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  • Start date details

    April or September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

£80,994 to £92,234 per annum, inclusive of Outer London Weighting

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are a growing school with big ambitions, and we’re looking for an experienced leader with the passion and commitment to inspire our children and lead our dedicated staff to continue to drive Birkbeck forward, building on our motto of Dream, Believe, Achieve. If you are an inspirational leader and innovator who relishes a challenge, we would love to hear from you.

We are seeking a headteacher who:

  • Has high expectations and will empower our pupils and staff to excel.
  • Is committed to supporting all of our pupils to achieve their best possible outcomes, regardless of needs.
  • Has a strong record in sustaining school improvement
  • Leads by example, modelling the professional standards, integrity and expectations which underpin our core values.
  • Is committed to and promotes equality and diversity
  • Has the capacity and skill to develop a highly effective team
  • Has a passion for developing outstanding teaching and learning
  • Has proven capacity for strategic leadership

  • Displays outstanding leadership qualities, including resilience, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Has an excellent track record of working closely with Governors, parents, carers and the wider community in a whole-school leadership role.

What the school offers its staff

About Birkbeck Primary School

Birkbeck is a large, 3 form entry local authority school and nursery located in the heart of Sidcup in the London Borough of Bexley.

The school is three-form entry up to and including Year 4 and will be at full capacity by 2025/26. The recently completed expansion works have provided us with a beautiful building, enhancedlandscaped areas, a new library and a brand-new outdoor learning environment for Reception pupils.

We have a good mix of experienced, accomplished teachers and together we are focussed on developing confident, successful children with a natural love of learning, through setting high aspirations and an inspirational curriculum where everybody is valued.

Birkbeck Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.

Birkbeck Primary School is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery and expects employees to comply with our values of promoting equality and diversity, treating colleagues and service users with dignity and respect at all times. This commitment must be evidenced in practice. Any behaviour that falls below these standards is unacceptable to the School and potentially constitutes misconduct.

For further information about the school, please visit the school website www.birkbeck.bexley.sch.uk/

Further details about the role

CVs will not be accepted. The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on 16 October 2023 . Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 November 2023.

Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

References will be requested for applicants shortlisted prior to interview.

Applicants invited to interview stage will be required to complete a Self-Disclosure form.

Further vetting checks including an Enhanced Disclosure with a check of the Barred List obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service, will be required on provisional offer.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English Language Requirement for Public Sector Workers. Birkbeck Primary School therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Birkbeck Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
551 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to Birkbeck Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@birkbeck.bexley.sch.uk.

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