The Diocese of Wrexham In partnership with Powys County Council


St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Newtown, Powys SY16 2EH

ISR L7 - 13 Number on Roll: 107
Required 1st September 2018

Estyn March 2017:
‘The behaviour of nearly all pupils around the school is exemplary.
Pupils’ attitudes to learning are a strong feature’

Due to the retirement of our highly successful Headteacher, the Governing Body is seeking to appoint a successor, a practising Catholic, to further improve our school.

St Mary’s is a very happy and successful school in Mid-Wales near to the English border. Our school is proud of all its pupils, of the high standards they reach, of the kindness they show to each other and their excellent behaviour. We seek an experienced practitioner with vision, enthusiasm and belief in all that is possible.

The governors are seeking to appoint an experienced educational practitioner who will:
• Be a serving Head, Deputy, or alternatively with senior management experience;
• Demonstrate a strong Catholic faith that informs their understanding of education and senior leadership within the Catholic and Welsh context;
• Inspire, motivate and mentor staff, to share in developing the best teaching and learning;
• Enable all our children to discover their true selves and become the best they can be;
• Maintain the school’s positive partnership with parents, parishes and wider community.

In return St. Mary’s will provide:
• An exciting opportunity to lead a good, inclusive school, with a strong Catholic ethos and where children are eager to learn;
• Enthusiastic and dedicated staff who are committed to the success of our school;
• Supportive Governors working in partnership to achieve school improvement goals;
• Engaged and supportive parents and welcoming parish community.

We warmly encourage you to visit our school. To arrange a visit please contact us at: or 01686 625582.

For application forms and further details telephone 01597 826300 (24hrs); or e-mail or apply online at

Closing Date for applications: 5th March 2018
Short Listing Date: 8th March 2018
Interview Date: 20th March 2018

Completed forms should be returned to:
Employment Services, Human Resources, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG