Employment Opportunities

Deputy Headteacher

Commencing September 2017 or sooner if possible

Permanent Full time

(Leadership point 8 – 12)


We are seeking to appoint a person who has a proven track record of successful leadership and will actively support the strategic direction of the school with the HT and AHT.

This is a non-teaching position with the following responsibilities: Inclusion Leader, SENDCo, Designated Safeguarding Lead (with support) and Assessment Lead.

Our children and school community are looking for a person who:

  • Embraces our vision and ethos
  • Keeps children at the heart of teaching and learning
  • Has a proven record of excellence as a class teacher across the primary age range
  • Has a record of success in middle or senior management of raising standards and implementing new initiatives
  • Has the ability to inspire and lead others through being a positive role model
  • Is a creative practitioner and a team player
  • Has already, or would be willing to undertake, the National Award for Special Needs Co-ordination


We can offer:

  • A very welcoming and nurturing community where everyone is valued and supported
  • Friendly and well-behaved children who love coming to school!
  • A dedicated and highly supportive staff team and Governors
  • A strong community ethos
  • A high quality learning environment with excellent resources and facilities
  • A fantastic opportunity for career enhancement
  • An outstanding school (October 2014)


Application forms for this post can be obtained by contacting Miss Suzy Savage, School Bursar, on 01226 710447 or emailing s.savage@barnsley.org.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 6th January 2017. Interviews will be held week commencing 23rd January 2017.

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the Headteacher, Mrs Julie Allen, j.allen2@barnsley.org


Birkwood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records at an enhanced level. Birkwood Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.