St Helen’s RC Primary School
“Strive to achieve; Take care of our world; Look after each other
Ymdrechu i lwyddo; Gofalu am ein byd; Edrych ar ôl ein gilydd”
Head Teacher – Group 2 ISR L15 – 21
To commence beginning of Spring Term (January 2020) or as soon as possible thereafter pending all safeguarding and recruitment checks.
On behalf of our children, the Governing Body of St Helen’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint the best leader to further the achievements of this happy, caring and successful school. Based in Caerphilly, we attract children from throughout the County as the only faith school. We currently have 257 learners from Rising 3s to Year 6 and our attendance exceeds 96%.
The school is seeking an inspirational Roman Catholic Head Teacher who lives out the virtues of the Pupil Profile; an individual that really values each child, supporting the pupils alongside the school community to achieve their full potential. St Helen’s has been categorised as a Green School. Our values are lived out every day and clearly demonstrated by an outstanding team of teachers, support staff and pupils.
We are looking for a visible leader who can effectively guide our school on our journey with the New Curriculum for Wales, strengthening and embedding our values; utilising all of our resources to maximum effect for the benefit of our children.
This role will be the defining moment in your career.
We are looking for a Head Teacher who:
Is a practising Catholic, with a clear vision of Catholic Education; someone who will value and develop the Catholic ethos of our school.
Has the vision and drive to promote and inspire the highest standards of teaching, learning and behaviour.
Will inspire and motivate our staff, children and community, whilst making them feel valued and supported.
Is an effective communicator who leads by example.
Is a strategic thinker, with the vision to implement new ideas, and the ability to identify and sustain areas for improvement.
Has high expectations and aspirations and will promote and celebrate the achievements of all our children and staff.
Will involve children, parents, our parish and the wider community to shape the direction of our school.
Will strive to ensure all children reach their full potential
Is committed to the value of outdoor learning and able to support its delivery in our unique natural surroundings and participate in the Forest Schools initiative for all age groups.
What our children think of our school:
“St Helen’s is a great school because it offers us lots of amazing opportunities in different ways; it is full of amazing staff who are enthusiastic about what we do in and out of the classroom”.
“St Helen’s is a great school because we feel safe in its warm, welcoming and friendly environment”.
“St Helen’s is a great school because it encourages us to be the best we can be”.
What our children want from their new Head Teacher:
“We want our new Head Teacher to be capable of managing all our extra-curricular activities both in sport and music.”
“We want our new Head Teacher to be a great motivator who encourages us to try new things”.
“We want our new Head Teacher to be a Christian person who uses the virtues throughout their lives setting us an example to be followed”.
“We want our new Head Teacher to be adaptable, positive, approachable and funny when we need it; to be a great team player”.
Shortlisting: Week commencing 9th September 2019
Interviews to be held: 23rd and 24th September 2019
The successful candidate will be expected to sign the Catholic Education Service Contract of Employment.
St Helen’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitments. Appointments to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and satisfactory references, which will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview.
Visits to the school will be welcomed and a learner will be available to guide interested parties on a tour of the school on request. If you wish to take advantage of this, please contact the school office on 0 29 20 85 25 32 to arrange an appointment .
St Helen's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.