Howardian Primary School
Hammond Way, Penylan, Cardiff CF23 9NB
Post Ref No: ED50265556
Salary: £45,319 - £50,026 (L05 - L09)
Full Time / Permanent
‘The school is a caring and inclusive community with strong levels of respect, trust and co-operation between staff, pupils and parents.’ - Estyn July 2019
We are a new and growing school in Cardiff. Currently we have Nursery to Year 4 pupils and will be welcoming our first Year 5 cohort in September 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Head teacher to help lead, shape and develop the school as it grows.
At the beginning of September 2018 we moved into our brand new school and it's really important to us that our new assistant head teacher shares our commitment to making it a real Community School. Our children all live locally and come from many nationalities. Parents are very supportive of our school and we have incredibly enthusiastic and dedicated staff. Our recent Estyn Inspection July 2019 said: ‘There is a strong team ethos. All members of staff feel valued and work together well.’
The Headteacher and Governors are seeking to appoint a hardworking, visionary and enthusiastic assistant head teacher to work within KS2 in our growing school. The successful candidate will be an excellent practitioner with significant experience of outstanding teaching in Key Stage 2 and in particular in upper Key Stage 2.
• Be able to evidence their impact on pupil progress, attainment and behaviour
• Have an understanding of the needs of a diverse community and a strong commitment to inclusion
• Have a positive attitude to innovation and change
• Have excellent personal and team building skills
• Have a good track record in developing leadership skills and implementation
If you are an aspiring senior leader with these qualities, attributes and skills we offer you:
• the opportunity to work in a school where ‘all stakeholders, including pupils, feel a strong sense of pride and ownership in their school’
• a wide range of exciting opportunities for continuing professional development, leading and innovating and creating the new curriculum for Wales in our school
• motivated, confident pupils who have a very positive attitude to school and learning
• supportive governors and parents
We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates who share our commitment to developing a first class school where all children achieve their potential and more in a nurturing, supportive and challenging environment.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
Please download or print off the application form by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post.
Application forms should be completed in full and sent to Louise Curran (e-mail address is available when you click 'Apply Now' by the closing date.
Closing Date: Monday 8th June 2020 (Noon)
Shortlisting: Week beginning Monday June 8th 2020
Observation of Teaching and interviews: ASAP in the second half of the Summer Term and if not in the Autumn Term- this will be dependent on current restrictions. We that our new AHT will be able to start at the beginning of the Autumn Term but this is obviously very dependent on what happens with the current lockdown position that schools are in.
As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
• ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.