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Plantsbrook School, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 33 to Lead Practitioners range 39, £90,145 to £103,334

Job summary


L33 – L39 to commence September 2020

Due to the retirement of our current Headteacher, the Trustees of Plantsbrook Learning Trust are looking to appoint a passionate and progressive leader who will share our vision and ambition for Plantsbrook School, its students and our community.

We are looking for an inspiring, challenging leader with the vision to take the school to the next level. The successful candidate will have a commitment to an inclusive school in which every student is successful and which promotes our values of ‘Be the best that you can be’.

The successful candidate will:

Be a successful leader (currently operating at Deputy Head level or above) with a proven commitment to developing teaching and learning.

Have the ability to inspire and motivate students, staff, parents and Governors, complemented by initiative, ideas and imagination.

Be an excellent communicator with strong dedication to motivating our staff and working collaboratively across our Trust.

Provide strong, nurturing, professional leadership which serves our community and continues to build positively on the excellent work of our school and our growing Trust.

Possess excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, optimism and resilience as well as a sense of humour.

We can offer:
Responsive students with a supportive, engaged and well-informed network of parents and wider stakeholders.

A committed, capable and experienced leadership team to support your work and vision.

A supportive Governing Body and Board of Trustees who are highly ambitious for the school and the wider Trust.

Excellent opportunities for continuous professional development through collaborative working and mentoring across our Trust.

How to Apply:

If you are enthused by this superb leadership opportunity and want to be part of the next stage of our strategic development, we’d love to hear from you.

For further details and application form visit our website

To arrange an informal visit email: recruitment@plantsbrookschool.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020

Plantsbrook Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please note successful candidates for all Plantsbrook Learning Trust vacancies will be requested to apply for Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, although a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position.

Essential educational requirements

Degree and Qualified teacher status

Evidence of continuing professional development relating to school leadership and management, and curriculum/ teaching and learning

Essential qualifications

Degree and Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

Experience as an effective Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher

Successful experience of leading one or more subject areas or Head of Year

Substantial, successful teaching experience

Employee benefits

Termly staff surveys and staff welfare meetings take place to
obtain feedback. Actions taken: Policies adapted to reduce
workload e.g. marking, appraisal and reporting

The School’s Employee Assistance Programme is BHSF Connect.
BHSF Connect is a mobile solution that extends beyond the
workplace, providing you with 24/7 access to a range of health and
wellbeing services, as well as discounted gym membership.
BHSF Connect also provides access to an online voluntary discounts
platform providing a range of offers and discounts from well-known
retailers and high-street brands e.g. Marks and Spencer’s, Boots,
Argos and B & Q.

Staff can volunteer to pay into the BHSF health cash plan which is
designed to take the fi nancial burden out of looking after your health.
As an employee, you benefi t from corporate rates, which
are approximately 30% lower than direct premiums. Premiums
can be deducted directly from your salary and start from £7.63
per month or £13.65 per month for a family membership.

Plantsbrook is part of the Cycle Scheme which means you are able
to sign up to the scheme in order to obtain bicycles and safety
equipment whilst saving income tax and national insurance.
You can obtain a bicycle and safety equipment up to a limit of £1000.
The scheme works by having the bike and equipment cost taken from
your gross salary. Hence, you can spread the cost of a new bike over
either 12 or 18 months.

• Open door policy to access Senior Leadership support
• A supportive Special Leave Policy
• Free tea and coffee provided at break time
• Free refreshments and sandwiches provided for all staff
attending Parents’ Evening
• No expectation of answering email outside school hours
• Teachers receive extra time for PPA
• Flexible working supported wherever possible
• Free car parking

• Outstanding NQT support - comprehensive professional
development programme with support readily available from
your mentor, NQT Co-ordinator and Senior Leadership Team
• High quality training, development and opportunities to help
you develop, grow and learn throughout your career
• CPD tailored specifically to staff needs, based on feedback
• Opportunity to network and share good practice via our
local networks

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1460 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Plantsbrook School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@plantsbrookschool.co.uk

About Plantsbrook School

School location

Upper Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1RB