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 – New Quay Primary School

Closing date: 05/02/2023

Reference: REQ104370

32.5 hours / Permanent

52,371 - 60,600 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

New Quay Primary School is a small community school with a big heart, we believe that a happy and homely environment is essential for children to learn, develop and achieve their true potential. We take great pride in our culture of friendship, diversity and acceptance.

Located in the centre of New Quay village, just a short walk from the beaches, we make the most of this amazing location to bring education to life. Currently Ysgol Cei Newydd has around 85 pupils and an effective and dedicated team of staff.  In accordance with the Welsh Government categorisation of schools, Ysgol Cei Newydd is categorised as Transitional 2 (T2) working towards category 2 dual language school. We are a popular school for families locating to the area as well as New Quay residents. We inspire our children to become bilingual and develop a broad knowledge of the Welsh language and culture.

The Governors wish to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Headteacher to lead the school in the next period of its development. The successful candidate will build upon existing strengths and continue to support our culturally diverse student body. They should be open to new ideas and ensure that the school prepares its pupils for the changing world around them. In addition, we are looking for a Headteacher who can lead the teaching team in the delivery of the Curriculum for Wales and the ALN Bill.

The successful candidate will require;

  • relevant knowledge and experience of delivering excellent teaching and learning;
  • an understanding of effective pedagogical methodologies;
  • a secure knowledge of effective pupil assessment strategies;
  • an understanding of current and future developments in Welsh education;
  • the ability to develop and manage a high performing team and the professional development of staff through effective performance management;
  • a clear vision of strategy development to include implementation and evaluation;
  • a working knowledge of managing budgets effectively;
  • experience of curriculum planning and resource allocation;
  • the ability to develop strong and supportive relationships with staff, pupils, parents, Governors, the County Council, the local community, and other bodies.

This advert is for a Headteacher where the ability to communicate through Welsh and English is essential.

In addition to these requirements, the school and its Governors attach particular importance to:

  • having high expectations of themselves and others within the school setting and the wider community of New Quay;
  • providing a clear vision for the future of the school which inspires staff, parents, and pupils alike;
  • offering exemplary leadership which draws upon and reinforces the expertise of other staff;
  • providing a caring, respectful, and inclusive happy environment for all;
  • encourages pupils to fully embrace Welsh culture and language and encourage parents to support Welsh at home;
  • ensuring that the school helps all pupils to develop independent learning and to be prepared for the world outside school;
  • continuing to develop strong links between the school and the local community;
  • ppenness to new ideas and expertise from both within and outside the school;
  • experience and ability to manage change effectively.

Currently the Headteacher has a significant teaching commitment.

Candidates who wish to visit the school prior to applying are welcome to do so. Please contact Karen White on 01545 560363 to arrange a visit.

For further information regarding this post, please contact Rhianydd James, School Support Advisor, on 07811 593801.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 5th February and interviews will be conducted on Thursday the 16th and Friday the 17th of February.

Person Specification 

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
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