St David’s Catholic Primary School

In conjunction with the Diocese of Menevia*

West Cross Avenue, West Cross, Swansea SA3 5TS
Tel: 01792 512212 Fax 01792 512211

Required from January 2018 (or as soon after)
Group 2 School Leadership Range 10 – 16 (£49,199 - £57,077)

The children, staff and governors of St David’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated Catholic headteacher to lead our aspirational school and build upon our existing strong foundations. The school is located adjacent to Swansea Bay, a beautiful area at the gateway of the Gower Peninsula, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Due to the retirement of the current Headteacher, the Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher, who leads by example and will develop our school to excellence.

The successful candidate will:
• Be a practising and committed Catholic who, as a faith leader will cherish, support and develop our school’s ethos and vision of Catholic education (Strategic Direction)
• Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations of achievement (Leading Learning and Teaching)
• Be an excellent leader who is able to demonstrate an ability to motivate and enthuse others and manage change effectively (Developing/Working with Others)
• Have high expectations of achievement for all members of the school community (Secures Accountability)
• Be skilled in school improvement strategy, well organised and solutions-focused (Managing the School)
• Have the ability to devise and develop new initiatives and ensure that the impact is fully evaluated (Managing the School)
• Have excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and be approachable and a good listener (Developing/Working with Others)
• Have the clarity of thought and resilience to steer this inclusive school community on the next stage of its journey (Strategic Direction)
• Be firmly committed to further enhancing our links with the Diocese, our parishes, the Local Authority, other schools and the wider community (Strengthening Community Focus)

We can offer:
• Happy, enthusiastic children who are eager to learn and a pleasure to teach
• Friendly, dedicated and hard-working staff
• A highly supportive Governing Body
• A commitment to your professional development and wellbeing
• A warm welcome from parents (passionate about the education of their children) and our parish communities, with a strong Catholic ethos

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to visit the school prior to application. Please contact the school and speak to Mrs M Thomas to arrange a visit.
Further information about this post, together with an Application form, is available to download.
Completed application packs should be returned by 4pm, on 17.11.17, to: Human Resources, Room 323, The Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4PE
Interviews will take place on: 05.12.17 and 06.12.17

St David’s Primary School is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Two references will be taken prior to any offer of employment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

*serves the parishes of St David’s, Swansea, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Mumbles, St Benedict’s, Sketty and St Joachim and St Anne in Dunvant