covering letter (no more than 2 pages of A4) please respond to the following:

“With reference to the person specification, and providing clear evidence of the impact of your actions, please outline how your experiences would enable you to take Yardleys forward in the next stage of our development”.

To arrange a visit (either virtual or in person) to the school please contact Gemma Webb, Academy Business & Support Manager, at

Please send completed applications to

 Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Interviews to be held on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th March 2021

Interview and visit arrangements will be made in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions at that time.

Yardleys School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS. 

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

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