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Job details

Job details
Employer Water Mill Primary School
Location Birmingham
Salary L8 - L12 £46,335 - £51,127 (depending on experience)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018, sooner if possible

Are you an outstanding teacher with leadership experience? Are you forward thinking, creative and want to lead in a small, friendly community school? Then this position at Water Mill Primary School is just right for you.

Water Mill is a popular and friendly one form entry primary school situated on the borders of Harborne and Selly Oak in Birmingham. Our children are thoughtful, caring, well-behaved and keen to learn; we have a committed and supportive team of staff and governors focused on providing the best opportunities for our pupils. We are looking for a talented, experienced and enthusiastic senior leader to build on the school's success and work in partnership with the Head Teacher, leadership team and governors.

Judged ‘good’ at our last OFSTED, we are proud of the friendly, welcoming, family ethos of our school. Our pupils make excellent progress because of challenging teaching and because they are all enthusiastic, independent learners.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Deputy Head who has enthusiasm, drive and vision and who can lead, motivate and inspire all members of our culturally diverse school community.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills; able to build on and maintain strong relationships with staff, parents, children, governors and the local community.
  • Have experience of leading teams to improve teaching and learning and be able to demonstrate impact.
  • Be passionate about making a difference to children’s lives.
  • Have the ability to think creatively, make decisions and manage change.
  • Have an innovative approach to teaching and learning and to be a role model to others.
  • Be friendly and approachable.

We can offer:

  • A friendly, welcoming community.
  • Happy, well behaved, polite children.
  • Time to fulfil all the responsibilities of this important role.
  • Training and career development opportunities.
  • A hardworking, professional team of staff.

Visits to the school are encouraged; please ring the office for an appointment.

Closing Date: Monday 26 June 2017, 12 noon
 Interviews: Wednesday 5 July 2017

Application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from: Only email applications to:

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 necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Water Mill Primary School,
Water Mill Close,
Selly Oak,
B29 6TS
Tel: 0121 464 7769

Locations and contacts

Water Mill Close
Selly Oak
West Midlands
B29 6TS
United Kingdom
+44 121 464 5043