Pontprennau Primary School
Grade : L14-L20 (£56,579 - £65,561 per annum)
Post Reference : ED50234503
Full Time and Permanent
The Governing Body of Pontprennau Primary School are seeking to appoint an inspirational, enthusiastic and motivated leader who is fully committed to raising standards, sustaining whole school improvement and who will strive for excellence in our dynamic and growing school.
Governors are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who:
• Has proven success in a range of strategic roles including sustained whole school improvement.
• Can demonstrate successful experience of managing change, encouraging innovation and meeting challenges successfully.
• Can demonstrate successful experience of providing for pupils with additional learning needs.
• Is committed to own self-improvement and the professional learning of others.
• Is committed to promote the wellbeing of all members of the school community.
• Is dynamic and enthusiastic with the vision and energy to create an effective culture of life-long learning and implement the new curriculum in Wales/a varied curriculum.
• Is capable of managing financial and other resources.
Our two-form entry school first opened in September 2015, as part of Cardiff Council’s 21st Century Schools Programme. Since then it has grown from Nursery and Reception and now includes Years 1 to 5. We are extremely fortunate to benefit from a new bespoke architectural design, which cleverly incorporated the existing Community Centre building with the new school build, to create a beautiful, purposeful learning environment, including a large hall, dance studio, a cookery room and a library as well as retaining community facing facilities for use outside school hours. We offer a breakfast and after school clubs with wrap-around care for Nursery.
We serve the Pontprennau district and community in the east of Cardiff, lying between the village of Old St. Mellons and the A48 road to Newport. The area affords easy access to Cardiff, Newport and the M4 motorway and consists mainly of residential buildings. The school is situated to the northern edge of Pontprennau, near to the Community Church and the Medical Centre. There is a good range of facilities in the area, including green spaces and play parks for children. The school is fast becoming the centre of the community with strong support from our Friends of Pontprennau Primary School Association made up of parents and community members.
Our mission is that:
• Pontprennau Primary School is a community focused school where everyone involved with it, but especially the pupils, can thrive in a secure, happy and creative environment.
• There is a strong and positive commitment to high expectations and the basis of excellent Early Years practice to ensure the achievement of high standards for all and that the whole community works together to achieve the school aims.
• Our curriculum is practical, meaningful and fun, and the experiences the children have at the school enable them to be confident, happy learners.
This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
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.
Interested applicants are welcome to visit the school either on Wednesday 21 October at 4pm or Thursday 22 October at 1.30pm. Please contact Chair of governors to make arrangements. Contact details are available under Application Instructions
We aim to hold interviews during November, but this could be subject to change due to Covid-19.
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.
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.