Thank you for showing an interest in joining the team at Bournville All-Through School, part of Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust. 


Since I joined Bournville School in April 2023, I have had the pleasure in seeing the school go from strength to strength. This continuous improvement journey can be attributed to the skill and professionalism of the dedicated team who work at Bournville. We have been on a clear trajectory to making small daily steps that result in big changes and everything we do is underpinned by our Academy values; ready, respectful, safe.  With initiatives now embedded, there is a clear improvement in student behaviour and a real sense of community and culture. Teachers are focused on planning and delivering engaging lessons within a calm and orderly environment. Safeguarding has always been, and will continue to be a priority and we have a strong team supporting the pastoral care of our students. We know that all these measures will lead to improved outcomes overall. So, making this a particularly exciting time to join and be part of the highly skilled Bournville team.


Bournville currently has almost 670 students from Reception to Year 11. Located in the south of Birmingham, the Academy serves students from the wider community, with close to 63.7% from a disadvantaged background, 22.7% on the SEND register and 16.7% EAL. 


As Principal, I am excited about the collective spirit that is apparent as we embark on our next phase of continued growth and school improvement. The experience of being a key player in bringing about systematic change will be an essential part of the successful candidate’s portfolio. The current focus is to ensure that we deliver an engaging curriculum that inspires all children to achieve the very highest levels of learning. This will continue to be supported by a calm and orderly environment that is achieved by the consistent application of the high expectations by all stakeholders. The staff and leaders at Bournville have genuine care and passion for the Academy and the community it serves. We work at pace to ensure the best education can be delivered on a daily basis and the resources required to bring about the necessary improvements are being made available. 


It is also an exciting time to join the Trust as we are now entering the next phase of our development, having established ourselves as a mature MAT. We have attracted and recruited a wide range of experienced central leaders who have worked in a range of different Trusts. Given this, and the extensive connectivity of members of the Central Team with other leading Trusts across the country, FMAT is very well placed to build on its existing strengths. 


Working at Bournville poses an opportunity for the right candidate to fulfil their vocational passion, whilst making a real impact, raising standards and consequently “enriching the lives, and transforming the futures” of our young people. They deserve nothing less. 


Marie Rooney | Principal

Bournville Academy

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Employee Benefits

We are committed to making FMAT a great place to work.  As part of this we offer the following benefits to all employees:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Perkbox Wellness Hub
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Green Car Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Technology Scheme
  • Perkbox Discount Platform
  • Recognition scheme
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Onsite parking
Safer Recruitment

FMAT is committed to providing the highest level of education and care to its students and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

FMAT recognises that the safe recruitment of its staff in the Trust is essential to safeguard the children in attendance. It is our duty to prevent unsuitable people from working with children – ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers who work with children.

Safer practice in recruitment means thinking about and including issues relating to child protection and safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children at every stage of the process and for all people being recruited.  

For all posts, enquiries will be made with previous employers about whether a safeguarding concern has been raised against you.

View our Trust Candidate Pack for more information

Here’s a snapshot of what our employees have to say about working at Bournville…

“One of the most important things to me is that the Trust and Bournville have a strong focus on personal development and learning.”

Audrey Baker-Smith | Exams and Data

I have enjoyed working collaboratively with FMAT colleagues in Trust Network Groups (TNGs) and I have benefited from a range of CPD opportunities that have prepared me for middle leadership. For example I am currently studying
for an NPQLT through Ambition Institute.”

Laura Walton | CL Art