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.

Teacher (Welsh Second Language) – Penglais Comprehensive School

Closing date: 30/01/2023

Reference: REQ104371

32.5 hours / Permanent

28,866 - 44,450 *

Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We seek to appoint an excellent Welsh teacher who can support the development of Welsh 2nd language in the school to ensure that all students achieve outstanding outcomes in the subject. This role is a full-time post but we would consider a part-time 0.8 contract. 

The right candidate will thrive on the challenge of working with our staff and students to ensure that teaching and learning is consistently good and outstanding; that the learning experience of the students is based on challenge and creative thinking; that all students achieve highly and develop in confidence and that the Welsh departments are central to the public life of the school. You will be committed to finding inclusive approaches to inspiring students and to improving the life-chances of all our students.

This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious candidate to play a key role in increasing the aspirations and success of our students, thereby contributing to the journey of Ysgol Penglais School in becoming an excellent school.

Ysgol Penglais School has much to offer:

  • a research-based school with good relationships between staff and students
  • a commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders
  • access to the bustling university town of Aberystwyth
  • located on the beautiful Ceredigion coast, an area of natural beauty

For further details please contact Helena Clements (PA to the Headteacher) on 01970 624811or email hcl@penglais.org.uk

Ysgol Penglais School is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description and 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
Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth is a lively university town, seaside resort complete with promenade and pier, and the setting of atmospheric TV drama Hinterland.
Read more