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The Blue Coat School is a diverse and vibrant community. We pride ourselves on cultivating a staff community who are innovative and dynamic teachers; knowledgeable and passionate support staff and creative, forward-thinking leaders.


Discover the current vacancies available at the School below as well as the benefits of joining our staff.

Current vacancies

The current vacancies for The Blue Coat School Birmingham are listed below.

All staff have access to a range of benefits including ongoing CPD, a delicious free lunch each day during term time, remuneration on fees, access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, use of fitness facilities, social and wellbeing events and free on-site parking.

Teachers are enrolled into their choice of TPS or an alternative direct contribution pension scheme. Support Staff are enrolled into a direct contribution pension scheme with generous employer contributions and associated benefits.

EYFS Teaching Assistants (2 posts – full time and part time)

We are seeking two experienced EYFS Teaching Assistants. The successful candidates will be expected to promote and safeguard the welfare of all children for whom the post holder has responsibility and with whom the post holder comes into contact. 2 posts are available – one is a full time and one is a part time (2 days per week – Thursday and Friday). Both are permanent positions. Please state which you are applying for in your application.

Closing Date - Friday 5th January 2024

Interview Date - Wednesday 10th January 2024

Start Date - 19th February 2024

Salary - Full Time £18,609 per annum, Part Time £7,444 (40%) – term time only (which includes provision for paid statutory holidays). Extra paid hours are available in aftercare and holiday clubs.

Core Hours - 8am - 3.30pm

More Information

A Typical

As a high achieving private day school, with beautiful grounds and a portfolio of staff benefits, we are privileged to receive a large number of applications for every vacancy. Therefore, a rigorous selection process is in place to ensure the best candidate is appointed.

stage one

You will receive a tour of the School from a member of the leadership team.

stage two

A task relevant to the role.

Teachers will be an observed teaching a planned lesson.

Teaching assistants will be observed following instructions from the class teacher and interacting with the children. In some cases they may be required to prepare an intervention task.

Support staff will be given a computer-based task relevant to their role.

stage three

A formal panel interview with a member of the senior leadership and other staff relevant to the post.

Further Information

Please note, we reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. Applications can only be accepted using the School’s application form, which will be made available with each individual job advert.

The 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 safeguarding responsibilities of the post are listed within the job descriptions.

All applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including online searches, checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

At interview applicants must provide original documents to confirm their identity and right to work in the UK. They must also bring proof of qualifications where relevant for the post. The documentation required by applicants is listed in the Recruitment Policy which is available on the school website and from the School.

The Blue Coat School is an equal opportunities employer.

Get in touch

For any recruitment enquiries, please contact Corinna Gregory, HR Administrator, on 0121 410 6812 or email recruitment@thebluecoatschool.com