Head Teacher Vacancy

8th December 2021


HEAD TEACHER FROM 25th April 2022

ISR Salary Range: L19 to L27 £65,735 to £79,958) 


Due to impending retirement of our current Headteacher, Mr Richard Baker, the Governing Body of St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School wish to appoint a dedicated, inspirational and committed individual to the post of Head Teacher from 25th April 2022.

St Wilfrid`s is a successful and highly respected Catholic school in the Castle Bromwich area of Birmingham, blessed with a strong history of leadership and Governorship, good academic results; a thriving and popular school in a diverse community setting; outstanding pastoral care; strong links with families and the parish community; hard working and well-behaved pupils and staff who work hard to enable pupils to achieve their full potential. 

Our current Headteacher has been in post for 16 years and has established a strong catholic education offer and ethos for both children, parents and staff. Mr Baker is leaving a great legacy for the in-coming newly appointed Headteacher.

In addition to helping pupils achieve well, staff, leaders and governors make a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 

We are looking for somebody who:

  • is a practising Catholic with a strong personal faith and solid moral and ethical principles and values
  • has a clear understanding and vision of Catholic education and has the ability to further develop the Catholic life of the school in a community of ethnic diversity
  • is passionate about education and the difference it makes to children’s lives and puts the safety and wellbeing of children at the heart of all they do
  • has an ambitious drive and high expectations of achievement for all pupils and has the motivation, organisation with the inter-personal skills to inspire this in others
  • has initiative, drive, integrity and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • is innovative and forward thinking and has the creativity and vision to inspire and lead change
  • will embrace a new challenge and capitalise on opportunities presented
  • is committed to working collaboratively with staff, parents/carers, governors, parish and local community

In return, we can offer:

  • an inclusive school with amazing, truly diverse, well-motivated pupils who have a thirst for knowledge and learning and a respect for their peers and adults alike,
  • a caring and positive environment inspired by our strong Catholic ethos
  • a well established and resourced school with high aspirations for pupils and staff
  • a highly supportive, committed Governing Body,
  • a highly experienced Senior Leadership Team focused on continual school improvement,
  • a welcoming, friendly, hard-working, highly cohesive staff team who are dedicated to making a difference to the children in their care,
  • a commitment to your own continuing professional development.

St Wilfrid`s is part of Our Lady`s and All Saint`s Multi Academy Company, newly formed in April 2021. We are a new MAC consisting of 13 schools with an ambitious vision and mission to promote Catholic Education through being a “family” of schools strong in faith. This is a great time to join a new MAC that is building our “family” of schools for the future. You will be expected to play your part in our strategic and operational development. It is fast paced but exciting and great time to join this Catholic MAC and further your development as a leader in Catholic education.

Further information and an application pack is available under the vacancies section of our website click here: https://www.stwilfrd.bham.sch.uk/web 

The application closing date 5.00pm on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Please return your application to recruitment@olaas.co.uk

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 5th January, with proposed interview dates of 12th-14th January.

If you have any questions please send these via email : enquiry@stwilfrd.bham.sch.uk

Alternatively, you may wish to speak to the Headteacher or the Catholic Senior Executive Leader


Headteacher: Mr R. Baker 0121 675 3319

Catholic Senior Executive Leader: Peter Davis 07738 013672


St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School
Shawsdale Road
B36 8LY

Visits to school are warmly welcomed, please contact Mrs Caroline Harrison, School Business Manager via email or telephone 0121 675 3319 to make an appointment.

St Wilfrid’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The offer of employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of all necessary pre-employment checks. These checks include an enhanced DBS certificate, satisfactory references including absence, Childcare Disqualification check, Teacher Prohibition check, Qualifications, Health Questionnaire, Identity and the Right to Work in the UK.