Phase Leader

Whitehouse Common Primary School, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 6BL

7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 September 2022

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Key stage 2

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Phase Leader job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to further your career? Are you looking to develop your leadership skills in a friendly, forward thinking and highly supportive school?

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational Years 5 and 6 Phase Leader with responsibility for either Mathematics or English from January 2023.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has outstanding expectations and ambitions for each and every child across the ability range
  • Is an excellent classroom practitioner who expects and enforces high standards for learning and behaviour
  • Demonstrates the potential and desire to make a positive impact in leading the Year 5/6 Phase alongside either Mathematics or English across the school
  • Has experience of, and an interest in, successfully developing themselves as a professional and as a leader whilst also developing and supporting their colleagues
  • Is a strong communicator with accomplished inter-personal skills
  • Is innovative, enthusiastic and can bring fresh ideas and impetus to our school
  • Is organised, highly motivated, hard-working and willing to ‘go the extra mile’

In return our school has many things to offer including:

  • The benefit of a strong leadership team and staff who will be committed to supporting you and enabling you to reach yours and the school’s goals
  • A warm and welcoming working environment as part of our ‘Whitehouse Common family’ community
  • The chance to teach our enthusiastic and happy children who love to learn
  • Excellent professional development opportunities including working alongside colleagues from the Learning Trust for Excellence (LTE) and the ability to raise your profile across our Trust
  • An enabling working environment, with regular non-contact time, to help you successfully execute your leadership responsibilities

Whitehouse Common Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appropriate references will be required. It is an offence to apply if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Applying for the job

An application pack can be downloaded from the school website

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About Whitehouse Common Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
456 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
0121 464 1918

Whitehouse Common Primary School is a two form entry with a nursery class. We cater for pupils between the ages of 3 and 11 years and are located on the edge of Birmingham in Sutton Coldfield affording easy access to many surrounding counties such as Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire as well as the wider West Midlands.

We are a founder member of the Learning Trust for Excellence (a group of nine local schools) where we share the benefits of working collectively whilst retaining personal autonomy and we are also a member of the Sutton Coldfield Consortium.

At Whitehouse Common Primary School we adopt a nurturing and family approach to learning and to school life. You will join a team of dedicated staff, in a happy and encouraging working environment with a family atmosphere, where the philosophy is that every child matters.

Arranging a visit to Whitehouse Common Primary School

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to arrange a visit to the school or have an informal discussion with the Headteacher, please contact the school on 0121 464 1918 – option 2 or email Mrs Dodd at

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