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Job details
Employer Wychall Primary School
Location South Birmingham
Salary £65,779 - £77,583 Negotiable, depending on experience
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018

The drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust Board, children, staff and governors at Wychall Primary are seeking to appoint an inspirational and ambitious leader following the retirement of our successful headteacher. We are looking for an exceptional person to lead and further develop our unique and dynamic school and also take an active leadership role within our growing Multi Academy Trust where:

‘Children and young people are at the heart of all we do’

So why should you join our Trust as Headteacher at Wychall?

At Wychall we have:

  • a resolute and unshakeable desire to make a difference to the lives of children and their families
  • children who enjoy learning and love and respect their school
  • dedicated teaching and support staff who are committed, have high expectations and are always up for a challenge!
  • a focus on raising educational standards and narrowing achievement gaps that is appropriate and works
  • a nurturing and supportive environment where responsive relationships are a priority for both children and adults
  • a supportive, knowledgeable Governing Body, parents and community
  • the opportunity for continued personal development within an ambitious setting
  • large premises with good facilities and ongoing refurbishments to enhance the quality of the learning environment
  • a flourishing and well established wrap around care facility

Within the Trust we have:

  • a dynamic family of eight schools forming the drb Ignite Academy Trust
  • a commitment to working with primary schools and raising educational aspirations and standards in contexts that are challenging
  • a value base that promotes relational and reciprocal leadership
  • a focus on building the capacity and capability of all staff to understand children’s holistic development and how this underpins and impacts learning
  • systematic professional sharing of what works well and can be evidenced in terms of making a sustained difference
  • a focus on working collaboratively to research innovative practice both within and external to the Trust
  • opportunities at every level to work alongside an outstanding and challenging school improvement team and Teaching School Alliance
  • expectation that leaders will extend their professional leadership skills at a Trust level

What sort of leader are we looking for?

A dedicated professional who:

  • listens and learns from children and families
  • shares our value base and is sensitive and compassionate
  • is passionate about learning and has a clear vision for the delivery of an effective, relevant and purposeful curriculum
  • has determination to ensure every child succeeds through a well articulated commitment to equality, inclusion and social justice
  • is courageous and brave when facing challenge and conflict
  • embraces and leads change in a continually evolving and dynamic school and trust environment
  • inspires, supports and leads effective partnerships with children, staff, parents and governors and trust colleagues
  • leads and works collaboratively within the family of Trust schools and across wider support agencies
  • demonstrates a developed understanding of multi agency working bringing a range of strategies that fully engage and respectful of the context of our families and community.

Informal visits are encouraged and warmly welcomed by arrangement

Closing date: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Interview dates will be included in the application pack.

For further details and application pack please download from the school website or contact Mrs Sue Pakes at

Wychall Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants and they will need to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post.

Wychall Primary School drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust

About the employer

Information about Wychall Primary School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 11 years
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Locations and contacts

Middle Field Road
West Midlands
B31 3EH
United Kingdom