St Patrick’s RC Primary School
Ysgol Gynradd Gatholig Padrig Sant
Lucknow Street - Cardiff - CF11 6NA
In faith we grow, with hope for the future and love for one another
Tyfwn mewn ffydd â gobaith ar gyfer y dyfodol a chariad tuag at ein gilydd
Permanent Class Teacher with TLR
(AoLE and Progression Step Leader)
MPS / UPS Pay Scale
Start September 2021
Post Number ED50052732
An exciting opportunity has arisen, as the Governors of St Patrick’s RC School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspiring and experienced senior leader and class teacher. The successful applicant will have an integral role in school improvement and maintaining a strong Catholic, learning community as reflected in the Mission Statement and School Improvement Plan.
This is a key role within our Senior Leadership Team. The successful applicant will be leading an AoLE across the school and/or Progression Step that reflects their expertise and experience.
This vacancy for a full time and permanent member of the leadership team has arisen following the retirement of a much loved and long-standing member of the senior leadership team.
We are looking for someone who:
• ensures that the inclusive and Catholic ethos remains central to life at St. Patrick’s
• is an excellent classroom practitioner with a clear understanding of effective teaching and learning to inspire, nurture and guide pupils of all abilities
• is passionate about education with the commitment and drive to enable all learners to succeed in their learning, fostering excellent relationships and understanding pupils’ needs very well
• has high expectations of achievement and behaviour with energy, enthusiasm, drive and determination to raise standards
• has a proven track record as a successful subject/ AoLE leader, raising standards and showing impact across the school
• a visionary and strategic with the ability to use data effectively to inform self-evaluation and improvement planning
• an innovative and knowledgeable team player with the confidence to lead on the schools vision and to inspire, motivate and empower others
• is able to demonstrate a high level of collaborative skills across a wide range of education partnerships, e.g. Headteacher, leadership team, colleagues, governors, parents and the wider community
• has an in-depth knowledge of the Curriculum for Wales and be able to drive the vision for Successful Futures across the school
• has excellent organisation and communication skills with staff, parents and pupils.
• is able to provide high quality learning experiences through an imaginative approach to skills based learning, including the ability to use ICT effectively to engage and motivate
• will support our drive to develop pupil participation that is based on rights-respecting values
Experience is essential to this post.
This post is s This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Suitable for a job share.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement. Further information and CES application forms are available from the school office.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check.
Some roles may need to comply with the ‘Childcare Act 2006’ and the ‘Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009’ where additional disclosure of information will be required.
Closing date for applications: Noon Friday 25th June 2021
Shortlisting: Monday 28th June 2021
Lesson observations: TBC
Interview date: Wednesday 30th June 2021
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.