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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 February 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L5 to L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

The children, trustees and staff of our happy, hardworking, friendly and inclusive school seek to appoint an outstanding, aspirational School Leader as Assistant Head who has a passion for SEND, inclusion and behaviour management from 01 September 2023. The successful candidate will join a strong leadership team and a committed staff. The school welcomes applications from both experienced SENCOs and also aspiring SENCOs.

Candidates must have:

  • High expectations of children’s achievements and behaviour.
  • Be both an inspirational and excellent classroom practitioner
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead, motivate, influence and inspire staff through a proactive, solution-based and collaborative approach.
  • Has a passion for SEND and a willingness to undertake the SEND accreditation (Funded by Barr View), if not already held.
  • An excellent understanding of the National Curriculum and how it relates to SEND and other statutory guidance
  • An ability to effectively liaise with pupils, colleagues, parents and outside agencies
  • An ability to lead, review, develop and implement policy change
  • Confidence to lead on staff training and professional development.
  • Developed outstanding inclusive practice through their ethos, their current practice and their inclusion of all pupils.
  • Possible experience of coordinating IEP’s, applying for EHCPs and SSPPs and leading on reviews and assessments.
  • Have a good understanding of the use of tracking, assessment, monitoring and data analysis as an effective tool to accelerate progress and raise achievement.
  • Be keen to learn and develop their skills as a School Leader.

Main areas of responsibility will include:

  • Leading SEND across the school.
  • To support the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher with whole school data analysis and pupil tracking.
  • Other key areas to be agreed upon appointment.
  • Teaching groups / classes for up to 3 days per week.
  • To ensure all funding is identified, accessed and traced.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • A positive enthusiastic staff who are committed to achieving the best for all pupils.
  • A caring and creative atmosphere, which achieves high standards.
  • A bright, well-resourced and maintained school.
  • Happy and motivated well behaved children.
  • A great opportunity for the right candidate to develop their professional skills as a leader.
  • A school that is committed to supporting staff to develop through CPD opportunities.
  • Fully funded SENCO accreditation for the right candidate.

Further details about the role

Barr View Primary and Nursery Academy is a two-form entry single academy trust, providing a happy, secure and extremely successful learning environment in which children thrive and have high attainment.

We believe that informal visits to the school prior to application are essential and will be warmly welcomed.

We have 3 planned visit opportunities –

1- Thursday 30th March – 4pm

2- Wednesday 29th March – 4pm

3- Monday 17th April – 10am

Closing date: Wednesday 19th April 2023 - Midday

Shortlisting: Thursday 20th April 2023

Observations and formal interviews will be held on Monday 24th April and Tuesday 25th April 2023.

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory DBS check, 2 references and a health screening questionnaire.

Barr View Primary & Nursery Academy is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

To arrange a visit or request an application pack, please contact

Craig Addison, Business Manager

finance@ barrview.bham.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Barr View Primary School Academy 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.

These may include

- Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).
- Children’s Barred List check.
- Two pre interview references
- Right to Work
- Medical Screening
- Childcare Disqualification Declaration
- Teachers who failed induction or probation
- General Teaching Council England (GTCE) sanctions
- Teachers and others prohibited from the profession
- Teachers sanctioned in EEA member states
- Section 128 barring
- Good Conduct Certificate 

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About Barr View Primary & Nursery Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
450 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Barr View Primary & Nursery Academy is a school that converted to academy status in September 2012 with inclusion and achievement at the heart of everything we do. Our demographic is something we are truly proud of and we feel we are one of the few schools that truly represents the city it is located in.

The Academy conversion offered us the opportunity for accelerated improvement, with the school having greater control over its future. We are not a school that stands still; we constantly reflect on current practices, review their impact and effectiveness and implement new ideas and strategies that enhance the learning experience and outcomes for our students.

We have an excellent team of experienced and supportive practitioners that are all ready to embrace and develop the outstanding teachers of tomorrow.

Arranging a visit to Barr View Primary & Nursery Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email finance@barrview.bham.sch.uk.

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