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Headteacher - Frederick Bird Primary School

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Frederick Bird Primary School

Swan Lane,




Leadership Scale – Group 5 – L22 to L28 £74,9283 to £86,040

Permanent - Full-time

At Frederick Bird Primary School, our shared vision is for every child to be a proud member of our community, surrounded by care, positivity and happiness. We aim to educate and nurture them to be the best that they can be in our ever-changing world.

We are searching for a new Headteacher to lead us on the next stage of our improvement journey as we aspire to realise the high standards we set for our children, our staff and our whole community.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement which is challenging but exciting and much progress has already been made.

We are currently in the process of joining Inspire Education Trust who have been supporting us with school improvement from the wider Teaching & Learning team since November 2022. We are very excited about this new partnership and can already see the difference working alongside the Inspire team.

 We are looking for an exceptional individual who is:

• innovative, hardworking and passionate about improving educational standards

• an inspirational and strategic leader; with a proven track record of improvement

…and who wants to:

• empower and motivate staff and pupils to achieve their full potential.

• promote and maintain excellent relationships with parents, carers and the wider community.

• develop healthy, independent and curious learners.

• acknowledge and celebrate strengths of all individuals.

• meet the challenges of the future and continue on our improvement journey

The supporting application pack provides more information about our school and this exciting opportunity.  Interested candidates are encouraged to contact school (024 7622 1920 or  ) to arrange an initial conversation with our Executive Headteacher & Chair of Governors.  Following this, school visits can be arranged.

Closing date: Wednesday 7th June 2023 – midday

Interview date: Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th June (provisional)

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

How to Apply

You can either:


Coventry City Council


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