We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Headteacher – Aberporth Primary School

Closing date: 01/06/2022

Reference: REQ103842

32.5 hours / Permanent

52,302 - 60,624 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

The following is an advert for the post of full time Head teacher where the ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh and English is essential.

Aberporth Primary School is a seaside village serving the surrounding area of Ceredigion. Welsh is the main language of the school. At present are 186 pupils on roll between the ages of 4 and 11, organised into seven classes and Canolfan y Don, a special unit for pupils with profound learning needs. The school was inspected by Estyn in March 2020, and the five inspection areas were judged as good.

We want to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with excellent management and leadership skills to lead and build on the success and reputation of our happy and caring school. You will provide leadership to the school to maintain success and ensure high quality education for all pupils and continue to raise standards of achievement.

We are keen to ensure that the school continues to thrive and take advantage of future opportunities. We want to appoint an experienced individual with excellent leadership and management qualities who will:

  • promote the wellbeing of pupils and staff
  • promote high standards of attainment for all
  • lead on the national transformation agendas
  • encourage and support pupils to become independent learners
  • promote staff development in innovative teaching and learning
  • encourage parents and the community to be part of the School
  • fully promote inclusion

The successful candidate will have:

  • a clear vision for the development of this long-standing school with a community focus
  • a clear understanding and commitment to developing effective learning practices throughout the school
  • strong communication, inter-personal, management and organisational skills
  • an understanding of the importance of each individual’s individual development to achieve their full potential
  • a sound knowledge and interest in current education developments and practices.
  • a commitment to continuing professional development and team building
  • a strong commitment to continuing the links with the Governors, the local community, local schools and the Urdd

The successful candidate will have some teaching commitment.

Candidates applying for their first permanent Headship post must hold a NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) qualification.

Person Specification

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Aberporth Primary School Support Advisor, Mrs Mary Davies, on 07805667959 or by e-mail to Mary.Davies@ceredigion.gov.uk

Closing date: Sunday, 1st June, 2022

Interview date: Monday, 20th June, 2022 (applicants will be asked to make themselves available on this date)

Note: We reserve the right to amend the application closing date.

Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture

We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows: 

  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
Cardigan is the historic gateway into Ceredigion from the south west.
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